Parochial Church Councils (PCCs)

Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) are responsible for supporting the local clergy in the running and management of their benefice or parish.  Their primary function is stated as 'promoting in the parish the whole mission of the Church'.  This short sentence actually covers a significant and varied workload encompassing all aspects of parish life, finance and governance.

Further information on specific issues is available from the relevant department pages on this site, or visit the Resources for Parish Officers page for downloads (including the PCC Secretaries' Handbook) and forms.

Other useful websites can be accessed here for guidance on insurance, parish buying, charity law, etc.

Church Representation Rules 2011 (online)

Parish Buying

Parish Resources

Church of England - PCC Information

Church of England - Fees

Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme

Ecclesiastical Insurance

Data Developments

Church Care

Government Legislation

Giving in Grace

Church House Publishing

Clergy Pensions Board

Your Church Wedding




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Bishop: Government must invest in higher education

Bishop of Winchester calls on Government to continue investment in higher education: ‘a public good for the common good’

Lenten project completes outdoor classroom

New Archdeacon for Diocese to Focus on Mission

Bishop urges Government to back teacher training

Bishop's speech in full

Record number of baptisms in Winchester

Southampton churches offer homelessness solutions

Synod Vote in Favour of Women Bishops' Legislation

Winchester Diocesan Synod has voted in favour of the amended draft legislation to allow the Consecration of Women in the Episcopate

Vacancy in the See of Basingstoke

Bishop of Kigali to visit Romsey Abbey

Statement on the fire at St Andrew's Church