Join the Trinity Cheltenham Electoral Roll
Thank you for looking into joining the Trinity Cheltenham Electoral Roll. The Electoral Roll is the Church of England’s official register of who worships with us here at Trinity.
This year, the whole of The Church Of England is renewing their Roll membership. Therefore, even if you have previously joined our Electoral Roll, we are asking everyone to join again please for 2019.
If you have worshipped regularly with us over the last six months or more, we would encourage you to join our Electoral Roll. To do this electronically, you must be registered on ChurchSuite (which you can do via the link below). If you are not currently on ChurchSuite, please can you sign up.
Frequently Asked Questions
We know that all of this talk of Electoral Rolls and ChurchSuite can get confusing at times, so below are some frequently asked questions that might help you out.
Why have an Electoral Roll?
It is your parish church register of electors. It is the list of those qualified to attend and to vote at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting where the elections take place for the Parochial Church Council and the parish’s representatives on the Deanery Synod.
Any person entitled to attend the Annual Church Parochial Meeting may raise any question of parochial or general church interest.
HOW DO I JOIN THE ELECTORAL ROLL?
You can join the electoral roll online by clicking on the button above. If you are not on ChurchSuite you will need to sign up by clicking on the button above to complete the application.
Alternatively you can complete a paper form and return it the the church office.
WHY DO WE ASK YOU TO JOIN CHURCHSUITE?
The Electoral Roll online is made up of two parts. The first part is the application form you fill in, and a note on your ChurchSuite details is the counterpart of your application.
ChurchSuite then helps us keep a log of who from Trinity is on the Electoral Roll, and makes sure we have the right contact information for you.
What difference does it make?
By enrolling you become a voting member of the Church of England and so help to ensure that all the synodical councils of the Church – the Parochial Church Council, the Deanery Synod, the Diocesan Synod, and the General Synod – are fully representative of its members.
Synodical government gives an opportunity for partnership between bishops, clergy, and laity in the life of the Church.
First, the system is intended to enable church people at every level to be in touch with the Church as a whole and to play their part in decision-making.
Secondly, the system is intended to ensure that the laity have their place in every aspect of church life, including its doctrine and service.
The Electoral Roll asks if I’m a resident in the Parish. How do I know?
You can use the Church of England’s Parish Finder to determine whether your home address falls within Trinity’s parish boundaries or not.