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.
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 Alex Campbell, Mr Will Weaver
Deanery Synod Representatives:
Miss Sian Davies
Mr Ben Rochelle
Mr Ken Wiseman
Miss Ellie Brown
Mrs Sophie Normand
Mrs Iona Thorne
Mrs Jenny Moores
Mr John Cameron
Mr David Munns (Vice lay-chair)
Mr Andrew Fisher (Treasurer)
Secretary: Ms Natalie Delboux
The PCC operates through a number of sub-committees which meet between full meetings of the PCC.
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.
This deals with setting the annual budget and regularly monitoring and reviewing the budget.
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.