Parochial Church Council

Horley PPC ensures the running of our amazing Church, which used for the usual religious purposes and also serves as the venue for many events from the annual Ironstone Chamber Music FestivalDramatic Performances and much, much more .

As well as the day to day activities of maintaining the church the PCC are involved in projects, most recent was the installation of new bells. See more about the Horley Bell Tower restoration project on Facebook  and the bell ringers. The next project planned is the restoration of the St Christopher painting.

Horley Team:

Whilst the spiritual activities of our church are led by the ministry team, the executive management is in the hands of the Parochial Church Council, which consists of the clergy and churchwardens of the parish, together with lay representatives who are elected each year at the Annual Parochial Church meeting.

As will come as no surprise, the origins of PCCs (established in 1921) date back many centuries and are the modern (relatively speaking) replacement for Vestry Committees which in the past had responsibility not just for ecclesiastical matters, but for civil affairs as well. Towards the end of the 19th century, secular and ecclesiastical duties were finally separated and undertaken, respectively, by elected parish councils and parochial church councils.

Legally, the PCC is responsible for the financial affairs of the church parish and the maintenance of its assets, including the church building and churchyard, and for promoting the mission of the church. Oversight of these matters and setting the strategic direction for the church parish are achieved through regular, quarterly meetings. Some members of the PCC are elected to roles through which, together with the activities of the churchwardens, the day to day functions of church parish management are undertaken.

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