Christ Church, Colliers Wood

    Introducing Christ Church
    Church life
        Sunday worship
        Sunday Club
        Special services
DCC and Annual Meetings
        Team ministry
    Christ Church and community
    Serving the church
    Spiritual growth/discipleship

Christ Church photographed on Easter Day, 2007


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 papers
    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.