The following publications will be of interest to Parochial Church Councils:
CHURCH REPRESENTATION RULES 2020 Published by Church House Publishing, ISBN 9780715111581, price £9.99. The Rules deal with church governance at parochial, deanery, diocesan and national level. Of particular interest to PCCs will be Part 1 – Church Electoral Roll and Part 2 – Parish Governance Rules and Part 9, setting out the model rules for parish business, and PCC administration. The Rules are also available free of charge on the Church of England website at Church Representation Rules 2020.
PRACTICAL CHURCH MANAGEMENT: A GUIDE FOR EVERY PARISH (2nd Ed. 2005) By James Behrens. Published by Gracewing, price £20.00 ISBN 085-2-446-020. A very practical guide to many day to day matters, including finance, repairs, security, insurance, church meetings, child protection, services, food hygiene, data protection, copyright, employment law, charity law, VAT, etc. Buy
CHURCH DISPUTES MEDIATION
By James Behrens. Published by Gracewing, price £30.00 ISBN 0852445784 Buy
THE PEACEMAKER: A BIBLICAL GUIDE TO RESOLVING CONFLICT by Ken Sande, published by Baker Books, £10.99. A good biblical guide to dealing with conflict in the Church context. Buy
AN ABC FOR THE PCC (5th Ed.)
By John Pitchford. Published by Continuum, price £14.99. ISBN 978-1-90628-607-1. Practical advice and information about the legal and spiritual duties and responsibilities of PCCs. Buy
THE CHARITIES ACT AND THE PCC (3rd Ed.)
Published by Church House Publishing, price £4.50 ISBN 0715181238 This book, produced by staff of the Archbishop’s Council, provides important guidance for all PCCs in the preparation and scrutiny of their annual accounts and report. Chapters of the book in Acrobat format can be viewed at the Church of England website.
A HANDBOOK FOR CHURCHWARDENS AND PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCILLORS
by Kenneth M. Macmorran and Timothy J. Briden, 2010 ed, pub Continuum Books, ISBN 978-1-4411-5474-3, price £10.99. This book provides a good general guide to churchwardens’ and PCC members’ duties and responsibilities Buy
See also the list of publications under Churchwardens