The Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) will take place on Wednesday 28th October at 7pm in St Bartholomew’s Church, #Meltham (subject to social distancing etc.) This meeting would usually take place by the end of April but has been delayed due to the Covid pandemic. Due to this there has been a special measure granted by Bishop Nick to additionally allow people to attend the meeting online via Zoom. There is also an option to participate via telephone using these details below:
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7595196115?pwd=d3NhNFVOaWR4RVk2QWswd1QvZ2xNdz09
Telephone: 0203 901 7895 – Enter meeting ID: 759 519 6115 (standard call rates apply).
NOTES ON THIS YEARS APCM
Due to our new constitution we will be holding our elections differently this year than we have in the past.
All Church Wardens must be Elected (2 for each Parish Church serving a 1-year term of office) at the Annual Meeting of Parishioners which will be a short meeting held before the APCM. This is only for the purpose of electing Church Wardens and so it will start at 7:00pm with the main meeting/APCM beginning immediately afterwards.
12 people will be elected to the Parochial Church Council (PCC). This will mean 3 members per Church. We would normally elect a third of the membership each year. Therefore, one third of those elected will serve one year (until the end of the next APCM), one third will serve 2 years, and one third will serve 3 years. In this case the length of office for each member elected will be decided by the drawing of lots.
4 representatives of the parish will be elected for the Deanery Synod, this will mean 1 representative per Church. As this is the year in which we would normally be electing Deanery representatives they will serve for a full 3-year term.
6 people will be elected from each Church to be representatives on their own Parish Church Steering group. These steering groups will assist the PCC and Vicar in furthering the mission of the Church. There would normally be 2 new representatives elected each year. Therefore, one third of those elected will serve one year (until the end of the next APCM), one third will serve 2 years, and one third will serve 3 years. In this case the length of office for each member elected will be decided by the drawing of lots.
If you wish to stand for election to any of these offices, please fill out a nomination form in advance of the meetings.
I thank you all in advance for the time and commitment that are offered by serving in these posts.