Electoral Roll

The Electoral Roll is your Church’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 (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 the parish. Each church has an electoral roll officer, details of which can be found on the ‘contact us’ page.

You are entitled to be included on the Electoral Roll if you are:

  • baptised;
  • over 16 years of age on or before the date of the APCM; and are either
    • a member of the Church of England, or a Church in Communion with the Church of England, and resident in the parish. (There is no requirement to go to church regularly), or
    • a member of the Church of England, or a Church in communion with the Church of England, and resident in another parish, but habitually attending worship in the chosen parish for at least 6 months prior to enrolment (unless prevented from doing so by illness or other sufficient cause), or
    • a member of a Church subscribing to the doctrine of the Holy Trinity, such as Roman Catholic, Baptist, Methodist, URC etc (in other words, most mainstream Christian churches but not, for example, Unitarians or Jehovah's Witnesses) and prepared to declare themselves a member of the Church of England, and having habitually attended worship in the chosen parish for at least 6 months prior to enrolment.

Names can be added to the Electoral Roll if you complete, sign and return a form to the Electoral Roll Officer. You can also be removed from the Electoral Roll by writing to the Electoral Roll Officer.