OUR PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL (PCC)
Like any organisation, the church has a team in place to oversee the governance of our buildings, resources, staffing and finances, and this is the role of our Parochial Church Council or PCC
Officially, the principle function of the PCC is to promote in the parish the whole mission of the church, pastoral, evangelistic, social and ecumenical.
Being a member of our church council is a big responsibility and calls for godly brothers and sisters who are committed to Jesus, who love His church, and who, by the power of His Spirit are daily trying to live according to His good news.
The Council meet roughly once a month, with all our meetings being grounded in God’s word and prayer. In addition to this there are opportunities to take on projects throughout the year to help us live for Jesus as a church family. We also set aside time to have fellowship together on away days and social events.
3 CLERGY AND LICENSED MINISTERS
Our PCC is led by Aneal Appadoo our Vicar. Maggi Jones and Pearl Smith, our Pastoral Workers (SPA) also sit on the PCC, all as ex-officio members.
2 CHURCH WARDENS
Our wardens partner closely with our Vicar to form the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) for our church and are elected to serve for an annual term, though may serve for multiple terms. Our wardens have a special responsibility to help us to be good stewards of our church building, referred to as our ‘fabric’. Currently our wardens are Nigel Turner and Penny Scott.
The PCC Secretary works to ensure the PCC remains compliant to it’s legal requirements including the publication of notices and the recording and circulating of minutes - this is a non-voting role. At St Luke's the role of PCC Secretary is undertaken by our Administrator, Mandie Ford.
One member of our PCC takes on the special responsibility of our Treasurer whose role is to help us to be good stewards of our financial resources, helping us to prayerfully budget, forecast and plan. Our current Treasurer is David Ilott who can be contacted by email using email@example.com. For more about our finances visit our Giving page.
6 PCC MEMBERS
Our 6 elected PCC members who serve on the council for terms of 3 years, though they may serve for multiple terms. If you would like to find out more, or feel God calling you to share in the leadership of our church, please contact Aneal Appadoo firstname.lastname@example.org
3 DEANERY SYNOD REPRESENTATIVES
In addition to being a full member of our PCC, our Deanery Synod Representatives attend meetings of a wider group with representatives from all the parishes in our Deanery of Reigate. This wider group votes on wider church matters and feeds into Diocesan Synod (in our case Southwark) and thus into General Synod – these are the decision making mechanisms of the wider Church of England
2 DIOCESAN SYNOD REPRESENTATIVES
In addition to being a full member of our PCC and Deanery Synod, our Diocesan Synod Representatives attend meetings of a wider group with representatives from all the deaneries in the Diocese of Southwark.