Annual Parish Meetings
The APCM, which was postponed in April, will now take place on Thursday, November 26th at 7.30pm by Zoom. Due to the lockdown that is now in place, it will not be possible to have any people present in the Church Hall. It will only be possible to take part by Zoom. How non-computer users can take part in the meeting by phone.
At the meetings, the following number of vacancies can be filled. There will only be an election if the number of nominations for a particular vacancy exceed the numbers show.
- 2 Churchwardens
- 5 Deanery Synod representatives
- 13 Parochial Church Council members
Nominations for all positions are open to anyone who is on the Electoral Roll of St Margaret's and who satisfies the other requirements specified on the nomination forms. Churchwardens are elected annually and may stand for six consecutive periods of office. PCC members and Deanery Synod representatives are elected for a period of three years.
The existing Deanery Synod members will continue in position until 31st December 2020. From 1st January 2021 the structure of the Deanery Synod will change, whereby we can have 5 members from St Margaret's. Those elected, automatically become members of the PCC.
The nomination forms for the three areas: Churchwarden; PCC member; Deanery Synod are set out below in two different formats for you to chose from, depending on what software you have. These are in Word format as either doc or docx files and in PDF format as pdf files. Download whichever version is compatible with your computer/ tablet/ phone and can link to a printer. Please note that if you use the docx version, you will need to enter the name of the parish - St Margaret's, Ilkley - at the top of the printed form.
In order to reduce the risk of infection, forms will not be left at the back of church this year, instead they are available by clicking on the links below. Please post your completed forms to Vickie Kemp, Parish Office, St Margaret's, Queen's Road, Ilkley LS29 9QL, drop them in the post box next to the choir vestry door or leave them in the safe at the back of church. If you are unable to print the form, please email the Parish Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org and Vickie will send a form to you. Alternatively, you can email the PCC Secretary at email@example.com with your name and address, stating which position you would like to apply for, confirming that you meet the legal requirements, and request that your proposer and seconder email me to confirm their support for your candidature, including their own name and address.There will be a meeting held immediately before the elections on that day where you will have a chance to hear from the candidates.
The APCM reports and accounts are available to view on the church website. See below