The leadership of St. Luke’s is based round the following collaborative team structure.
The church council is made up of members voted on at our Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) plus our clergy. This is the main decision-making body of the church, especially on all matters of policy, and oversees finance/buildings, etc. The council meets monthly, though nearly half of those meetings will be given over to prayer. more...
Members are elected each year by the church council; usually comprises the PCC Officers, Clergy and the Operations Manager. It makes any urgent decisions on matters arising between PCC meetings that cannot wait until the full council next meets (though this will happen only rarely). Its main purpose is to enable communication between Church Wardens, Treasurer and clergy, and to ensure unity. The committee meets approximately every 2 months.more...
Comprises our 3 paid staff members, parish clergy and the head of pastoral care. This group meets most Mondays for prayer (and shared lunch) and to catch up on news and issues, facilitating mutual support and effectiveness.
Heads of Ministries Engagement (Home)
Comprises those who oversee areas of church life (such as Worship, Lifegroups, Young People, Welcome, Pastoral Care etc.). This group meets with the Vicar every month to support one another, pray, share issues, offer wisdom, and make proposals to PCC when necessary. Authority has been delegated to all these leaders to make decisions on matters that only affect their group(s).
This small group meets fortnightly and is composed of those with particular gifts of oversight and strategic thinking. Together the group members seek to catch the Lord's vision for the parish (and propose things to PCC where changes seem necessary), apply PCC's discipline and pastoral care policies to individual cases where there is difficulty, support the Vicar, provide some planning, and oversee church life to make sure nothing major gets missed. It does not make policy decisions, is not 'the ruling group' of the church, but serves the church with its particular strategic gifts.