A companion volume to "Churchwardens: A Survival Guide and The Parish Survival Guide" (which is written for clergy), "Serving the Parish" is directed specifically towards Parochial Church Council (PCC) members. It covers: the mission and ministry of the PCC; Who should stand for the PCC? How to become a member (and what will be expected of you); the officers of the PCC and their responsibilities; the PCC meeting; working with others (the minister, churchwardens, etc); specific responsibilities of the PCC; the drafting, ownership and implementation of policies, issues likely to face PCCs in the future; troubleshooting, and the end of a period in office.
THE REVD DR MARTIN DUDLEY is Rector of St Bartholomew the Great, Smithfield and the author of numerous SPCK titles, including (with Virginia Rounding), Churchwardens: A survival guide (2003) and The Parish Survival Guide (2004). VIRGINIA ROUNDING is the author of the critically acclaimed Grandes Horizontales (Bloomsbury 2003) and Catherine the Great (Random House 2006).