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?
the electoral roll is an important way of expressing your commitment to St Philip's
with St James' in response to your experience of the church being committed to you.
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.
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
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.
The 2023 Electoral Roll has 231 members