A PCC is the corporate body established under Church of England measures to promote the Gospel of Christ within a parish. It has the responsibility, with the Incumbent, for promoting the mission of the Church, pastoral, evangelistic, social and ecumenical.
Our own PCC has met regularly during the past year and carried out a number of key tasks and functions. As is so often the case a significant amount of time is spent dealing with parish finances and the buildings that we have a responsibility for. In order to work as effectively as possible a number of teams have been established. Whilst not always consisting of PCC members, each does report back to the PCC and has a specific function:
- The Standing Committee meets to prepare for PCC meetings and has authority to transact the business of the PCC between meetings.
- St. Luke’s Team and St. Leonard’s Team attend to matters relating to the operation and maintenance of our two Churches and Halls.
- The Mission Team co-ordinates parish support for overseas and local missions and recommends grants to be paid by the PCC.
- The Fabric Committee takes a strategic overview of the buildings we are responsible for in the parish and takes an active role not just in maintenance but also in identifying new needs and areas for development.
- The Communications Team oversees parish computer and AV equipment, and manages the production of worship and publicity material together with the parish website, social media and The Parish Magazine.
- The Safeguarding Team has a responsibility for the safeguarding training for all those who work with children and adults at risk. You can read our safeguarding policy here.
- The Pastoral Care Team reviews the pastoral care offered and determines how best to meet the pastoral needs of the parish members.
- The Children , Family and Youth Team has an overview of our provision for children, youth and families and encourages all those working in this area.
Membership of the PCC consists of the Vicar and licensed clergy, Churchwardens and Parish members of the Deanery and Diocesan & General Synods (all ex-officio) together with up to 15 members of the Church who are elected at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting and serve a term of office of three years.