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2022 Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting

The Crofton Parish Annual Meeting this year will be on Sunday, May 1st. It will start with a time of worship at 4pm, the Annual Meeting will start at 4:30pm and last about an hour. We are returning to an “in-person” meeting this year; there will also be the opportunity to view the meeting on Zoom.

The Annual Meeting is an important time in the life of the Parish.  During the meeting we will look back, with thanks, for all God did to bring the Parish through 2021, and will start to reflect on all that has happened already in 2022 and what the rest of 2022 may hold as we “learn to live with Covid” and move forward into the future.

Papers for the APCM

All the papers are PDF documents which will open in a new browser tab.

Joining the APCM Zoom Call

The Zoom “Room” will open at approximately 3:55pm. Please remember to remain on mute throughout the meeting, we recommend watching the metting in “Speaker” rather than “Gallery” mode.

The meeting details are:

Zoom Meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81248769589

Meeting ID: 812 4876 9589
Passcode: AnnualMeet

APCM Elections

As usual the meeting will elect churchwardens, representatives on Deanery Synod, and members of the church council (PCC).

This document explains a bit more about the role of a PCC member.

Download the PCC Members Guide

This year we are looking to appoint four members to the PCC for a three year term and others to fill a number of two year and one year “casual vacancies”. (Member’s length of term will be decided by the number of votes received or randomly if there is no election.) There is also one casual vacancy for a Deanery Synod representative for a ome year term; members of Deanery Synod also have a place on PCC. We are looking for at least five new members of PCC – do consider if one could be you.

Our two churchwardens are only elected for one year, although they can be re-elected for up to six times. Martin will be standing again this year, but Julie is standing down.

Nominations require a proposer and seconder, please return by Monday 25th April.

Download PCC Nomination Form

Download Deanery Synod Nomination Form

Download Churchwarden Nomination Form

Members of the PCC work with the vicar to exercise the governance of the Parish to ensure the integrity of this governance people are disqualified from standing for any position if they are on a safeguarding barred list or have committed certain offences. If elected this is checked before anyone can take up office.

Members of the PCC are also the trustees of the Parish Charity. they must therefore meet all the eligibility requirements placed on a trustee by the Charity Commission. Nominees must therefore be able to confirm their eligibility and that they are a Fit and Proper Person by signing this Eligibility and FPP form:

Download the Trustee Eligibility and FPP Declaration

Electoral Roll Update

Before we hold our Annual Meeting we are obliged to ensure our Electoral Roll is up-to-date. You do not need to sign up again if you were on the Roll last year.

You can sign up using the form below. The form lets you sign up for the Electoral Roll, the Congregational Database or both. The Congregational Database is our primary record of the people linked to the Parish. Communications are sent to the people in this database. Church of England regulations require us to have an Electoral Roll, and you have to be on the Electoral Roll to be on the Church Council or take part in the elections held at the Annual Meeting.

Download the Electoral Roll Form

If you consider Holy Rood or St. Edmund’s your home church we would encourage you to sign up for both, but it’s completely up to you! To be able to take part in this years Annual Meeting, you must return the Electoral Roll form by 2nd April.

If you wish to check if you are on the Electoral Roll please contact our Electoral Roll Officer, Vicki Edwards, email office@croftonparish.org.uk