Terms of Reference of PCC Committee

for Friends of St Mary’s Sheering


  1. The aims of the Friends of St Mary’s Sheering are:
    The Friends Committee will be chosen by, and responsible to, the PCC of St Mary’s Sheering, and will have six members, re-appointed annually by the PCC.  
    • To enhance the relationship between the church, its resources and the wider community
    • To attract funds for the upkeep of the fabric of the church buildings and grounds
    • To provide information to contacts about the activities of the church and the financial needs connected with the fabric
  2. The members will include one of the Churchwardens and the incumbent ex officio.   Additional members, who need not be members of the PCC, may be co-opted.
  3. The Committee will be an associated Fabric Committee, and will be known as the Friends Committee.
  4. Reporting always to the full PCC, the Friends Committee will keep a watching brief on the fabric of the church buildings and grounds, and propose to the PCC projects to attract funds from the Friends
  5. The Friends scheme will establish and maintain a network of subscribers to Friends of St Mary’s
  6. Subscriptions and other donations or legacies will be applied to a restricted fund for the fabric of the church buildings and grounds.   This fund will be under the control of the PCC.
  7. A bank account in the name of “Friends of St Mary’s Sheering” (formerly “the Building Fund”) will be used for moneys for the Friends of St Mary’s Sheering, the account to continue to be under the control of the PCC.   An assistant Treasurer may be appointed if merited by the volume of work.

Change History:                                                                               As updated by St Mary’s PCC on 21 March 2005

Re-adopted by the PCC in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016

Clause 1 updated by the PCC on 5 June 2017

Re-adopted unchanged in 2018, 2019