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Governance

An invitation to you

We are an inclusive church and want as many as wish to become fully involved in the way we work. There are so many opportunities to meet new friends, learn more about your local community, widen your horizons and have great discussions about our faith or anything else of importance.  You can volunteer in a variety of different ways. You may wish to become part of our governing structure.

Keith Best, PCC Secretary, is a great point of contact to have an informal discussion about how you can get involved.

Governance at St James’s

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APCM

Electoral Roll Form

PCC Summary Reports

Website Policies

Complaints

APCM 2024

AMP and APCM Sunday 12 May Agenda

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Annual Report and Financial Statements 2023

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APCM 2023

Annual Report and Financial Statements 2022

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APCM Omnibus Report 2023

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Presentation for May APCM

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APCM 2022

SJP Annual Report & Financial Statements 2021

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APCM Omnibus Report 2022

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Electoral Roll Form

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Congregational Report February 2024

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PCC Awayday Congregational Report January 2024

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Congregational Report December 2023

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Congregational Report October 2023

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Congregational Report September 2023

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Congregational Report July 2023

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Congregational Report April 2023

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Congregation Report January 2023

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Congregation Report December 2022

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Congregation Report November 2022

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Congregation Report October 2022

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Congregation Report July 2022

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Congregation Report June 2022

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Congregation Report April 2022

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Congregation Report March 2022

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Privacy Policy

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Complaints Policy

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Complaints Form

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How do we run elections?

The following applies in the case of every election which takes place at the Annual Meeting:
(1) A candidate must be nominated, either before the meeting in writing or at the meeting, by two persons each of whom –
(a) must be entitled to attend the meeting, and
(b) must have his or her name on the roll of a parish.
(2) If the number of candidates does not exceed the number of seats to be filled, each candidate is declared elected.
(3) If the number of candidates exceeds the number of seats to be filled, an election must take place in accordance with the following provisions.
(4) Every lay person whose name is on the roll of the parish is entitled to vote in the election.
(5) Each person entitled to vote has as many votes as there are seats to be filled but may not give more than one vote to the same candidate.
(6) Votes may be given by a show of hands; but if one or more persons object to that, each vote is to be given on a voting paper signed on the back by the voter.
(7) If there is an equality of votes, the election is decided by the drawing of a lot by the presiding officer.
(8) On a recount of an election or a stage of an election, either on an appeal or at the request of the presiding officer or a candidate, if the original count and the recount are identical at the point when a lot must be drawn, the original lot must be used to decide.
(9) The presiding officer for an election at the annual meeting is the chair of the meeting.