FUNCTIONS OF THE PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL
The Pastoral Parish Council is to assist the Parish Clergy and share with them in the pastoral care and general maintenance of the Parish. Since the local Parish is part of the whole communion of Faith, which is the People of God, the Parish Pastoral Council shall endeavour to be aware of and, as appropriate, may involve itself in matters of wider concern.
In accordance with Canon 536 of the Code of Canon Law, the Parish Pastoral Council is only an Advisory Body, which makes recommendations to the Parish Priest.
COMPOSITION OF PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL & TERMS OF OFFICE
The Parish Pastoral Council shall consist of the following members: - The Parish Priest and Deacon(s) as ex officio members, and no more than twelve other members of the Parish.
The arrangements for the election or appointment to the Parish Council is as follows:- members may be either nominated by the Parish Priest or be volunteers who have come forward following a request for such in the Parish Newsletter. An advert for new members is placed in the Parish Newsletter in the early autumn each year.
The Term of Office of all members (other than the Parish Priest and Deacons) shall be three years. Members (other than the Parish Priest and Deacons) shall not serve more than two consecutive terms of office, but may be elected or appointed again at a subsequent date. This rule may be over-ridden by a decision of the Annual General Meeting in the event of there being no new people willing to serve and it being in the interests of the continued viability of the Council. The Annual General Meeting is held in October.