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Governance at parish level is part of the overall governance framework of the diocese and wider Church of England. For instance, it is those on the electoral rolls of their parishes that are eligible to stand for election to synodical bodies such as deanery synods, the Diocesan Synod and the General Synod.

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Supporting your community project

Guidance for those running a community project, concerning management of volunteers and staff, monitoring progress, training, funding, and working in a secular environment.


The PCC

The role and function of the Parochial Church Council, details of its membership, and the function of the standing committee.


The role of PCC secretaries

The role of PCC secretaries, including procedural details of PCC meetings.


The role of the deanery synod secretary

This article describes the role of the secretary to the deanery synod.


Vacancy in a Benefice

It is the responsibility of the Churchwardens and the Area Dean to maintain the life, worship and mission of a parish during a vacancy. This article gives practical details.


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