Revision of Church Electoral Roll 2020
Our annual church meeting (the “APCM”) was due to be held in April, but had to be postponed due to Covid-19 outbreak. We are now beginning preparations to hold the meeting on 18 October when there will be an opportunity to hear reports and elect new churchwardens, members of the church council (the PCC) and Deanery Synod representatives. We will let you know about the arrangements nearer the time and as we get more guidance from the Diocese. For now, the first step is to update the Electoral Roll
The Church Electoral Roll is the foundation of the structure of the C of E government and needs to be revised every year. If you are already on the roll you do not need to do anything. If you are a member of St Mark's and are not on the roll, we would encourage you to do so, which will allow you to participate in the Annual Parochial Church Meeting.
The closing date for applying to be on the roll will be Saturday 3 October then the roll will be closed to new applications until after the Annual Parochial Church meeting on Sunday 18 October. Only those people who are on the roll will be able to:
Vote at the Annual Parochial Church meeting.
Stand for election or nominate a person to the Parochial Church Council.
Stand for election or nominate a person to the Deanery Synod.
Stand for election to the position of Churchwarden.
From Sunday 4 October the roll will be available in church for inspection and electronically until the Annual Parochial Church meeting on Sunday 18 April. The roll as published will include every name entered on the roll, but not any other personal data (e.g. addresses). No names can be added or removed during this period.
To download an application for enrolment form, with details of eligibility, please CLICK HERE
The forms should be returned to Denise Young, our Electoral Roll officer, by Saturday 3 October 2020 at the latest. This can be by email to email@example.com or posted to The Old Vicarage Vicarage Road Gillingham ME75JA.
For details of St Mark's parish boundaries CLICK HERE
We use the data you provide on the Electoral Roll application form to enable us to manage, maintain and publish the Electoral Roll in accordance with Church of England Church Representation Rules.