The Electoral Roll is the official membership list of St. Mary’s as presented to the Diocese. If you are on the Electoral Roll, you are able to nominate, be nominated and vote for PCC and Deanery Synod membership. It is also a requirement should you wish to be married at St. Mary’s.
To qualify for admission on the Electoral Roll, you will need to be baptised and over 16 year’s old, and either be a member of the Church of England living in the parish, or a member of the Church of England not living in the Parish but having worshipped habitually in the parish for the 6 months prior to enrolment, or be a member in good standing of a church, not in communion with the Church of England, which subscribes to the doctrine of the Holy Trinity and also declare yourself to be a member of the Church of England and having habitually attended public worship in the parish for the last 6 months.
The Electoral Roll is renewed every six years, in 2007, 2013 and this year 2019.
Everyone who is presently on the Roll and who wishes to continue on the renewed Roll has to re-apply. There is no carry-over.
The law requires that renewal has to be done between 28 days and 14 days before the Annual Parochial Meeting. Our Annual Meeting this year is to be held on 30th April 2019, so we will be asking everyone already on the Roll to apply for membership again from the beginning of April. New Forms will be available in Church and on this website from the beginning of March.
Forms are available at the back of Church or alternatively you can download a form here. Please then send the completed form to The Electoral Roll Officer,St. Mary’s Church, Church Lane, Arnold. NG5 8HJ. Electoral Roll admissions are considered at each PCC meeting.
Q&A The Electoral Roll and GDPR regulations:
The Electoral Roll contains only the name and address of individual members, and by inference their religious affiliation. The lawful basis for processing this personal data comes from the purposes for that processing, which is restricted to:
1. Determine the eligibility for attendance at the Annual Parochial Church Council Meeting, for various elections and other church related matters
2. To create the Electoral Roll and administer the elections; and
3. To publish the Electoral Roll
Legally, these usage restrictions mean that no consent other than the applicant’s signature on the application form is required for the processing of personal data as listed above.
Our Privacy Notice is also available to read or download here as you wish.
This page was last altered on 20 February 2019