Download an application form from here as a .pdf . You will need to print this and send it to Sara Edwardes (The Parish Electoral Roll Officer).
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What is the Electoral Roll?
The Church Electoral Roll is the foundation of the structure of the Church of England's synodical government. Every parish must have an Electoral Roll, which is a register of electors for that parish. Joining the Church Electoral Roll means that people can vote on Church matters, attend the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) and stand for election to the Parochial Church Council (PCC). Being on the Electoral Roll does not make a person a member of the Church; regarding a particular parish church as one's spiritual home does that.
Why must we have a new Electoral Roll this year (2013)?
We are required by law to prepare a new Electoral Roll every six years, so in 2019 we will prepare the next.
I'm already on the Electoral Roll, do I need to re-apply?
Yes, inclusion on the new Electoral Roll is not automatic. Everyone must apply to be included this year (2013) - even if you are on the existing Roll.
Will I have to re-apply every year?
No, between major revisions (2013, 2019, 2025 etc) the Roll will be revised annually. Only those new to the parish, or who have joined the church, or who have reached the age of 16 since the previous revision (or the six-yearly creation of the new roll), need fill in an application form.
Who is eligible to be on the Electoral Roll?
A person may be on the Electoral Roll if they meet all of the following criteria:
1. They are a lay person.
2. They have been baptised.
3. They are one of the following:
a) a member of the Church of England.
b) a member of a Church in communion with the Church of England.
c) a member in good standing of a Church which subscribes to the doctrine of the Holy Trinity (not being in communion with the Church of England) and also prepared to declare him/herself to be a member of the Church of England having habitually attended public worship during the six months prior to enrolment.
4. They are at least 16 years of age.
5. They are resident in the parish, or if not resident in the parish, have habitually attended public worship during a six month period prior to enrolment.
6. They have completed an Application for Enrolment form.
Where can I get an Application for Enrolment form?
Application for Enrolment forms are available at the back of church or can be downloaded from here as a .pdf .
Who needs my completed Application for Enrolment form?
Your completed form must be sent to Sara Edwardes (the Parish Electoral Roll Officer) by Sun 24th March 2013. This will allow you to take a full part at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting on Sunday 14th April 2013.