This year's APCM (Annual Parochial Church Meeting) will be held in church on Sunday 8th May 2022 at 11.30am. You may attend in person or by Zoom.
We will begin at 11.30am with the meeting that precedes the APCM - the Meeting of Parishioners, to elect the churchwardens. See below.
Please see the official Notice of APCM.
Copies of relevant documents will be available at the meeting. If you are attending by Zoom you may like to download them. This page will be updated as they are available: Agenda, Minutes of Last Year's APCM, SOFA, Annual Report, Independent Examiner's Report, Additional Reports.
If you would like to join the meeting via Zoom, please email Anita Keays (Administrator) and she will supply the Zoom details. The deadline for getting the link is 2pm on Thursday 5th May.
Meeting of Parishioners
Starting at 11.30am, the APCM will be preceded by the 'Meeting of Parishioners' to elect two churchwardens. Nominations must be submitted in writing before this meeting to Ruth, the vicar, by 9am on 8th May 2022.
Please see the formal Notice of The Meeting of Parishioners.
Churchwarden Nomination Form
Church law states that a revision of the Electoral Roll must be completed before the APCM. Two weeks notice of the revision of the roll has been given (from 27th March). The revision period is from 10th - 18th April. From 19th April, the revised roll will be published in hard copy and electronic format (names only, no other personal details).
Aylesford Church Electoral Roll currently has 114 members. Members of the Electoral Roll can vote at the APCM, so by being a member you help shape the work and ministry of the church. If you would like to actively support church life and add your name to the roll, please complete an enrolment form.
Electoral Roll Enrolment Form
Please return the enrolment form to Anita Keays, Church Office, The Brassey Centre, Station Road, Aylesford, ME20 7QR.
Become a PCC member?
If you would like to be even more involved in church life, playing a crucial role in the day to day management of the church, please think about becoming a PCC (Parochial Church Council) member. The size of our (ecclesiastical) parish means that Aylesford PCC can contain 12 members elected from churchgoers. The 12 are appointed on a 3 year cycle, so every year there are at least 4 places to fill. With meetings held once every 2 months, belonging to the PCC is not onerous, but there is a responsibility to be an active member, voicing ideas and opinions and being prepared to put effort and energy into the completion of some projects undertaken with the agreement of the PCC. It is a responsibility, but one that allows you to have direct impact on how we show the love of God in the diverse and wonderful community we serve.
Elected members are elected at the APCM. If there are no more nominations than places, election is automatic. If there are more nominations than places, then a vote will be held. Please think and pray about this opportunity to serve God and your community, and don't hesitate to ask questions of Ruth (chair), Gordon (vice-chair), Aline and Alan (churchwardens) or any other member of the PCC.
If you would like to give this a go, you will need a seconder. Here is the Nomination Form.
Although nominations can be accepted at the meeting, it would be much appreciated if they could be submitted to the Church Office (address above) no later than Thursday 5th May (2pm). This will help us with the management of any election.
Deanery Synod Representatives
This year we do not need to elect representatives to the Deanery Synod.