The church’s electoral roll is the register of its voting members. Electoral rolls provide an indication of the real membership and strength of the church. Enrolement is a way of saying…”I belong”. For us it is an act of commitment to St. Martin’s and the Church as a whole. It opens the way for great involvement in the life of the Church at parish, deanery, diocesan and national levels.
To be eligible for your name to be on it, you should be over 16 and one of the following:
- A member of the Church of England (or of a Church in communion with the Church of England) and a resident in the parish.
- A member of the Church of England (or of a Church in communion with the Church of England) and not being a resident in the parish, has habitually attended public worship in the parish during the six months prior to enrolment.
- A member in good standing of a Church (not in communion with the Church of England) which subscribes to the doctrine of the Holy Trinity and declares to be a member of the Church of England, and has habitually attended public worship in the parish during the period of six months prior to enrolment.
Everybody whose name is on the Electoral Roll is entitled to attend and vote at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) which is held before the end of April each year. The Parochial Church Council (PCC) is elected at this meeting. All you have to do is ask for an application form, fill it in and hand it in to the Electoral Roll Officer – Bridget Cameron, the parish office, the sidespersons or the churchwardens. You will then be added to the roll. Under the terms of the Data Protection Act the information declared on this form will be stored and used only by St. Martin’s for internal use only. This information will not be passed on to any third party.
If you have any questions about the Electoral Roll then please contact the parish office: email@example.com , or 0121 6006020.