Stockport Parish Church     St Mary's in the Marketplace  -  IN THE PARISH OF STOCKPORT AND BRINNINGTON


Parish of Stockport and Brinnington
 
           
 
MEETING OF PARISHIONERS:


 
A meeting for the election of churchwardens will be held via Zoom on the
25 day of  April 2021 prior to the Annual Parochial Church Meeting at 1pm
 
 
This meeting may be attended by:
 
1.     All persons whose names are entered on the church electoral roll of the parish and
2.     All persons resident in the parish whose names are entered on a register of local government electors by reason of such residence
 
           
                       
Signed: L Cullens                                                                                            6 April 2021
 
 
In this Notice “parish” means an ecclesiastical parish.
 
Under section 4 of the Churchwardens Measure 2001, candidates for election must be nominated and seconded in writing by persons entitled to attend the meeting. The nomination paper must include a statement, signed by the person nominated, that he or she is willing to serve as a churchwarden and is not disqualified under section 2(1), (2) or (3) of the Measure. The nomination paper must be received by the minister of the parish before the commencement of the meeting; if there is no minister, it must be received before the commencement of the meeting by the churchwarden who signed the notice convening the meeting.
 
 
April 2021
 
 
 
 
 
 Parish of Stockport and Brinnington


NOTICE OF ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING
The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held via Zoom on the Twenty-fifth day of April 2021 at 1pm via Zoom
 
 
For election of parochial representatives of the laity as follows –
To the Parochial Church Council  4 (four) representatives.
For the appointment of the Independent Examiner or Auditor.
For the consideration of:
(a)        a report on changes to the Roll since the last annual parochial church meeting
(b)        an Annual Report on the proceedings of the parochial church council and the activities of the             parish generally;
(c)        the financial statements of the council for the year ending on the 31st December preceding the   meeting;
(d)        the annual report on the fabric, goods and ornaments of the church or churches of the parish;
(e)        a report of the proceedings of the deanery synod; and
(f)        other matters of parochial or general Church interest.

In this Notice, ‘parish’ means an ecclesiastical parish.
Notes
1    Every lay person whose name is entered on the Church Electoral Roll of the parish (and no other person) is entitled to vote at the election of parochial representatives of the laity.
 
2    A person is qualified to be elected a parochial representative of the laity if –
(a)   his or her name is entered on the Church Electoral Roll of the parish and, unless he or is under 18, has been entered there for at least the preceding six months;
(b)   he or she is an actual communicant (which means that he has received Communion according to the use of the Church of England or of a Church in communion with the Church of England at least three times during the twelve months preceding the date of the election);
(c)   he or she is at least 16; and
(d)   he or she is not disqualified as referred to in paragraph 3 of these Notes.
3            (1)    A person is disqualified from being nominated, chosen or elected or from serving as a churchwarden or a    
              member of a parochial church council, a district church council or a joint council if the person is disqualified from
              being a trustee of a charity (and the disqualification is not subject to a waiver which permits membership of a
              parochial church council, district church council or joint council).
(2)   A person is disqualified from being nominated, chosen or elected or from serving as a member of a parochial church council, a district church council, a joint council or a deanery synod if the person is included in a barred list (within the meaning of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006).
(3)   A person is disqualified from being nominated, chosen or elected or from serving as a member of a parochial church council, a district church council, a joint council or a deanery synod if the person has been convicted of an offence mentioned in Schedule 1 to the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 (with that expression being construed in accordance with Rule 71(2) of the Church Representation Rules).
(4)   A person’s disqualification under sub-paragraph (3) may be waived by the bishop of the diocese by giving the person notice in writing.
(5)   A person is disqualified from being nominated, chosen or elected or from serving as a member of a parochial church council if the person has been disqualified from holding office under section 10(6) of the Incumbent (Vacation of Benefices) Measure 1977.

Signed: L Cullens
Minister of the Parish



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