The Parochial Church Council (PCC) is a group nominated and elected by church members (those on the Electoral Roll). The PCC share the leadership, governance and duty of care for St Mary's Church with the Rector and Churchwardens. They are responsible for both the tangible and the intangible - the tangible being the building, the church room, the church yard and the finances; the intangible are worship, vision and mission, youth and children's work and the links with St Mary's school.
All PCC members have a personal responsibility to upload the vision of the church: to know Christ better and to make Christ better known. They undertake to lead by example, to take responsibility for their growth in faith and to come closer to Christ through regular Bible reading, prayer and worship. PCC members are 'elders' of the church; mature and commited Christians who take their own faith seriously and share responsibility with the clergy to proclaim the good news afresh to every generation.
Some members and coopted members of the PCC 2016
The PCC members serve for a three year term of office and are elected at the Annual Church Meeting usually held in April. The current PCC members and more detailed information about the PCC can be found by following the links.
If you are interested to find out more about the structure of the Church of England see 'The CofE - Episcopally Led, Synodically Governed'.