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Information Area: Parochial Church Councils

A parochial church council is a legal person in its own right. A PCC can enter into contracts in its own name. It is separate from the PCC members who are not personally responsible for its debts.

APCM papers (Annual Parochial Church Meeting)

This must be held not later than 30th April each year. The lay people who are on the electoral roll and clergy beneficed in or licensed to the parish or any other parish in the area of the benefice may attend and vote. In addition, other clergy who are not beneficed or licensed but are resident in the parish or, if not resident, the PCC has declared to be a habitual worshipper, may also attend and vote.

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Churchwardens

If the parish has more than one parish church, there are two churchwardens for each parish church but all of the churchwardens are churchwardens of the whole parish. They may, of course, decide amongst themselves to perform separate duties in relation to the churches.

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Cornwall Historic Churches Trust

The Cornwall Historic Churches Trust was formed in 1955 to assist in the restoration and repair of Cornish churches that have architectural or historic merit. The Trust is a registered charity and churches and chapels of all denominations are eligible to apply for assistance.

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Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC)

The Committee is appointed under the Care of Churches and Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1991, primarily to offer advice to Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) and to the Chancellor of the Diocese about proposed works to church buildings and churchyards.

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Finance

This section provides you with information, templates and forms for your use. Further information is available from the Finance Team at Church House.

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Parish Support

The Diocese of Truro’s Parish Support Staff are here to assist parishes as we seek to Discover God’s Kingdom and Grow the Church.

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Parish Vacancy

What to do before your Parish Priest leaves and how the new Parish Priest is chosen.

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Parochial Church Councils

A parochial church council is a legal person in its own right.  A PCC can enter into contracts in its own name.  It is separate from the PCC members who are not personally responsible for its debts.

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