Governance

St Michael’s Church, Chester Square

Structure, Governance and Management

St. Michael’s Parochial Church Council has the responsibility of co-operating with the Incumbent, the Revd Preb Charles Marnham, in promoting in the ecclesiastical parish the whole mission of the Church – pastoral, evangelistic, social and ecumenical.

Council Members

Members of the PCC are either ex-officio or elected by the Annual Parochial Church meeting in accordance with the Church Representation Rules.

The following are members of the PCC:

Incumbent: Revd Preb Charles Marnham

Associate vicar: Revd Tim Mullins

Curate: Revd Guy Axelson

Churchwardens: Mr David Munns, Mr Will Weaver

Deanery Synod Representatives: 

Miss Sian Davies

Mr Ben Rochelle

Mr Ken Wiseman

Elected members:

Mrs Mary Lois Beard (Vice lay-chair)

Mrs Ellie Brown

Mrs Sophie Normand

Mr Richard Brown

Mrs Iona Thorne

Mr John Cameron

Mrs Karin Walde

Mr David Munns (Vice lay-chair)

Secretary: Ms Natalie Delboux

The PCC operates through a number of sub-committees which meet between full meetings of the PCC.

Standing Committee

This is the only committee required by law. It has power to transact the business of the PCC between its meetings, subject to any directions given by the Council.

Mission Support Committee

This covers all aspects of the local church’s mission to the community and the world. A number of grants are regularly given to individuals from St. Michael’s serving overseas.

Finance Committee

This deals with setting the annual budget and regularly monitoring and reviewing the budget. All our accounts are professionally audited every year.

Building Committee

In 2009 the Church Council decided that the maintenance of the fabric of the church, and matters concerning the residential properties used by church staff, would be overseen by a Property Committee – a sub-committee of the Church Council consisting of Jonathan Crabtree (Chairman) and Michael Bradley.

When planning our activities the PCC have considered the Charity Commission’s guidance on public benefit and, in particular, the specific guidance on charities for the advancement of religion.

 

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