What is the Church Electoral Roll?
The church's Electoral Roll is the register of its voting members..
Electoral rolls provide an indication of the real membership and strength of the Church.
Enrolment is a way of saying..... "I belong".
For you it could be an act of commitment to St. Laurence Church and the Church as a whole.
It opens the way for greater involvement in the life of the Church at parish, deanery, diocesan and national levels.
All great structures, whether new or old benefit from sound raw materials if they are to stand the test of time.
St. Laurence Church is no different. If we are to maintain and develop our spiritual mission in this parish we would benefit from your input.
What difference does it make?
By enrolling you become a voting member of the Church of England and so help to ensure that all the synodical councils of the Church – the parochial church council, the deanery synod, the diocesan synod, and the General Synod – are fully representative of its members.
Synodical government gives an opportunity for partner ship between bishops, clergy and laity in the life of the Church:
First, the system is intended to enable church people at every level to be in touch with the Church as a whole and to play their part in decision-making.
Secondly, the system is intended to ensure that the laity have their place in every aspect of church life, including its doctrine and services.
How do you register?
Click here and download the form, print, fill in and return to the The Electoral Roll Officer at:
Post to: 28 Callow Hill Road, Alvechurch, Near Birmingham, B48 7LP
Email to [email protected]
Telephone 0121 445 4335
Put it in the Electoral Roll Box at the back of the church
Hand it to a Church Warden.
What will happen next?
Everybody whose name is on the Electoral Roll is entitled to attend and vote at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting which is held before the end of April each year. The Parochial Church Council is elected at this meeting.
Then it is up to you to see how you want to contribute to the governance of this church and the wider church of England.