St Francis of Assisi, Petts Wood

For it is in the giving that we receive.

Church Notices

Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM)

To be held in Church at 12 noon on Sunday 7 April

Please come along to hear reports and ask questions about last year's activities and our plans for the future.

We will be electing Churchwardens and PCC members.
The PCC is very important part of our Church in which we need a many members as possible to participate 

If you wish to stand for election please collect a nomination form from the back of the church and return it to either David Sayburn or Fr Stephen before 7 April.''

Please take a note of the date and try to be there.


A new Electoral Roll must be compiled in March this year

Everyone who wants to be on the Roll, including those now on it, must fill in an application form. Church rules require this every six years.

All baptised residents, or regular worshippers, in the Parish, aged 16 or over, are eligible to be on the Roll.

Members of the Roll are entitled to vote at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting and are eligible for election to the PCC. The number on the Roll affects our representation at Deanery Synod and is used as a measure of our size within the Diocese and the wider church, also more importantly the number of names on the roll is taken into account for important things like whether we justify a future full-time Priest.  

We wish to encourage everyone to play an active part in the life of our church and membership of the Roll is part of this. 

Application forms are available at the back of the church and should be returned, before 17 March, by placing them in the box provided or giving them to Fr Stephen or David Sayburn


Data Privacy

There is a legal requirement for the new Roll, which shows names and addresses, to be displayed in Church for 14 days and Data Protection rules permit this. Anyone with a reason for not wanting their address to be included on the copy on display should contact the Electoral Roll officer, David Sayburn, who can arrange for their name only to be displayed.

A more detailed statement on Data Protection and the Roll is available on request from David Sayburn,, 01689 829579.


David Sayburn
Electoral Roll Officer