PCC resources

Essential resources for your Parochial Church Council, including advice on fundraising, building projects, community events, going into an interregnum and more.

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Running the PCC

How to run a perfect PCC

Mark Tanner gives his tips for meetings and chairing them

 

Top 5 tips for a healthy PCC/clergy relationship

John Davies looks at how to prevent clergy-PCC relationships’ becoming a tug of war

 

Cartoon: The PCC Meeting

Dave Walker maps out your PCC 

 

 

Dealing with a crisis

5 potential PCC crises, and how to manage them

What to do when the PCC is faced with a financial crisis, a bad-news story, a serious pastoral breakdown, a safeguarding situation or an act of God

 

In case disaster strikes

Understanding church insurance

 

When facing a financial crisis, get back to basics

Maggie Durran assesses your options when the PCC reserves are used up

 

 

Fundraising

Top 25 fundraising ideas for churches

A competition run with Ecclesiastical Insurance to find the best fund-raising ideas has turned up many great ideas. To inspire your own efforts, here are the top 25

  

When to employ a professional fundraiser

Ted Harrison assesses the value of professional fund-raisers and project managers to churches

 

How to prepare a fundraising bid

What to do (and what not to do) to make sure your application to stands out

 

 

Mission and ministry

Start at the very beginning

Struggling to attract or keep children and their families? Margaret Pritchard Houston advises on developing a ministry from scratch

  

The power of friendship in old age

As people age, loneliness can become a serious problem. Huw Spanner considers church efforts to combat this

 

A service in the churchyard

Part of our Lent series on imaginative and practical ways of using church property, Helen Sammon describes the development of a churchyard service as a mission opportunity

 

Breaking eggs for more than omelettes

In our series on imaginative initiatives, Tricia Temple-Crowe describes the birth of the Blakeney Breakfast

 

How rural churches are fighting stereotypes of neglect and decline

Talk of the rural Church often turns to shrinking congregations in crumbling buildings. But, as Tim Wyatt finds out, there are signs of new life

 

 

Building work

Making the building greener: inspiration from the Green Church awards

Green building projects from Wiltshire, Gloucester, Cornwall and London

  

Managing reordering work during an interregnum

Keeping your building project on track through a vacancy and after a new appointment

 

When do building works need a faculty?

Requirements for building works, repairs and regular maintenance

 

Choosing the right heating system for your church

Underfloor, forced-air or radiator?

 

 

More PCC resources

Allowing a film crew into your church: what to ask

Welcoming a film or TV company can bring rewards — and not just financial ones, explains Stephen Brown

  

Surviving a parish interregnum

An interregnum can prompt valuable reflection on maintenance, leadership, and purpose, says Noreen Wainwright

  

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Resources available from Church House Bookshop

Find PCC essentials including APCM forms and Representation Rules, as well as useful guides and handbooks, at www.chbookshop.co.uk/features/pcc-essentials.

 

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