Parochial Church Council (PCC)

The Parochial Church Council (PCC) is responsible for the financial affairs of the parish and for the maintenance of the church, the churchyard and any other church buildings within the parish.

The PCC is the decision making body for a parish. Its function is set out under the Synodical Governance Measure. The PCC is also the employer of anyone employed in the parish such as vergers, youth workers, cleaners or administrators.

PCCs are charities - their members are Charity Trustees and must ensure that the right policies and procedures are in place to ensure good governance and compliance.

Information about the general provisions for and membership of the PCC is available in the Church Representation Rules.

The Parish Resources website has lots of excellent resources to assist in the running of your PCC, including template policies, forms and advice.

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