Every year we hold an Annual Meeting. Its purpose is to elect lay representatives to the chaplaincy church council, to receive a number of reports about chaplaincy activities and events, and to discuss the business of the chaplaincy and its council. Everyone whose name is on the electoral roll is warmly encouraged to attend and take part in the meeting.
To participate in the Annual Meeting you need to be on the electoral roll.
In 2019 a new electoral roll shall be prepared according to the church representation rules. This means that if you wish to have your name entered on the new roll, you must apply for enrolment.
Under the Church Representation Rules any lay persons are entitled to have their names entered on the Roll, if they:
- are baptised and aged 16 or over;
- have signed a form of application for enrolment;
- are members of the Church of England or of any Church in communion with the Church of England being resident in the parish or (not being resident in the parish) having habitually attended public worship in the parish during the six months prior to the application for enrolment;
- are members in good standing of a Church (not in communion with the Church of England) which subscribes to the doctrine of the Holy Trinity declaring themselves to be also members of the Church of England and having habitually attended public worship in the parish during the period of six months prior to enrolment.
See the Notice of preparation of New Electoral Roll to read the full announcement.
You can be added to the electoral roll at any time, but the ideal time is during its annual revision in the period leading up to the Annual Meeting. You will need to complete the form ‘Application for Enrolment on the Electoral Roll’, available from the churchwardens and/or the electoral roll officer.
For enrolment you need to fill in the attached form: print it, fill it in and sign it and hand it over or send it to the chaplain, Jenni Pridmore, the Church Warden, Willem Gebuis or the electoral roll officer, Gera Clarkson not later than 24th of March 2019 (any time earlier would be very helpful!).
Also attached is the Electoral Roll Privacy Notice where you find information on data protection.
If you have any questions about the electoral roll or the renewal of it, please feel free to ask the Chaplain, the Church Warden or the electoral roll officer.
With kind regards,
Gera Clarkson, electoral roll officer
Jenni Pridmore, Chaplain
Willem Gebuis, Church Warden