What is the Electoral Roll?
The Electoral Roll is the nearest thing we have to ‘membership’. In the same that being on the council electoral roll allows you to vote in local and national elections, the Electoral Roll, will enable you to attend the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM), stand for election to the Parochial Church Council (PCC) or other synodical councils (Deanery, Diocesan or General Synod.
Do I have to join?
You can be a full and active member of our churches without joining the Roll. Being on the Electoral Roll does not entail signing up to any additional commitments apart from the ones described above.
Do I qualify for the Roll?
To apply for the Electoral Roll, you must meet all the following conditions:
• You must be aged 16 or over (though you can apply in the year you become 16 and your name will be entered once your birth date has passed)
• You must be baptised
• You must be a member of the Church of England and either live in the parish or have attended a church in the parish regularly for at least 6 months
Why join the Electoral Roll?
Joining the Electoral Roll is a simple way of saying ‘I am a member of St Martin’s Church’. It is also a good way to demonstrate that you wish to join us in our community as we seek to fullfill our vision to build Hope, Faith and Love.
How do I join?
Simply fill in an Electoral Roll form which you can download HERE. Return it to the Parish Office and we will do the rest. Our Electoral Roll Officer is Sue Jane (who can be contacted via the office).
Annual Parochial Church Meeting
Please note that we are obliged to publish the Electoral Roll two weeks before each APCM (names only).
Please click HERE for our policy, in line with GDPR regulations, which explains how we handle your data, and your rights under the Regulations.
We look forward to receiving your application!