Books to help with the role
Church Wardens: A Survival Guide
by Martin Dudley and Virginia Rounding
Becoming a churchwarden can be a richly rewarding experience, but the role is not an easy one. This warmly written handbook will help all those considering, or already in, office to understand what is involved. Revised edition.
A Handbook for Church Wardens and Parochial Church Councillors
by Kenneth Macmorran and Timothy Briden
Over the years this handbook has become the standard guide for all who wish to tread a clear path through the sometimes complex legislation and know the rules and the extent of their responsibility as elected Church officers.
An ABC for the PCC: A handbook for Church Council Members
by John Pitchford
An ABC for the PCC has proved an invaluable source for PCC members , church wardens and clergy. This 5th edition has been fully revised and updated to take into account recent changes in canon and secular law.
Practical Church management: A Guide for every parish
by James Behrens
A comprehensive and practical guide covering the who range of day-to-day matters in which the churchwarden and PCC are involved.
The Church Warden's Handbook: A Practical Guide
by Ian Russell ISBN No: 18400354X
This practical guide provides non-technical information for those already serving as church wardens, and for those considering offering to take on the role.
Serving the Parish: How to be an Effective PCC Member
by Martin Dudley & Virginia Rounding IBSN No: 0281057184
It covers: The mission and ministry of the PCC; Who should stand for the PCC?; How to become a member (and what will be expected of you); The officers of the PCC and their responsibilities; The PCC meeting; Working with others (the minister, churchwardens, etc); Specific responsibilities of the PCC; The drafting, ownership and implementation of policies, Issues likely to face PCCs in the future; Troubleshooting, and the end of a period in office.
So the Vicar’s Leaving: The Good Interregnum Guide
by Mike Alexander & Jeremy Martineau ISBN No: 1853115053
(with cartoons by Ron) Price £6.99
The second edition of this practical guide for churches provides essential information for that critical period in the life of a parish between one vicar and the next. It focuses on many issues including:
• arranging the regular services
• providing for continuing pastoral care
• maintaining the church buildings
• managing the parish efficiently
• working with deanery or diocesan colleagues to find a new vicar
• welcoming your new priest
A vital handbook for churchwardens, PCCs, readers and all who share in the responsibility of leading a church through an interregnum.
Your Church and the Law: A Simple Explanation and Guide
by David Parrott
Every church and church organisation is subject to a range of public law, and Anglican churches are also governed by canon law. The language in which laws are written are often intelligible to legal specialists only, and so this simple, jargon free guide to understanding key legal requirements will be widely welcomed
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