Diocese of Chichester


Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, all of the Churchwarden Visitation dates for 2020 will be cancelled and rescheduled for the month after all of the APCMs are concluded (now extended up until 31st October 2020). Please review this page at a later date for more details.


Churchwardens are elected annually under the provisions of the Churchwardens Measure 2001 by the Annual Meeting of Parishioners, as the senior laypeople of the parish and congregation. Their term of office is one year, and they may serve for up to six consecutive terms of office, unless the Annual Meeting passes a resolution to set aside this rule. They are the Bishop’s officers, and are admitted to office each year by the Archdeacon, on behalf of the Bishop.

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