Governance & Accountability

This section is where St James Parochial Church Council publishes its official information. 

Annual Parochial Church Meeting

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) is the main business meeting of the year where members of the congregation meet to receive reports on church activities and to elect members of the Parochial Church Council and Deanery Synod. It is, traditionally, preceded by an annual Meeting of Parishioners (or Vestry Meeting) where churchwardens are elected. Papers for these meetings can be found under the following links:



Annual Report & Financial Statements

The Annual Report & Financial Statements is required by charity law and includes reports of activities and the financial statements and accounts:


Quinquennial Inspection Report (QIR)

The QIR is the report of the statutory five-yearly inspection of the fabric of the church building. It highlights works that needs to be carried to secure the building for future generations. Taken together, they map the maintenance carried out on the church over time.




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