Churchwardens' Handbook

The Role and Duties of a Churchwarden

Churchwardens have important legal responsibilities, but the office also has a vital spiritual, pastoral and mission dimension – the duty is to be foremost among the laity in the life and mission of the Church in the parish.

Churchwardens' Handbook - Safeguarding

The Diocese of Lichfield has a robust safeguarding policy and process which all ministers and parishes must comply with.

Good Practice and PCCs

The membership of the PCC is set out in the Church Representation Rules 2022.

PCCs and Charitable Status

PCCs are charities established by the Parochial Church Councils (Powers) Measure 1956, which sets out the purpose of the PCC as "promoting in the parish the whole mission of the Church".

Churchwardens and Worship

Overall, as officers of the bishop and key lay representatives, the role of churchwardens with regard to worship is one of ensuring that the church, in any particular place, fulfils its calling appropriately.

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