Parochial Church Council (PCC)

The PCC, or Parochial Church Council, is a corporate body with charitable status. It comprises both clergy and lay (i.e. not clergy!) members of the church, and therefore has both those elected by members of the Church Electoral Roll and others who sit on the PCC by virtue of a particular office they hold within the church. Together they are responsible for the overall wellbeing, practical as well as spiritual, of our church, our church members and the church buildings. It is responsible for all matters of general concern and importance to the parish, including deciding how funds are spent. The PCC also has a duty to promote the mission of the church within the wider community. 

The PCC has Officer roles – a Chairperson, Treasurer and Secretary. These are usually elected to office at its first meeting after the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM).

The minutes from the last PCC meeting are on the noticeboard in the entrance to church for anyone to read and respond to. Approved minutes from recent PCC meetings are also available below (but there will be a timelag because they are not approved until the next meeting i.e. minutes for the May meeting are not approved until the next meeting in July). Please talk to a PCC member if you have any queries.

PCC members from 18th April 2021 are as follows:

  • Revd Rob Gladstone (Vicar, Chair)
  • Margaret Rouse (Churchwarden - from end of May)
  • Fred Sleath (Churchwarden - from end of May)
  • Susan Pinkus (PCC Secretary)
  • Sue Wilson (Treasurer)
  • Liz Barker
  • Wendy Ferguson
  • Chris Garnett
  • Alison Godfrey
  • David Hodgson
  • Margaret Leverment
  • Wendy Lewis
  • Alison Parkinson
  • Jonty Pilbeam
  • Linda Poole
  • Ray Prince
  • David Wilson 

There is also a Business Committee  which sets the agenda for the PCC meeting.

PCC Update (June 2018)

The past six months have been an exciting time for your Church Council and we want to share some of this with you and invite you to join with us in working towards what we believe the Lord is calling us to. We have been seeking to discern the priorities for our mission and how best to organise the PCC to lead the church to deliver on these priorities. We remain committed to Jesus’ commission  to make disciples of all nations by reaching out with the love of God, being built up in the word of God and sent out to make his love known. However we have identified three strategic areas for ministry as a church over the next decade and alongside this there are four immediate concerns for us to attend to:

What this means is that the PCC will no longer have a Reach / Build / Send Committee structure, but task groups championed by PCC members, looking to involve the whole Church membership in service in these exciting times ahead. We would love you all to prayerfully consider which of these areas most excites you and for which your particular gifts may equip you and then to be in touch with the relevant named person.

The three priority areas are:

(prayer life, home groups, leadership training)

Alison Godfrey

(both amongst those living alone and young mums)

Wendy Ferguson

Population Growth
(using the opportunities the new school provides)


The four immediate concerns are:

Operations and Finance
(daily running of the church and OSR)

Mike Ferguson /  
Angela Neill            

Mission Autumn 2018
(with Bishop Martyn)

Linda Poole

(internal and external)

Alison Parkinson /
Jenny Pilbeam


Church Building improvement Plan
(to pass on a building fit for purpose to the next generation)

Jonty Pilbeam

PCC Meeting Minutes

PCC Minutes from the meetings in the last twelve months are provided below. The most recent Annual Report is also available for download from the Legal page.

 PCC Minutes 7th March 2022

 PCC Minutes 24th January 2022

 PCC Minutes 22nd November 2021

 PCC Minutes 20th September 2021 

Informal PCC Minutes 5th July 2021 

Informal PCC Minutes 10th May 2021 (Zoom meeting)

Informal PCC Minutes 22nd April 2021 (Zoom meeting)

PCC Minutes 8th March 2021 (Zoom meeting)

PCC Minutes 25th January 2021 (Zoom meeting)

PCC Minutes 23rd November 2020 (Zoom meeting)

PCC Minutes 21st September 2020 (Zoom meeting)

 PCC Minutes 13th July 2020 (Zoom meeting)

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