St Michael’s Church, Chester Square

Structure, Governance and Management

St. Michael’s Parochial Church Council has the responsibility of co-operating with the Incumbent, in promoting in the ecclesiastical parish the whole mission of the Church – pastoral, evangelistic, social and ecumenical.

Council Members

Members of the PCC are either ex-officio or elected by the Annual Parochial Church meeting in accordance with the Church Representation Rules.

The following are members of the PCC:

Incumbent: Revd Rupert Charkham

Curate: Revd Guy Axelson

Churchwardens: Mr David Munns, Mrs Iona Thorne

Deanery Synod Representatives: 

Miss Sian Davies

Miss Kate Homan

Mr Ken Wiseman

Elected members:

Mrs Mary Lois Beard (Vice lay-chair)

Mrs Rachel Pope

Mr Michael Bradley

Mr John Cameron

Mr Jack Campbell

Mr William Weaver

Mrs Felicity Hunt Co-opted treasurer

Ms Grace Wort

The PCC operates through a number of sub-committees which meet between full meetings of the PCC.

Standing Committee

This is the only committee required by law. It has power to transact the business of the PCC between its meetings, subject to any directions given by the Council.

Mission Support Committee

This covers all aspects of the local church’s mission to the community and the world. A number of grants are regularly given to individuals from St. Michael’s serving overseas.

Finance Committee

This deals with setting the annual budget and regularly monitoring and reviewing the budget. All our accounts are professionally audited every year.

Building Committee

In 2009 the Church Council decided that the maintenance of the fabric of the church, and matters concerning the residential properties used by church staff, would be overseen by a Property Committee – a sub-committee of the Church Council consisting of Jonathan Crabtree (Chairman) and Michael Bradley.

When planning our activities the PCC have considered the Charity Commission’s guidance on public benefit and, in particular, the specific guidance on charities for the advancement of religion.

Parish Safeguarding Policy

We fully abide by the House of Bishops’ ‘Promoting a Safer Church; safeguarding policy statement’. For more information, please click here to download the Parish Safeguarding Handbook.

If you have any concerns around the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult, please contact Juliet Fellows, the Church Safeguarding Officer on 020 7730 8889. 

Other important telephone numbers:

Annette Gordon, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser: 020 7932 1224

CCPAS 24 hour helpline: 0845 120 4550
Family Lives: 0808 800 222 (Previously Parentline) / Childline: 0800 1111

General privacy notice

Click here to see our General Privacy Notice 2018 


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