Church Electoral Roll 2019
What is a Church Electoral Roll?
The church’s Electoral Roll is the register of its voting members; it is a list of those qualified to attend and to vote at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting. Electoral rolls provide an indication of the real membership and strength of the church.
Who can be on the electoral Roll?
Baptised adults (over 16 years) who live in the parish, or who have worshipped regularly at St. Peter’s for at least six months and are committed to being part of the life of the local Church of England congregation.
Enrolment is a way of saying….“I belong”. For us it is an act of commitment to St. Peter’s Church and the church as a whole. It opens the way for a greater involvement in the life of the church at parish, deanery, diocesan and national levels
Why create a new Roll now?
A new Electoral Roll has to be prepared this year, and every six years from now, by law.
How do I join?
Everyone who wishes to continue to have their name entered on the roll or who would like to apply to have their name added to the roll for the first time must complete a new form. A form is attached and more forms are available in St. Peter’s, though at the moment the church is only open at weekends. Members of the congregation also intend to come round the parish with forms, though we may not be able to visit everyone.
All completed and signed forms need to be returned to Field Broughton Church or sent directly to Biddy Hibbert, Electoral Roll Officer, at the address below by 28th March 2019, when the new Roll will be compiled.
What about my privacy?
St Peter’s PCC is very careful of data it collects. Also attached is a Privacy Notice prepared by the church, for your information.