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Organization & Outreach

The Parish of Holy Trinity with St Columba, Fareham serves the Diocese of Portsmouth in the county of Hampshire.

Our Mission

The parish exists to glorify God and proclaim Christ’s message of love. We aim to:

  • be a community that reflects Jesus’ teaching;
  • share the faith and grow in faith;
  • deepen our unity with fellow Christians;
  • offer a warm welcome to all who come;
  • serve the Bishop and Diocese of Portsmouth;

The Parochial Church Council (PCC)

The management of the parish is the responsibility of the PCC which is chaired by the Rector and consists of the parish clergy and lay people elected by the parish congregation. The PCC is supported by the following committees:

  • HTCC - Holy Trinity Church Council
  • SCCC - St Columba Church Council
  • Standing Committee
  • Highlands Hub Management
  • Finance & General Purposes Committee

There is an Annual Meeting of the congregation, normally held in April, at which elections are held and the Rector gives a report on the activities of the parish over the previous year. In May 2015 there were 313 names on the parochial electoral rolls.

The work of the parish is supported by ? full and part time staff and over ? volunteers. These volunteers work in a very wide range of areas from youth work and flower arranging to welcoming visitors, clearing tables in the hall and making music.

Electoral Roll

Why have one?

It is your parish church’s register of electors; it is the list of those qualified to attend and to vote at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) where elections take place for:

a) the parochial church council and b) the parish’s representatives on the deanery synod.

Any person entitled to attend the Annual Parochial Church Meeting may raise any question of parochial or general church interest.

Complete renewal of the electoral roll takes place every six years. In a year of renewal no names are carried over from the old roll and everyone must make a new application to be included on the new roll.

However anyone can join the Electroral Roll by completing an application form at any time provided you meet the simple qualifications. The completed form should be returned to the Parish Office.

You have to declare that you are baptised and over the age of 16. You also have to be a member of the Church of England and resident in the parish.

What difference does it make?

By enrolling you become a voting member of the Church of England and so help to ensure that all the synodical councils of the Church – the parochial church council, the deanery synod, the diocesan synod, and the General Synod – are fully representative of its members.

Synodical government gives an opportunity for partnership between bishops, clergy, and laity in the life of the Church:

First, the 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.

Secondly, the system is intended to ensure that the laity have their place in every aspect of church life, including its doctrine and services.

Health & Safety Policy

The following policy statement was agreed at the PCC meeting held on 10th September 2015.

As members of the PCC we commit our church community to the support, nurture, protection and safeguarding of all, especially the young and vulnerable. We recognize that our work with children, young people and vulnerable adults is the responsibility of the whole church community and as well as being fully committed to acting within current legislation, guidance, national frameworks and the Diocesan Safeguarding procedures, we will also endeavour to act in an open, transparent and accountable way in working in partnership with the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers, Children and Adult Social Care Services, the Police, Probation Services and other agencies to safeguard children and vulnerable adults and assist in bringing to justice anyone who has committed an offence against them.

  1. We will ensure that all the necessary checks are made to promote the safe selection and recruitment of ordained and lay ministers, paid workers and volunteers with children, young people and vulnerable adults, and provide the necessary supervision, support and training to them in order that they can undertake their roles effectively.
  2. We will respond without delay to every concern raised that a child, young person or vulnerable adult may have been harmed, or be at risk from harm, or about the behaviour of an adult or child.
  3. We will fully co-operate with the Diocese and appropriate statutory agencies during any investigation into abuse, including when allegations are made against a member of the church community.
  4. We will ensure that pastoral care is made available to children and vulnerable adults and their families and to any member of our church community against whom an allegation is made.
  5. We will ensure, in partnership with the Diocese and other agencies, that care and supervision is provided for any member of our church community known to have offended against a child or vulnerable adult, or to pose a risk to them.
  6. We are committed to reviewing our policy annually, and as part of this, check that our parish safeguarding procedures are up-to-date and relevant.

Reverend Sally Davenport, Rector
September 2015

Outreach

The Parish of Holy Trinity with St Columba, Fareham serves the Diocese of Portsmouth in the county of Hampshire.

Our Mission

The parish exists to glorify God and proclaim Christ's message of love. We aim to:

  • be a community that reflects Jesus’ teaching;
  • share the faith and grow in faith;
  • deepen our unity with fellow Christians;
  • offer a warm welcome to all who come;
  • serve the Bishop and Diocese of Portsmouth;

The Parochial Church Council (PCC)

The management of the parish is the responsibility of the PCC which is chaired by the Rector and consists of the parish clergy and lay people elected by the parish congregation. The PCC is supported by the following committees:

  • HTCC - Holy Trinity Church Council
  • SCCC - St Columba Church Council
  • Standing Committee
  • World Concern Committee
  • Highlands Hub Management
  • Finance & General Purposes

There is an Annual Meeting of the congregation, normally held in April, at which elections are held and the Rector gives a report on the activities of the parish over the previous year. In May 2015 there were 313 names on the parochial electoral roll.

The work of the parish is supported by ? full and part time staff and over ? volunteers. These volunteers work in a very wide range of areas from youth work and flower arranging to welcoming visitors, clearing tables in the hall and making music.