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The detailed definition of who is eligible for Parochial Church Councils Membership may be found in Church Representation Rules, but basically the PCC consists of:

  • All clergy beneficed in or licensed to the parish
  • Any deaconess or lay worker licensed to the parish
  • The churchwardens
  • If the PCC so determines, any Licensed Lay Ministers whose names are on the church electoral roll of the parish
  • All persons whose names are on the church electoral roll of the parish and who are lay members of the Deanery Synod
  • Elected representatives of the laity as follows:
    • six – where there are 50 or fewer names on the church electoral roll
    • nine – where there are 100 or fewer names on the church electoral roll
    • a further three representatives for every 100 (or part thereof) names on the electoral roll up to a maximum of fifteen

Lay members must at least sixteen years of age, actual communicants (typically this means that they have received communion at least three times during the preceding twelve months) and have been on the Electoral Roll of Plumtree Parish for at least six months

  • Co-opted members up to one fifth of the number of the lay representation or two, whichever number is greater.

 

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