It is time to revise the Church Electoral Roll! This year it is a revision, so if you are 100% sure that you are on the Roll (i.e. you completed a form last autumn) you do not need to do so again. If you are unsure, you can complete the form just in case. You also need to let us know if you have moved house.
You may complete an application form electronically here.
The deadline is 9 May 2021.
The Church Electoral Roll is a list of adult members of our parish. Being on the Roll enables you to vote in elections for representatives to the Parochial Church Council (PCC) and Deanery Synod. We also have to tell the Diocese of Exeter how many names are on our Roll, and that figure is used to decide if churches have priests or if they are merged with neighbouring parishes and share a priest, for example.
Notice is given that the Church Electoral Roll of the parish of Heavitree with St Paul, in the Diocese of Exeter, will be revised by the Parochial Church Council, beginning the twenty-fifth day of April 2021 and ending on the ninth day of May 2021.
After the revision, a copy of the Roll will be published by the parochial Chruch Council on the church noticeboard for a least 14 days and a copy of the Roll will be available for inspection on a reasonable request being made to the Council.
The first declaration is that the person is a member of the Church of England or of a Church in communion with it and is resident in the parish.
The second declaration is that the person is a member of the Church of England or of a Church in communion with it, is not resident in the parish, but has habitually attended public worship in the parish during the preceding six months.
The third declaration is that the person is a member in good standing of a Church which is not in communion with the Church of England but subscribes to the doctrine of the Holy Trinity and is also a member of the Church of England and has habitually attended public worship in the parish during the preceding six months.
Application Forms for enrolment can be obtained from the Church Electoral Roll Officer. In order for a person to be entitled to attend the annual parochial church meeting and to take part in its proceedings, an Application Form for enrolment must be returned by the date shown above for the ending of the revision of the Church Electoral Roll by the Parochial Church Council.
Any error discovered in the Roll should at once be reported to the Church Electoral Roll Officer.
Dated this twenty-fifth day of April 2021.
Susan Illing, Church Electoral Roll Officer