Guidance specific to the 2020 annual parochial church meeting (APCM) and meeting for election of churchwardens is available here:
There has been many updates from Church House in connection with this and other messages can be found in the message library – see link in box below.
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
Annual parochial church meeting (APCM)
Summary of changes to Church Representation Rules pdf
M2 APCMs – notes for PCC Secretaries pdf
M4 Office holder Data Consent form Word
Timetable and Summary of Actions pdf
Meeting for election of churchwardens
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)
Following the revised guidance issued the latest advice is as advised in previous communications. On 10th September 2020, Bishop Steven signed a new Bishop’s Instrument extending APCMs until the 30th November. The instrument signed also has an affect on Deanery Synod elections and you are advised to read. This replaces the current information in a normal year as set out below.
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
Deanery Synod Rep calculations 2020.
Table for calculating the number of lay representatives is contained in each individual deanery sheet. See link click here