The Parochial Church Council (PCC) is made up of the clergy, churchwardens and representatives of the congregation, elected by the annual church meeting of the parish. The Parochial Church Council is a corporate body established by the Church of England. The PCC operates under the Parochial Church Council Powers Measure.

The PCC works with the ministerial team to plan the mission and outreach of the church, be responsible for maintaining the good order of the church premises and debate wider church issues, linking to the Deanery of Christchurch and the Diocese of Winchester.

Summaries of PCC meetings are published regularly in the magazine ‘Parish News.’

St Mark's church is a registered charity (Number 1150249)

Lay Ministers

Mr John Heighes
Mr Colin Chatten


                   Mrs Susan Lyonette                      Mrs Ann Nash

Members of the PCC

Mr Francis Bray ( Treasurer)
Mr David Cannings
Mrs Annette Cheesman (PCC Secretary)
Mrs Diana Faunce
Dr Bob Gilbertson
Mr Mike Goodman
Mrs Susie Goodman
Mrs Mary Matthews
Mrs Liz Morton
Mr Paul Ostler
Mr Anthony Parkinson
Mrs Jaqueline Peterson
Maureen Stringer

Co-opted Members
Mr Mark Hadfield
Mr Michael Williams

Electoral Officer
Mrs Clare Rose


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect on the 25th May 2018. It replaces the existing law on data protection (Data Protection Act 1998) and gives individuals more rights and protection in how their personal data is used by organisations. Parishes must comply with its requirements, just like any other charity or organisation. A copy of St.Mark's Privacy Notice can be found HERE.

 Parish Safeguarding Policy Statement

We are committed to:

• The safeguarding of all children, young people and adults at risk of abuse.
• Carefully selecting and training paid and voluntary staff who might come into contact with children of adults at risk of abuse.
• Using safer recruiting and using the services of the Disclosure and Barring Service where appropriate, to check their suitability.
• Responding without delay to every complaint made which suggests that an adult, child or young person may have been harmed.
• Cooperating fully with the police, local authority and any other appropriate statutory body in any investigation.
• Ministering appropriately to anyone, child or adult, who has experienced abuse.
• Extending pastoral care to those known to have offended against children or adults whilst ensuring that children and adults are protected from harm

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