Parish of Braddan
MEETING OF PARISHIONERS
A meeting of the parishioners of the parish of Braddan will be held in Braddan Church Hall on Tuesday 25th April 2017 at 7.30 pm for the purpose of appointing four churchwardens of the parish.
The following persons are entitled to attend the meeting and vote:
- (a) the persons whose names are entered on the church electoral roll of the parish;
- (b) persons resident in the parish whose names are entered on a register of electors by reason of such residence and
- (b) the persons resident in the ancient parish of Braddan whose names are entered on a register of electors by reason of such residence.
To be appointed churchwarden a person must be —
- (a) baptised;
- (b) entered on the church electoral roll of the parish;
- (c) an actual communicant;
- (c) aged 18 years of age or upwards; and
- (d) not disqualified as outlined below.
A person is disqualified for being a churchwarden if he or she —
- (a) has been convicted of an offence involving dishonesty or deception, or harm to children or young persons,
- (b) is an undischarged bankrupt,
- (c) has been removed from office as a charity trustee, or
- (d) is disqualified for being a company director.
A candidate must be nominated and seconded in writing before the meeting, by persons entitled to attend the meeting. The nomination must include a statement signed by the candidate that he or she is willing to serve as churchwarden and is not disqualified.
ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING
The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held in Braddan Church Hall on Tuesday 25th April 2017 at 7.45 pm (or as soon thereafter as the meeting of parishioners to appoint churchwardens is concluded)
- For the election of parochial representatives of the laity as follows:
- to the Parochial Church Council, 7 representatives;
- to the Eastern Mission Council, one representative.
- For the appointment of Sidesmen and the examiner of the accounts of the Parochial Church Council.
- For the consideration of —
- a report on the Church Electoral Roll;
- an annual report of the proceedings of the Council;
- an annual report on the financial affairs of the parish;
- the examined accounts of the council for the year ended 31st December 2014;
- an examined statement of the funds and property of the Council;
- the accounts and statement of funds and property of any ecclesiastical charity administered by the incumbent or churchwardens;
- a report on the fabric, goods and ornaments of the church or churches of the parish; and
- a report on the proceedings of the Diocesan Synod;
- and other matters of parochial or general Church interest.
1. All persons whose names are entered upon the church electoral roll of the parish (and such persons only) are entitled to vote at the election of parochial representatives of the laity.
2. Subject to the provisions of rule 12(2)(c), a person is qualified to be elected a parochial representative of the laity if —
- his name is entered on the church electoral roll of the parish and, unless he is under the age of 18 years at the date of the election, has been so entered for at least the preceding period of 6 months; and
- he is an actual communicant, which means that he has received communion according to the use of the Church of England or a Church in communion with the Church of England at least three times during the twelve months preceding the date of the election;
- he is of 16 years or upwards.
3. Any person whose name is on the electoral roll may be a sidesman.