Parochial Church Council

What is the Parochial Church Council?

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’.

An Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) is usually held between April and May, and appoints churchwardens and members of the PCC. They, too, have powers and responsibilities as legal Trustees under the Synodical Government Measure 1969.

The Parish of the Claydons PCC is the governing body of the three parish churches (St Michael’s, St Mary’s and All Saints), Café Church in Calvert Green and Parish Newsletter.

The PCC is a team made up of members of clergy and lay members of the church. Together, they are responsible for the overall wellbeing, practical as well as spiritual, church members, Parish Newsletter, and church buildings.

The PCC also has a duty to promote the mission of the church within the wider community.

Who is on the PCC?

Members of the PCC are elected each year at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting. Once elected, they usually serve a minimum of three years and may stand for re-election at the end of that term. If you would like to be nominated for the PCC, please contact our temporary PCC Secretary, Linda O’Dell.

The current members of the PCC are:


Elspeth O’Halloran (St Mary’s East Claydon)

Esther Turnbull (St Mary’s East Claydon)

Linda O’Dell (St Michael’s Steeple Claydon)

Vacancy at All Saints’ Middle Claydon

Sir Edmund Verney – Patron

Nicolette Pike – Honourable Member

Serena Aldous

Jane Henstock

Wendy Jordan

Dave Martin (Assistant Churchwarden)

Olivia Riches

Kate Smith (Assistant Churchwarden)

Geoff Strutt

Anita Wiggins

Janet Hollington (Bookkeeper)

Linda O’Dell (PCC Secretary)

Dave Martin (Deanery Synod)

Heather Collier (Team Council)

Safeguarding Officer – Vacancy

Minutes Secretary – Vacancy