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St John the Baptist

Church of England      Parish of Midsomer Norton

Churchwardens & PCC

The Churchwardens

ChurchwardensThe churchwardens consult together with the vicar and PCC over all matters relating to the church and congregation.

The two churchwardens are appointed at the Annual Vestry meeting, which usually takes place in April; people entitled to vote for them must be on the electoral roll of the parish or live in the parish and have their name on the register of local government electors.


The PCC is appointed at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting which follows after the Annual Vestry meeting.  Each member must be on the Electoral Roll and is appointed to serve for three years.

The PCC is responsible for the church buildings and churchyard and with the vicar and churchwardens is also responsible for deciding how the church’s money is spent.  The PCC has the right to be consulted about the form of worship used in the parish.

The PCC also has members of the Deanery Synod on it; they too are appointed at the Annual Parochial Meeting and serve for three years.  Their duty is to link the parish with the other parishes in the deanery and the wider church.

The major project that the PCC has been involved with over the past few years has been the exterior of the church but now it looks forward to making decisions about interior changes.

If you are interested in serving on the PCC or Deanery Synod, the PCC Secretary can advise on how many vacancies will arise in any particular year.

PCC Secretary – Mrs Margaret Marshall


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