The Electoral Roll is the list of names and addresses of a church’s membership. Every person listed on the Roll is eligible to attend the Annual Parochial Church Meeting. A new roll was created in 2007 and is renewed every six years. This year and subsequent years up to 2013, the electoral role will only be amended with any new names that have been added or names of those who are no longer members taken off.
Notices of revision should be advertised 5-6 weeks before the APCM. Anyone who is not already a member and wishes to be entered on the Roll should fill out an application form. The appropriate changes will then be made. The amended Electoral Roll is then displayed between 15-28 days before the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM). Some parishes have an Electoral Roll Officer who will organise this.
The application form is Form SG1 (Application for Enrolment on the Church Electoral Roll) £3.75 for a pack of 30, obtainable from a number of local Church bookshops or Church House Bookshop, Great Peter Street, London SW1P 3BN.
No-one over 18 can be elected to the PCC until they have been Electoral Roll members for 6 months. People under the age of 18 can be elected to the PCC from their 16th birthday.
For further information refer to the Church Representation Rules ISBN 0-7151-1012-8 available from Church House Publishing.