In the Church of England, the Parochial Church Council (PCC) is the governing body of a parish church. It is also has charitable status.
The PCC is a team made up of members of clergy and lay members of the church. Together this team is responsible for the management of St Peter’s Church, and meet at least four times a year to “consult together on matters of general concern and importance to the parish” including practical and spiritual matters, decisions which affect church members, and the upkeep of the church buildings. The PCC also has a duty to promote the mission of the church within the wider community.
The PCC appoints a treasurer to manage the day-to-day finances of the parish. The treasurer keeps members informed on the financial situation and presents a full report to each PCC meeting.
PCC Minutes & Agenda
Become a PCC member
Serving as a PCC member is an opportunity to take an active role in the running of the church and to give something back to the parish community. It is open to everyone- you don’t need to have any special skills or experience. You just need to
- be 16 years old or over
- be a communicant member of the church
- have been on the electoral roll of the parish of Great Berkhamsted for at least 6 months.
If you are interested in joining the PCC, get in touch with the PCC secretary or one of the churchwardens. You need to stand for election at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting. It’s usually held every April and there are announcements near the time in the church notices.