The two Church Electoral Rolls of West Wittering and Birdham with Itchenor have to be updated and presented to the Annual Parochial Church Meetings (APCMs).
The West Wittering meeting will be on Sunday 17th April at 11.30 am at the church, the Birdham with Itchenor meeting will be on Tuesday 19th April at 7.30 at Itchenor Memorial Hall.
New Rolls were created in April 2013 and if you completed an application form at that time or completed one since, you will continue to be on the roll and there is nothing else to do. New members, who wish to join, will have to fill in an application form.
Who is entitled to be on the Electoral Roll?
You are entitled to have your name entered on the Roll if you are aged 16 and over, and can fulfil one of the following conditions:
- You are a baptised member of the Church of England and live in the parish.
- You are a baptised member of the Church of England and do not live in the parish, but have habitually attended public worship in the parish during the six months prior to the application for enrolment.
- You are a baptised member of another Christian denomination but have habitually attended public worship in the parish during the six months prior to enrolment, and you wish to be considered a member of the Church of England, in addition to the denomination in which you were baptised.
Why should I apply for enrolment on the Church Electoral Roll?
It enables you to participate more fully in the life and government of the Church. If you are on the Electoral Roll you can elect members of the Parochial Church Council (PCC). In order to be elected as a sidesman you need to be on the Electoral Roll.
Forms will be available in church or from the Electoral Roll Officers:
Hilary Byrne, Electoral Roll Officer for St Peter and St Paul (Tel: 671168)
Meryl Mead-Briggs, Electoral Roll Office for St James and St Nicholas (Tel: 511092)