Elections following the APCM

Annual Parochial Church Meetings

Election of Churchwardens

  • APCM Election of Churchwardens Timetable - 2023 - click here
  • The Archdeacons’ office will be in touch with parishes with arrangements for the swearing in of churchwardens, which will take place over a number of dates in early spring/summer.
  • Further information for Churchwardens, Swearing in and Appointment can be found here.

Deanery Synod Elections

  • Elections to each Deanery Synod will take place in 2023.  Those elected will take office on 1 July 2023 and will serve for three years (until the end of June 2026).
  • The Election(s) to Deanery Synod should take place prior to the election of Parochial Church Council (PCC) members due to Synod representatives becoming ex-officio members of PCCs at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM).
  • Find out more about the Deanery Election process here.

Annual Accounts

  • Once the APCM meetings have taken place, Annual Accounts should be sent to the Diocesan Office in the usual way. 
  • Accounts should also be filed with the Charity Commission and the Diocesan Office notified of Deanery Synod representatives and PCC officers. This notification should include all contact details - with the appropriate GDPR approval in place.
  • In the case of Deanery Synod members, the PCC secretary should inform the Rural Dean, Lay Chair and Deanery Secretary as to who the Deanery Representatives are.

Electoral Roll

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