The members of the Parochial Church Council (PCC) are elected by the church membership once a year, usually in April.  Once elected they work together to make decisions for the five churches and the whole parish.  The PCC works with the Churchwardens to develop the pivotal role of the church within the Parish through prayer and service. They are responsible to the Bishop of Birmingham and the Birmingham Diocese for the decisions they make and are also charged with ensuring that the parish is operated according to Diocesan requirements.  Amongst the many aspects of the PCC’s work and responsibilities are: 

  • Responsibility for Safeguarding, Health and Safety

  • Responsibility for all Church activities, worship, pastoral care and governance

  • Taking a lead in the Baptism Team and the School Assembly Teams.

  • Having sub-committees who are responsible for church buildings & churchyards and fundraising.

  • Planning service patterns with Rev Banks, leading services and sessions on occasion,

  • Leading and encouraging the outreach work of the Parish (Soul Café, Prayer groups and Open Door) 

  • Monitoring funding and finances, making sure that the churches can pay their way and that the buildings are maintained. 

The Oil On The Wheels

Alison acts as the Secretary to the All Souls Parochial Church Council, taking minutes of meetings, keeping all the committees on track and organising good deals for services such as electricity and insurance.  Alison also edits our quarterly magazine, The Dove which involves chasing up all of the contributors to make sure it is published on time.  She is also our organist for all five churches. She really is the oil on the wheels for All Souls.   Happily married to Richard, Churchwarden for Warton, Alison has worshipped at Holy Trinity, Warton since moving to the village in 1971.