The PCC is a legally constituted body, always in existence, for the governance of the parish under Church Representation Rules.
The PCC and the Rector are required to consult together on matters of general concern and importance to the parish.
The functions of a PCC include co-operation with the Rector in promoting in the parish the whole mission of the Church – pastoral, evangelistic, social and ecumenical – consideration and discussion of matters of religious or public interest, and taking its part in the synodical government of the Church of England.
The PCC has specific responsibilities for the financial affairs of the parish (detailed in The Charities Act 1993 and the PCC, copy in Parish Office) and for the care and maintenance of the fabric of the churches and their contents, and the church grounds.
The PCC is made up of the Incumbent (Rector), Church Wardens, Team Members (clergy and lay) and lay members of Deanery, Diocesan and General Synods – all ex officio – together with a number of elected lay representatives of the parish.
(See Parish Constitution Section 5) The work of our PCC is largely carried out through Committees.
The Emmanuel Oversight Group (EOG) and St Paul’s Local Oversight Group (SPLOG) are accountable to the PCC for local affairs in their church communities, and the Parish Treasurer and Finance Committee for the management and control of the parish finances, in accordance with the requirements of the Charity Commissioners.
The PCC meets 4 times a year