Parish Church Electoral Roll information:
The church of England is made up of parishes right across the country.
They work a bit like towns, having their own boundaries.
Our church - the church of The Annunciation - is in the parish of South Kenton.
So if you live within the area of South Kenton, you are a member of its parish.
Every church has an electoral roll - an official register of people who want to say that they are members of the church. Membership means, first and foremost and most importantly, that someone can have a real sense of belonging to the church family.
It also means that they can be voted onto the Parochial Church Council (PCC - decision making body) and that they can be part of a vote on issues at the church's annual parochial church meeting (APCM).
The only stipulation for someone living in the parish is that they need to be a baptised member of the Church of England and they need to be aged 16 or over.
Can I be on the electoral roll of a church if I'm not living in the parish of South Kenton?
The answer is yes and here is how.
1: If you have been regularly worshipping in the church for six months or more.
2: If you are a baptised member of the Church of England and have been regularly worshipping in another church denomination (for instance, Baptist, United Reformed, etc) for six months or more.
So if you are looking for a local church family and really want a sense of belonging to the worshipping community then feel very welcome to sign up to our electoral roll.
To be counted in parish numbers for this year you will need to sign up by Saturday 26th April 2020.
Just click here and send us a message telling us that you're a baptised member of the Church of England and are 16 or over and we'll send you a form to fill in.
If you're already on the electoral roll...
Electoral Roll renewal : Every six years the church is required to renew its electoral roll. The next renewal period will be in 2025.
If you are attending our church there is no obligation to be on the roll. However, you need to be on the electoral roll in order to be a member of the Parochial Church Council (PCC) or to vote at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting. We will post the deadline for applying here nearer the time.