THE CHURCH ELECTORAL ROLL
is the foundation of the whole structure of synodical government in the Church and contains the names and addresses of everyone who can vote at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting.
Who can be on the electoral roll?
To be included on the electoral roll a person needs to have been baptised, be at least 16 years old and either:
- Live in the parish and be a member of the Church of England or a Church in communion with the Church of England
- Not resident in the parish but be a member of the Church of England (or a Church with which the Church of England is in communion) and has regularly attended worship in the parish during the six months prior to enrolment
- A member in good standing of a Church which subscribes to the doctrine of the Holy Trinity and be prepared to declare themselves a member of the Church of England, having regularly attended worship during the six months prior to enrolment.
Preparation of a new Electoral Roll
Every six years each parish is required to prepare a new electoral roll. Over the next few weeks our Electoral Roll Officer, Linda Turner will be contacting everybody on the electoral roll of Litcham All Saints’ Church with a form that needs to be filled in and returned to:
Linda Turner, Malin, Butt Lane, Litcham PE32 2NY. Your name will then be included on the new electoral roll.
All members on the current roll need to apply to be included – inclusion is not automatic. New people can also apply during this period. A person applies by completing an application enrolment form.
Once the roll is complete a copy is displayed on or near the main door of the parish church, for at least 14 days before the APCM which for All Saints’, Litcham is on Tuesday 9th April. During this time corrections may be made to the entries on the roll; for example how a name is spelt or amending the details of an address. No names can be added or removed during this period, this can only happen after the APCM.
Karen Moore, PCC Secretary, All Saints Church, Litcham