The running of the parish is the joint responsibility of the incumbent and the Parochial Church Council (PCC), which consists of the parish clergy and elected representatives from the congregation. In this role the PCC is responsible for the financial affairs of the church and the care and maintenance of the church fabric and its contents. These responsibilities are executed by churchwardens or a number of sub-committees which comprise PCC members and other interested individuals as appropriate. The PCC also has a voice in the forms of service used by the church and may make representations to the bishop and deanery synod on matters affecting the welfare and pastoral care of the parish.
The incumbent is the chairman of the PCC and a lay member is appointed vice-chairman. The PCC must meet at least four times a year.
St Peter’s PCC is required to be registered a charity and the members of all PCC are trustees.
Many parish post-holders are appointed by the PCC such as sidesperson, child protection representative, treasurer, chalice bearers and sacristan. However, churchwardens must be elected at an annual meeting of parishioners.
The latest newsletter of the PCC can be read by clicking here.