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PARISH OF ABE IS A REGISTERED Charity Number : 1131523

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Parish roles to be filled - Job Specifications

Can you Help?

For further details speak to a Churchwarden


A good working knowledge of Desk Top Publishing is required (currently ‘Microsoft Publisher’ programme) and an empathy with church life. 

Ability to liaise with local groups and societies, and to include fundraising items as appropriate.

To work to tight deadlines.  The magazine is printed at Ormiston School, so we are fixed by their holiday dates. 

To include articles of general interest appropriate to the time of year, not just full-page posters.

To liaise with the Advertising Manager (currently Sarah Tripp) for the adverts in the back of the magazine, and any ‘one off’ paid adverts. 



Secretary - Organise twice yearly meetings (usually March and September) for updating advert costs and subscriptions taking into account the cost of printing etc.

Arrange discussions regarding the role of the magazine within the community. 

Set Agenda, take Minutes, correspondence as necessary.  Currently there is no Chairman, Vice Chairman, or representative from any of the churches.

Vice Chairman - To assist the Chairman (currently vacant but typically the rector) and take meetings when the Chairman is not available.

Church Representatives - At present there are no representative from any of the Churches.  Representatives are important in liaising with their congregations to ensure that the magazine content reflects their wishes, and to ensure the balance of articles covers all the Parish


(An annual fundraising week, 10th-16th May 2020)

Liaise with Area CA Rep, order envelopes, take envelopes to Anne Fosbury (to be distributed with May Parish News by Parish News distributors)

Take small quantity of envelopes to each Church and Parish Office.

At the end of the specified week collect envelopes, bank money and send to Area CA Rep with Gift Aid slips.   (Envelopes are usually handed in to the Office, or put in the Sunday collection bag at church).  



Maintain the list of members on the Electoral Roll during the year (Excel programme).

Six weeks before the Annual Parochial Church Meeting prepare the Notice of Revision of Electoral Roll (Form SG2) to be displayed in all three churches.   Announcement to be included in Contact and Parish News.  Ensure there are blank application forms in the churches for new people wishing to be included.

Three weeks before the APCM the Electoral Roll closes, and the revised Roll is displayed in all three churches (no addresses).   No further names can be added at this point until after the APCM.

Prepare a report for the APCM giving the numbers on the Roll.

The Electoral Roll is revised completely every six years (last revision 2019) and all those on the Roll are contacted personally and invited to re-apply.

After the APCM, complete a Returns Form for Diocesan House giving the number on the Roll.


Job spec to be confirmed.

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