Archdeaconry Visitations

The 2021 Visitation News is available here for your information.

  1. Canon E1 of the Canons of the Church of England sets out in summary form the duties of churchwardens. A useful leaflet on the role of a churchwarden can be found here.
  2. The Churchwardens Nomination Form for use at your APCM can be found here.
  3. The Churchwardens Declaration Form for 2021 can be found here.
  4. The deadline for admitting churchwardens to office for 2021 is 31 October 2021.

Please note your APCM must be held by 31 July 2021.

If you wish to order the 2022 Churchwardens Yearbook, the order form can be found by clicking here. Copies of the 2021 Yearbook can also be ordered on this form at a reduced price of £7.95.


Oxford

This year we have decided to include the archdeacon’s visitation service as part of an Oxford area training day which will be held at St Michael and All Angels church in Summertown on the morning of Saturday 18 September. Further details will be sent to clergy and churchwardens in due course, and the above documents will be of use in the usual process. We remind you that the APCM must be held by 31 July 2021.

Please see the citation letter from the Registry here

For any queries, please contact the Archdeacon of Oxford’s PA Claire Barratt on claire.barratt@oxford.anglican.org or tel 01865 208 732.


Dorchester

Please read this letter from Archdeacon Judy and Associate Archdeacon David, which will explain the process to you.

Here is a list of Visitation Services venues and dates for 2021. Please complete an Attendance Form and return this to your deanery administrator.

Please see the citation letter from the Registry here

If you are unsure as to who your deanery administrator is, or if you have any questions, please contact the Archdeacon’s office paula.bennett@oxford.anglican.org or call 01865 208 245.

The Visitation Attendance Form should be completed and returned to the Archdeacon’s PA, Heather Harris no later than 20th August 2021.

For the Churchwarden Declaration Form please click here


Reading

2021 Archdeacon’s Visitations for the Reading Episcopal Area/Berkshire Archdeaconry
The three Berkshire Visitations will all be held this year in September, please see 3. LIST below for locations and dates.

Please find attached:
1. Archdeacon’s Letter to Churchwardens (SP) and 1. Archdeacon’s Letter to Churchwardens (LJ) from the Archdeacon and Associate Archdeacon
2. Citation Letter from Diocesan Registrar 2021
3. LIST – Berkshire Archdeaconry Visitations 2021
4. Reply – Attendance Form 2021 (SP) – please return to Archdeacon’s office by email or post before 20 August 2021
4. Reply – Attendance Form 2021 (LJ) – please return to Archdeacon’s office by email or post before 20 August 2021

For any queries, please contact either alison.taylor@oxford.anglican.org or marina.melvill-smith@oxford.anglican.org.