Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) are responsible for supporting the local clergy in the running and management of their benefice or parish. Their primary function is stated as ‘promoting in the parish the whole mission of the Church’.

An Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) is usually held in April, and appoints the churchwardens and the members of the PCC. They, too, have powers and responsibilities under the Synodical Government Measure 1969.

You can find out more about governance on the Parish Resources website.