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Electoral Roll

If you would like to join the Electoral Roll of the United Parish, please complete the Application for Enrolment form which may be viewed or downloaded here.

If you have any questions relating to the form, please contact the Electoral Roll officer Jeff Ford or the parish priest parish clergy.

The explanatory notes below are provided by The Archbishops’ Council.

What is the Church Electoral Roll?
Why have one?

It is your parish church’s register of electors; it is the list of those qualified to attend and to vote at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting where the elections take place for:
a) the parochial church council;
b) the parish’s representatives on the deanery synod.

Any person entitled to attend the Annual Parochial Church Meeting may raise any question of parochial or general church interest.

Renewal of the electoral roll is intended to be undertaken every six years from 2013. In a year of renewal, no names are carried over from the old roll and everyone must make a new application to be included on the new roll.

What difference does it make?

By enrolling you become a voting member of the Church of England and so help to ensure that all the synodical councils of the Church – the parochial church council, the deanery synod, the diocesan synod and the General Synod - are fully representative of its members.

Synodical government gives an opportunity for partnership between bishops, clergy and laity in the life of the Church.

First, the system is intended to enable church people at every level to be in touch with the Church as a whole and to play their part in decision-making. Secondly, the system is intended to ensure that the laity have their place in every aspect of church life, including the doctrine and services.