This year we have to completely renew our Electoral Roll.
Holy Trinity Geneva would love you to be a part of our family and as such we encourage you to join the church Electoral Roll by completing the registration form. Read on to find out what this means…
What is the Electoral Roll?
The Electoral Roll is simply a list of people who come to our church, our worship or one of our activities, on a regular although not necessarily frequent basis.
Joining the Electoral Roll means that you can vote on church matters, attend the Annual Church Meeting and stand for election to the Church Council.
Do I have to join?
You can of course be a full and active member of Holy Trinity without joining the Roll, simply regarding us as your spiritual home does that. Being on the Electoral Roll does not entail signing up to any additional commitments and does not cost anything. However, it does help the Church show its strength, both locally and nationally.
Benefits to you
Joining the Electoral Roll means you can stand for election to the Council or other synodical councils (such as the Archdeaconry, Diocesan or General Synod) and attend and vote at the AGM. Joining the Electoral Roll is an important statement of witness and a step along the path of discipleship. With your name on the Electoral Roll, the strength of the Church can be seen in our local area, and across the Diocese. If you’re a regular at HTC, we encourage you to be on the Electoral Roll!
Benefits to HTC
The Electoral Roll is the only official register of membership of the Church of England and as such it is a great encouragement to our Bishop and the national church for the Electoral Roll at Holy Trinity to be as representative as possible of the actual members of our Church family. The numbers on our list also impact on our representation on the Archdeaconry and Diocesan Synods.
I’m convinced – how do I join?
Please complete the application form – available in the church and on our website. Although you can join the Electoral Roll at any time, to be eligible to participate at the Annual Church Meeting and be included in this year’s statistics you must submit your application no later than 14 days before the meeting, i.e. by 17 March. Applications received after this date will be added to the Electoral Roll after the AGM.
I have joined already!
The Electoral Roll is completely renewed every six years, the last time being in 2013 so we need to start again. This ensures that it remains a reasonably up to date record of people currently worshipping at church. Our current roll stands at 183. We do not believe this accurately reflects the number of adults currently attending the church on a regular basis and this does not need to be every week to qualify.
Forms are available in church and on the website. Please contact Sonia Gunton (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the chaplain if you would like to discuss this in more detail.