The APCM


In every parish there should be held an Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM). In normal years, this meeting should be held between 1 January and 31 May (rather than 30 April as had previously been the case.

All lay people whose names are entered onto the church Electoral Roll are entitled to attend this annual meeting and take part in its proceedings (no other lay person is entitled to do so).

A Clerk in Holy Orders is entitled to attend the annual meeting and take part in its proceedings, subject to meeting certain criteria. The full details of the APCM are found in the Church Representation Rules, which can be found on the Church of England website.

Key Diocesan Office Staff Contacts

Diocesan Election Registration Officer

  • Sally Gilson - deals wityh with anything for the Deanery and Diocesan Synods and Boards and Committees.

Diocesan Electoral Roll Officer

  • Jackie Williamson – deals with Electoral Roll and sends out forms needed for holding APCM and elections to PCCs.


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Annual Meetings and Elections in 2020
The Covid-19 Pandemic has changed the time frames and the processes for holding your APCM and election of Churchwardens in 2020. This page provides an update.
Open Annual Meetings and Elections in 2020

APCM and Electoral Roll Forms
This page contains links to completing and returning forms in relation to your Parish Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) and Electoral Roll.
Open APCM and Electoral Roll Forms

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