“How do I become a member of St Augustine’s Church?”
By adding your name to the Electoral Roll
The Electoral Roll is a list of the names and addresses of every person who can vote at St Augustine’s Annual Parochial Church Meeting.
Who can be on it?
Any lay person (i.e. not ordained) who is baptised and at least 16 years old can be on the Electoral Roll, provided they live in the parish or have worshipped at the church regularly for a minimum of six months. You can be on the Electoral Roll of more than one church but, if that is the case, you may only vote in one.
What does membership mean to me personally?
As mentioned above, membership means that you are eligible to vote in the Annual Meeting. In addition, and perhaps more importantly, it confirms your support for the provision of witness to the whole community in this place. That witness includes pastoral care and the provision of worship for everyone.