Parochial Church Council (PCC)

The principal purpose of the Parochial Church Council (PCC) is to promote in the parish the whole mission of the Church (a more detailed description is given in our Guide to the PCC). The PCC is the legal "body" of the church and is made up of members of St Matthew's congregation, who are elected to serve for three years.

The PCC meet around five times a year. PCC minutes are published once they have been approved, you can view the latest version here. A paper copy is also held in St Matthew's Church.

The PCC also produce an annual report for the Annual Parochial Council Meeting (APCM), which is held every April. 

If you have any questions about the PCC, you can contact them at; 

We also have a member on the General Synod and summary reports will be published when available.

Please note that reports are available online for two months after first posting.  If you wish to view a copy not currently online, please contact us at the above email address.


Our safeguarding policy is read out at our Annual Parochial Church Meeting every year.

We follow the Policy and Procedures contained in Safe in our Care, the Chester Diocese Safeguarding and Vulnerability Policy and Procedures.


Risk Assessments

The PCC review and approve all risk assesments as part of a rolling programme. 

Lone Workers Risk Assessment

Lone Workers - Dos and Don'ts

Bouncy Castles

Sale of Hot Dogs

Large Scale Public Acts of Worship

Manual Handling

Community Events

Working at Height

Use of Step Ladders (also Use of Stepladders - Do's and Don'ts)

Access and Egress

Pastoral Working/Home Communion


Fire Safety

Fire Risk Assessment - Church

Fire Risk Assessment - 99 Chatham Street


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