Guidance specific to the 2020 annual parochial church meeting (APCM) and meeting for election of churchwardens is available here:

Presentation on Governance Diocesan Registrar 2019 pdf

Forms referred to in the 2020 guidance are available in pdf and Word format as below. (click where it says pdf or word, not on the title).  Click here, for the letter.  All  of the forms below are  available as a single document, you can download it here as a pdf APCM Bundle


Electoral roll

E1 Notice of preparation of new church electoral roll 2020 Word  / pdf

E2 Application for enrolment on church electoral roll (SG1) Word / pdf

E3 Electoral roll certificate Word / pdf


Annual parochial church meeting (APCM)

Summary of changes to Church Representation Rules  pdf

M1 Notice of annual parochial church meeting  Word / pdf

M2 APCMs – notes for PCC Secretaries pdf 

M3 Nomination for election of PCC member at APCM  Word /pdf

M4 Office holder Data Consent form  Word

M5 Fit and Proper Person Declaration Word  /pdf

M6 Election Results Form Word /pdf

Timetable and Summary of Actions  pdf


Meeting for election of churchwardens

C1 Notice of meeting for election of churchwardens Word  / pdf

C2 Churchwarden’s nomination form  Word / pdf

Churchwardens, on election to office and on admission, must complete a declaration form to be sent to the relevant Archdeacon.  This will automatically be sent in the Visitation packs in late April/ early May.
They may also be obtained from deanery administrators.


Election of Deanery Synod Representatives (Next election to take place at APCMs by 31st May 2020)

Information is contained in the Diocesan Secretary’s letter above.

NEW: Lay Representatives to deanery synod (new triennium) members will be elected to serve from 1st July 2020 to 3oth  June 2023.

D2 Nomination of lay member of Deanery Synod Word

D3 Elections Results sheet Word / pdf

Deanery Synod Rep calculations 2020.

Table for calculating the number of lay representatives is contained in each individual deanery sheet. See link click here