Annual Meetings

Our final annual meeting of 2023 is the meeting for the Parish of Thetford. It will be held on Monday 24th April at 7.30 p.m. in St Cuthbert’s.

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) is an opportunity to hear about and celebrate what God has been doing in the life of the church over the past year. It is also a time to look ahead at our plans for the forthcoming year and commit them into God’s hands.

Paperwork for the Thetford Annual Meeting

There are two sets of paperwork for the Thetford Annual Meeting:

Hard copies will also be available at St Cuthbert’s, Cloverfield and Grace Church for those who prefer.

This year we have seven PCC vacancies and three Deanery Synod vacancies up for election, as well as electing two churchwardens. Please speak to one of the clergy if you would like to know more about these roles – and see the links below for nomination forms for these positions.

Further Information and Elections

The meeting is open to everyone on the Electoral Roll of Thetford, and there will be a chance to make comments or ask questions about anything that is going on in the life of the church. This is also the meeting when PCC members (and, in certain years, Deanery Synod representatives) are elected. Everyone on the Electoral Roll is eligible to vote for who they want to be their representatives, serving to enable God’s work to be done in our parish and beyond.

The APCM is also accompanied by the Annual Meeting of Parishioners, at which churchwardens are elected. This part of the meeting is open to anyone resident in the parish, as well as everyone on the Electoral Roll.

Please be praying for God’s hand over those who stand for election. One of the clergy would be very happy to talk more about what’s involved in any of these roles if you might be interested.

Nomination forms for churchwardens, PCC members and Deanery Synod representatives are available online or from any of the clergy. Completed forms should be returned to Peter Herbert.

Please note that churchwardens must be nominated in writing before the start of the meeting; PCC and Deanery Synod members can be nominated before or during the meeting.