Church Office: Holy Trinity Church, Chobham Road, Knaphill, Woking, GU21 2SX

Tel: 01483 473489

Email: welcome@htsandstschurch.org

Church Office: Holy Trinity Church, Chobham Road, Knaphill, Woking, GU21 2SX

Tel: 01483 473489

Email: welcome@htsandstschurch.org

Welcome: Church Office, Holy Trinity Church, Chobham Road, Knaphill, Woking, Surrey, GU21 2SX

Tel 01483 473489

Email: welcome@htandstschurch.org

Office Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-1pm

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Welcome: Church Office, Holy Trinity Church, Chobham Road, Knaphill, Woking, Surrey, GU21 2SX

Tel 01483 473489

Email: welcome@htandstschurch.org

Office Opening Hours: Mon-Tues & Thurs-Fri 9am-3pm

Tel

Welcome: Church Office, Holy Trinity Church, Chobham Road, Knaphill, Woking, Surrey, GU21 2SX

Tel 01483 473489

Email: welcome@htandstschurch.org

Office Opening Hours: Mon-Tues & Thurs-Fri 9am-3pm

Tel

Welcome: Church Office, Holy Trinity Church, Chobham Road, Knaphill, Woking, Surrey, GU21 2SX

Tel 01483 473489

Email: welcome@htandstschurch.org

Office Opening Hours: Mon-Tues & Thurs-Fri 9am-3pm

Tel

Welcome: Church Office, Holy Trinity Church, Chobham Road, Knaphill, Woking, Surrey, GU21 2SX

Tel 01483 473489

Email: welcome@htandstschurch.org

Office Opening Hours: Mon-Tues & Thurs-Fri 9am-3pm

Tel

Electoral Roll FAQ

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What is the Electoral Roll?

It is your parish church’s register of electors. In the same way that being on the civic Electoral Roll allows you to vote in parliamentary and local elections and referenda, joining the Church Electoral Roll means that you can vote on Church matters, attend the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) and stand for election to the PCC.  Being on the Electoral Roll does NOT make you a “member” of the Church; simply regarding Holy Trinity & St Saviour's as your spiritual home does that.

 

Do I have to join?

You can of course be a full and active member of Holy Trinity & St Saviour's Church without joining the Roll. Being on the Electoral Roll does not entail signing up to any additional commitments. However, it does help the Church show its strength. Representation on the governing bodies of the church depends on the number on the Electoral Roll, so it would be good if we can increase the numbers!

 

Joining the Roll is compulsory if you wish to:

Stand for election to the PCC or other synodical council (such as the Deanery, Diocesan or General Synod)

Attend the APCM and participate in votes

 

What does the Electoral Roll affect?

The maximum number of PCC lay members. If the Roll is not representative this means that the PCC is too small for the workload involved, putting heavy strain on the members.  Representation on the governing bodies of the Church (PCC, Woking Deanery Synod, Guildford Diocesan and General Synod).

 

The Church of England is governed by a synodical system which joins with the Bishops to make decisions. Being on the Electoral Roll is the entry point and Christians share an individual responsibility to be part of the “Body of Christ” and to participate fully in our part of His Church. This 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. Also, the system is intended to ensure that the laity have their place in every aspect of church life, including doctrine and services.

 

The Electoral Roll does NOT have a direct bearing in the way the Parish Share is assessed – it is based on estimated membership and socio-economic factors.

 

Do I qualify for the Roll?

To apply for the Electoral Roll you must meet ALL the following conditions:

 

You must be aged 16 or over (though you can apply in the year you become 16 and your name will be entered once your birth date has passed).

You must be baptized.

You must be a member of the Church of England* and EITHER live in the parish** OR have attended a church in the parish regularly for at least 6 months.

 

*Member of the Church of England or Member of a Church in communion with the Church of England.  

 

**If you are a parish resident you do not have to actually attend the Church of which you consider yourself a member; but if you live outside the parish, the 6 months’ regular attendance at a church inside the parish is a requirement. If you know your postcode you can find out if you are resident in the parish by using this online tool. If still in doubt, there is a parish map in the display boards at the back of Church.

 

NOTE: you can be on the Electoral Roll of more than one Church, but you can only serve on the PCC of one Church at a time.

 

If you are not resident in the parish but were a habitual worshipper in the parish, and have been prevented by sickness or absence or other essential reason from worshipping for the past six months, you may write ‘would’ before ‘have habitually attended’ on the form and add ‘but was prevented from doing so because’ and then state the reason. If this is the case you can still use the online application form but add the reason for non-attendance as a note. 

 

I can’t remember if I have joined already?

Contact the Church Office to find out if you are already included. Tel:01483 473489 or Email: welcome@htandstschurch.org

 

My details have changed recently

If you are a member of Holy Trinity & St Saviour's and your contact details have recently changed, it would be helpful if you could notify the Church Office so that they can amend the membership database. Telephone: 01483 473489

 

How can I find out the results of the Renewal?

The Electoral Roll Officer gives a report for the APCM. Also, a copy of the new Roll is placed on the noticeboards at the back of both churches.