Our Annual Parochial Church Meeting in 2023 will take place on Sunday, 21 May as part of our church service at 10.30am. It will be in two parts: The beginning of the service will be on our Youtube channel as every Sunday. The ‘business part’ will then be on Zoom conference app. This way we are hoping that most church members can take part; if you are able, please attend St Mary’s onsite on the day.
- There will be NO 9am service on 21 May so we can all be together
- The Zoom details will be emailed to everyone on the electoral roll. If you would like to take part as a non-voting guest, please contact our church office for the details.
What is an APCM?
It is the annual meeting of our church family – an opportunity to give thanks to God for all that has happened in the life of our church in 2022 and to get a clearer idea of his good plans for us over the next 12 months. We will also elect our two churchwardens and some members of our PCC. You can come to St Mary’s or join us online (please see above for more details).
Who can attend an APCM?
An annual meeting is a public event and anyone can attend. However, only those who are members of our electoral roll can cast their vote (plus local residents who are on the for the electoral register for the election of churchwardens). If you join us on Zoom for the second part, you will be able to cast your vote on Zoom, too.
How can I prepare?
If you prefer a paper copy, please pick one up at church on Sunday or during office hours.
Candidates for PCC Elections
Candidates must have been on the electoral roll for at least six months and nomination papers must have been submitted before the start of the APCM. For more information, please contact our Churchwardens or our Rector.
List of candidates as of 11 May 2023:
Nominations for Churchwarden
- Samantha Carter
- Catherine Macqueen
Nominations for PCC (SIX positions to be filled)
1. Kathy Paine
2. Sandy Wickenden
3. Kathryn Sole
4. Janet Allen
5. Charlotte Hearnden-Smith
Nominations for Deanery Synod representatives
(THREE positions to be filled)
1. Michael Carmody
2. Brian O’Regan
What is the electoral roll?
The Electoral Roll of Denham Parish Church is the register of its voting members: it’s a list of those qualified to attend and to vote at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) and to stand for election to the PCC. Church Representation Rules require that every Parochial Church Council (PCC) maintains an Electoral Roll. Note that you need to apply to be added to the Electoral Roll even if you are a regular attender and consider Denham Parish Church as your spiritual home.
Who can join the electoral roll?
The only qualifications required are that you are 16 or over, have been baptised and that you have attended our church for at least 6 months on a regular basis. Attendance at our online services also qualifies you to apply. Regular worship means that you have attended at least once a month.
Signing up to the Electoral Roll is an important way of confirming your commitment to our church and comes without additional obligations. If you wish, it can enable greater involvement in the life of the church at parish, deanery and diocesan level. It does help the church show its strength and the number on our electoral roll affects the number of elected PCC members and our representation on the Deanery Synod – so it’s great to sign up.
Have your details changed?
This year’s Electoral Roll registration will be a revised version of 2022. If there are any changes to your details, please complete a new form
Signed applications should be sent or hand delivered to the Church Office by 13 April.
(St Mary’s Church Office, Village Road, Denham, UB9 5BH)
Please note: The deadline to sign up to our electoral roll has now passed. You can sign up again after the APCM (contact our church office).