PCC – Parochial Church Council
The PCC is an elected group who has complete legal and financial responsibility for the ministry at Christ Church. It is made up of a representative group of 22 people including clergy and wardens. It meets every 6 weeks, including a day away in November. It has a number of task groups that look after the detailed work in areas such as finance, buildings and World Mission. Members serve staggered 3 year terms, so there are elections every year but good continuity as well.
Our Church Wardens Anna and John Edwards are also elected and are our most senior lay leaders. They are legally responsible with the Vicar for the fabric of the church buildings. In practice they serve as key advisors and leaders. They can serve for up to 6 years, elected each year at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM).
The standing committee consists of the minister, churchwardens and secretary has the power to transact the business of the Council between PCC meetings, subject to any directions given by the Council.