Life at St Luke’s isn’t all fun and games (although it mostly is!). Running a church is a big task and a serious responsibility. We’re very grateful to our PCC (parochial church council) and church wardens for helping to steer the ship, and supporting our hard-working clergy and their families as St Luke’s sails through sometimes choppy waters. All hands on deck!
On Wednesday 29 April at 8pm, St Luke’s has its APCM (annual parochial church meeting). This is the church equivalent of an AGM, when we review the last 12 months, make plans for the upcoming year, and have the chance to air any issues.
The APCM is also when we vote to appoint our two church wardens (‘officers of the bishop’ and legal custodians) and nine members of the PCC (trustees of the church). Most of the nominations are now complete, and personal statements must be in by 22 April, so if you have any last-minute nominations, you’ll need to move quickly. Then we’ll vote in the committee for the coming year.
To be eligible to vote at the APCM, you need to be on the electoral roll at St Luke’s. As well as giving you the right to vote and hold office in the church, and to be married here, the electoral roll gives the Church of England an idea of numbers, so it’s important to St Luke’s that you’re on the list. You don’t have to attend every week or live in the parish – you just need to identify yourself as a part of the St Luke’s community. Ask Dave or Pat for a form.
The APCM will also include supper – cooked by Dave’s own hand! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to come, so we know how many to cater for.