Electoral Roll


What is the Church Electoral Roll?

In the Church of England, it is a parish’s register of electors; it is the list of those qualified to vote at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) where the elections take place for The Parochial Church Council (The PCC), and the parish’s representatives on the Deanery Synod.


The Electoral Roll is also our membership list, the number we can count upon as committed members of our church.


Why join the Electoral Roll?

Joining the electoral roll is an important way of confirming your commitment to St Philip's with St James' community and to the vision of the church. 


How do I join the Electoral Roll?

You can join using the online form, or download a copy to print out and return it to The Parish Office. 


 Join online ER

 Download form ER

Forms are also available in the foyer at St Philip's Church Centre.

When can my name be added to the Roll?
Names can be added to or removed from the Roll during the course of the year, except during the two weeks prior to the APCM.


If I already attend St Philip's with St James' regularly; won't my name be automatically added to the Electoral Roll?
Coming to church regularly or giving regularly will not automatically add you to the electoral roll.


Once my name is on the electoral roll how long will it stay there?
The electoral roll is revised annually with minor amendments such as a change of address. However to ensure that its contents remain substantially correct, every sixth year a new electoral roll is created from scratch and all potential members need to re-apply to have their name added to the new roll. This process will next happen in 2025.


How do I get my name removed from the Electoral Roll?

You can be removed from the electoral roll by writing to the Electoral Roll Officer via The Parish Office.