Little Saint Mary’s Church, Cambridge

Electoral Roll

The Church Electoral Roll is the parish's record of those qualified to attend the Annual Parochial Church Meeting and to vote in elections to the Parochial Church Council (PCC) and the Deanery Synod.

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

By registering on LSM's Electoral Roll you become a voting member of the Church of England and so help to ensure that the LSM Parochial Church Council, the South Cambridge Deanery Synod, the Ely Diocesan Synod and the General Synod are fully representative of the Church’s members.

Those wishing to stand for election to the PCC or Deanery Synod must have had their names entered on the Electoral Roll for not less than six months prior to the election (except in the case of those under the age of 18). They must also be at least 16 years of age and actual communicants as defined in rule 54(1) of the Church Representation Rules.

Every six years a new roll is prepared and those on the previous roll are informed so that they may reapply. If you are not resident in the parish but were on the roll as an habitual worshipper but have been prevented by sickness or absence or other essential reason from worshipping for the past six months, you may write would before have habitually attended on the form and add but was prevented from doing so because ... and then state the reason.

Synodical Government

  • Gives an opportunity for partnership and collaboration between bishops, clergy and laity in the life of the Church;
  • Enables Church people at every level to be in touch with the Church as a whole and to play their part in decision-making;
  • Ensures that the laity have their place in every aspect of church life.

To apply please complete the enrolment form, available in PDF or Word, and return it to the Electoral Roll Officer, Stephen Hewett. Please note that while you may complete the form using digital software, it will then require to be validated by your personal signature to valid, so must be printed out, signed and returned to Stephen c/o the church. Alternatively printed forms for completion by hand are available on request at church.