Resources for Parish Officers


The Church Representation Rules 2011

The link above is an online version of the lastest update.  Please contact Jayne Tarry if you do not find what you need.

Click here for the Spring 2014 edition of the Archdeacons' Newsletter.

APCM Returns Forms

  • Churchwardens Returns 2014 (Word)
  • Parish Officer Returns 2014 (Word)
  • Notice of Revision of Electoral Roll (Word)
  • Electoral Roll Certificate 2014 (Word)
  • Deanery Synod Returns 2014 (Word)
  • Terrier & Inventory Update 2014 (Word)
  • What is Deanery Synod Leaftlet (Colour / B&W)

APCM Notice Forms

  • Notice of APCM (Word / PDF)
  • Notice for the Election of Churchwardens (Word / PDF)
  • Nomination of Churchwarden (Word / PDF)
  • Churchwardens Measure 2001 - A Brief Guide (PDF)

Nomination Forms

  • Nomination for PCC Membership (Word / PDF)
  • Nomination for Deanery Synod (Word)

Handbooks and Guidelines

  • PCC Secretaries' Handbook (PDF)
  • Care of Parish Records (PDF)
  • Annual Timetable for Return of Forms (PDF)

External Links for PCC's


Safeguarding and DBS Information

This link will take you to the Diocesan Safeguarding pages.

HR and Health and Safety

  • The Diocese employs the services of an HR Consultant for general use among the parishes.
  • The Diocese employs the services of a H&S Consultant for general use among the parishes.

Latest News from around the Diocese

Keep up to date with the latest news from around Winchester Diocese, using the links below.

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Legislation on women bishops becomes law

The General Synod has enacted the measure enabling women to be ordained as Bishops in the Church of England.

Debbie Thrower installed as an Honorary Canon

Debbie Thrower has been installed as an honorary lay Canon and member of Winchester Cathedral Chapter

Bishop Tim Dakin's visit to East Africa

The Bishop of Winchester recently returned from an official visit to East Africa in his capacity as the Church of England’s spokesperson on further and higher education.

New Chair of the House of Clergy appointed

On Saturday 8 November Diocesan Synod appointed a new Chair of the House of Clergy

Diocese welcomes changes to Reader Ministry

This summer, with the agreement of the Bishop’s Council and in line with other dioceses, we have started to use the term ‘Licensed Lay Minister’ (LLM) rather than ‘Reader’ for all those exercising this important ministry.

Bishops to mark Remembrance Sunday

Local Bishops will commemorate outbreak of World War One alongside communities in Winchester, Southampton and Basingstoke

The Right Reverend Michael Scott-Joynt RIP

We are sorry to announce the death of the former Bishop of Winchester, the Right Reverend Michael Scott-Joynt.

New Bishop of Basingstoke consecrated

The Reverend Canon David Williams consecrated by the Most Reverend Justin Welby , the Archbishop of Canterbury, at Winchester Cathedral

New Archdeacon for Mission Development starts work

Rev Canon Dr Paul Moore joins Diocesan team

Winchester Cathedral's Learning Centre Reopened

HM Lord-Lieutenant Open Winchester Cathedral's Refurbished Learning Centre