The PCC is the main decision-making body in the Parish, but smaller groups of people meet together to sort out the minutiae of parish life, such as whether we should hold a quiz night or who can let the repairman in to fix the boiler. Because of his role as Rector of the Parish, Canon Anthony Ball is automatically a member of each committee.
We have just streamlined our committee structure to release more energy for the main task of the PCC which is to “co-operate with the minister in promoting in the parish the whole mission of the Church, pastoral, evangelistic, social and ecumenical”. There is now:
- A committee for each church to deal with matters relating to the life of each congregation, alongside the regular “congregational meetings” that have been introduced.
- A Standing Committee to oversee all the buildings, facilities, finances and most of the “legal” stuff around employment, health and safety and so on. It is also responsible for conducting any PCC business, which has not been delegated elsewhere, between meetings.
- A Discipleship Committee to oversee activities relating to our fellowship and personal growth
- A Mission Committee to oversee work focused on those who are not yet an established part of the church family
Membership of these committees consists of PCC members, but observers can be invited to attend meetings, either regularly or for particular meetings/ parts of them. .
If there is a project or part of parish life that you would like to be involved in, then just speak to any member of the PCC and they will put you in touch with the right person or fill in the form here. Expressing an interest or volunteering does not mean you have to sit on a committee or get involved in any bureaucracy… it’s just an opportunity to contribute your talents and energy. We want whatever you offer to be something that gives you joy and fulfilment for as long as you continue to offer it and not something that feels like a burden or obligation! Thank you in advance for taking your part in our ongoing efforts to be a blessing to each other and the communities around us.
The structure and broad areas of responsibility of the new committees are shown in the diagram below: