The Parochial Church Council (PCC)


Wantage Parish is a charity, and the PCC is the legally responsible governing body. Members of the PCC are Trustees, elected from the worshipping members of both churches. The PCC meets approximately every other month. Below you can find a summary of recent decisions.

Summary Report on the Meeting of the Parochial Church Council (PCC) held on Thursday 28th July 2022


This was the first PCC Meeting chaired by Revd. Katherine Price following her Institution as Vicar of Wantage.  She was warmly welcomed to the meeting by the members of the PCC.  She then thanked Janet Ralston for acting as Lay Chair of the PCC during the Vacancy.

A detailed report by the Treasurer (David Law) was presented to the PCC.  There was a wide-ranging discussion on the arrangements to be adopted for setting the budget for 2023, for the approval of this budget by the PCC, and for subsequently monitoring the financial performance against the approved budget. The PCC agreed to request the Financial Mission Action Group to prepare a proposal for setting the Parish Budget for consideration and approval by the PCC at their next meeting.

Reports were presented to the PCC for their information and review on “Safeguarding” and on “Health and Safety”.  Reports were also presented to the PCC by the five Mission Action Groups (“Children and Families”, “Worship, Adult Formation and Pastoral Care”, “Buildings”, “Communications” and “Finance”).

Votes of thanks to Fr Benji and to the Churchwardens (Jan Ralston and David Richardson) for all they had done for the Parish during the Interregnum were adopted by the PCC with great warmth and enthusiasm.

Subject to the agreement of the Diocese, the PCC agreed that, following the resignation of Pamela Allen as Parish Administrator, Jan Ralston would undertake administrative work on behalf of the Parish (and job share with Lucy Stone) until such time as a new Parish Administrator was appointed.

The next meeting of the PCC is scheduled to take place on the evening of Wednesday 21st September 2022.

Bob Chaplow

PCC Secretary.