Annual Parochial Church Meetings & PCCs


2023 APCMs and APMs deadline

The deadline for holding 2023 APCMs and APMs is 31 May 2023

Forms for APCMs

Resources for parishes including forms for Annual Parochial Church Meetings are available on the Parish Resources website at this link:


2023 Electoral Roll return form - available below 

2023 Electoral Roll form return deadline:  01 July 2023 


2020-2023 Deanery Synod - Parish Lay Representatives casual vacancy elections return form - available below.  



2020 Church Representation Rules

New Church Representation Rules came into force on 1st January 2020. These are an important tool for all those involved in parochial, diocesan and national Church governance.  A helpful summary of the changes is attached below, or can be found at 


An electronic version of the full 2020 edition is available at


It presents an entirely new text of the Church Representation Rules, replacing the previous Rules established in 1969 and amended numerous times over the following fifty years. 


The new Rules aim to simplify local church governance and enable parishes to adapt the rules to best serve ministry and mission in their contexts. In addition, the new Rules are also designed:

• to be compliant with recent data protection legislation
• to provide for electronic communication
• to ensure better representation of mission initiatives in the Church’s structures
• to enable PCCs to do business by correspondence.

PCC Training

Resources for PCC training can be found on the Digital Learning Platform here



For queries about:

  • APCMs
  • APMs
  • Parish Elections
  • Deanery Elections
  • Diocesan Elections

please email Heather Burge, Governance & Elections Lead and Diocesan Electoral Registration Officer

elections [at]



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