The Parochial Church Council
Ex officio members are: Clergy, 2 Wardens, and 3 Deanery synod representatives, as well as up to 10 members of the laity. Deanery synod reps represent St. M’s at Deanery Synod, which is the lowest order of Synod, but feeds through other levels up to the Church of England Synod. This is the mechanism for making our views known at the top, receiving from the top.
The members of the PCC are considered to be trustees of the Church, with responsibilities along with the incumbent, to promote the spiritual mission of the Church and to oversee worship in the Parish. In addition to this it has responsibilities for finance, Safeguarding and Health and Safety as well as the Fabric and contents. This Church is also responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the Graveyard/burial ground. The Burial ground is open to anyone and those laid to rest they do not have to have been. We serve the community as a whole.
All members are subject to DBS checks as trustees of a charity.
Each year the various groups in our church produce reports for our AGM, whereat new members of the PCC are elected.
Church Clerk: Bernard Swift (01270) 821760
Chairman: Rev Tim Watson 01782 750205
Lay Chair: Jennifer Walton (01270) 820051
Meeting and Minutes Secretary: Audrey Darlington
Correspondence Secretary: Linda Hough 01630 642924
Treasurer: Graham Holton (01270) 821457
In order to keep the “cogs” moving, we have various committees, or sub-groups, accountable to the PCC, that meet on a regular basis.
The Ministry Team
The Ministry Team shares with the Vicar responsibility for the ministry of the Church. The current members of the ministry team are :
Reading Room Committee
The Reading Room is held in trust by the Lichfield Diocesan Trust through a deed made between that Trust and St Margaret’s Parochial Church Council. The Trust “stands possessed of the property” on behalf of the Administrative Trustees who are the PCC (as a whole).
The deed states that the property shall be used “to further the religious social and other charitable work of the Church of England in the said Parish”. The Reading Room is run by delegated committee who are elected annually.
The current members of the committee are:-
Kevin Hamer (Chair), Audrey Darlington (Secretary), Ken Blankley (Treasurer), Di Eaton, Jane Hamer, Rick Hough, Martin Willescroft, and Annie Williams.
For anything regarding the Reading Room or its use, please contact: