District Church Council (DCC) and Annual Meetings
Every Church of England parish has an elected executive body called its Parochial Church Council, or PCC.
The Parish of Merton Priory is governed by a PCC consisting of members from its three districts:
Christ Church, Colliers Wood; St John the Divine, Merton; and Holy Trinity, South Wimbledon.
The PCC consists of the clergy and Churchwardens
of the parish, together with several representatives of the laity elected at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting.
The PCC is responsible for the financial affairs of the church and the care and maintenance of the church
fabric and its contents.
Each church in the team has its own District Church Council, or DCC, with similar responsibilities to the
PCC in matters relating to that church, and each DCC reports to the Merton Priory PCC. The lay members of each
DCC are elected at the Annual District Church Meeting (ADCM), held near Easter.
The Christ Church DCC meets about seven times a year. Unconfirmed draft minutes of recent meetings can be
found through the menu on the right.
Membership of the Christ Church DCC for 2017–18:
Desmond Davies and Alison Fletcher Rogers (Churchwardens)
Sarah Aucott (DCC Secretary)
Jonathan Fletcher Rogers (Treasurer)
Jane Savill and Mike Brunt (Deanery Synod representatives)
Joanne Powell and Emma Fraser (PCC members)
Shanta Sultana, Shajit Titus, Joy Lyons (Southwark Pastoral Auxiliary) and Bruce Goatly (Electoral Roll Officer)
The next DCC meeting will be held on Saturday, 18 November 2017, at 10.15 a.m.
Annual District Church Meetings (ADCMs)
Once a year the members of the church meet at the ADCM
to discuss progress in the past year and to elect the
Churchwardens and members of the DCC. The next ADCM will be held on
Sunday, 22 April 2018.
The report presented at the 2017 meeting is listed at the right.
Draft DCC minutes
10 January 2015
14 February 2015
28 March 2015
16 May 2015
11 July 2015
26 July 2015
15 September 2015
4 November 2015
19 January 2016
15 March 2016
10 April 2016
9 May 2016
5 July 2016
17 September 2016
1 November 2016
16 January 2017
25 February 2017
1 April 2017
30 May 2017
15 July 2017
ADCM 2017 report
Next DCC meeting dates
18 November 2017, 10.15 a.m.
18 January 2018, 7.30 p.m.
8 March 2018, 7.30 p.m.
12 April 2018, 8.00 p.m.