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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 and our Annual Parochial Church Council (APCM) meeting coming up on Sunday 8 May is a good way to start.

Keith Best, PCC Secretary, is a great point of contact to have an informal discussion about the role and responsibilities if anyone who is thinking of standing. Please complete and return to Keith the attached form of nomination.

Governance at St James’s

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PCC Summary Reports

APCM

April 2022

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March 2022

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SJP Nomination Form

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SJP Safeguarding Report

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SJP Annual Report & Financial Statements

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APCM Omnibus Report

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Diversity survey presentation for APCM 2022

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Presentation for May 2022

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SJP APCM 2022 Treasurer Report

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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.