Who’s Who and Governance

Little Gaddesden Parish Church is run and administered by the Parochial Church Council (PCC), under the chairmanship of the Vicar.

Parish business is also conducted at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM), which anyone on the electoral roll of Little Gaddesden Parish Church may attend.

Churchwardens are elected at the Annual Parishioners’ Meeting (APM), which anyone resident in the parish of Little Gaddesden is able to attend, and which generally precedes the APCM.

Leadership and The Parochial Church Council 2023-2024

* Denotes PCC Member

Vicar: The Revd. John Russell*

Associate Priest: The Revd. Miranda Seldon*

Lay Readers: Anthony Archer, Heather Tisbury* (also licensed in Great Gaddesden and Nettleden)
Gill Moore (Reader Emeritus)

Churchwardens: Terri Adams*, Jane Dickson*

Treasurer: Allan Webster*
Accounts: Vanessa Connor

PCC Secretary: Barbara Sheard*

Other Members of the PCC: Maureen Bryant, Michael Carver, Sarah Gall, Linda Platt, Paulette Reed

Deanery Synod Members: Annabelle Grassini, Roger Bolton, Sally Green

Co-opted Members: Vanessa Connor, Helene Hockings

Electoral Roll Officer: Annabelle Grassini

Safeguarding Officers: Heather Tisbury, Paulette Reed

Parish Administrator: Helene Hockings

Email/phone contact details are on the Contact page

Governance Calendar

Annual Parishioners’ Meeting
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:10 am

Anyone resident in the Parish is able to attend this meeting, at which the Church Wardens will be elected.  It will be followed by the Annual Parochial Church Meeting, which only parishioners on the Electoral Roll can attend.


Annual Parochial Church Meeting
May 5 @ 10:10 am – 10:45 am

All parishioners on the Electoral Roll are very welcome to attend the Annual Parochial Church Meeting to find out what has been happening during the last year and to ask questions of the Vicar, the Churchwardens and other members of the PCC.  The meeting follows on from the  short Annual Parishioners’ Meeting, which anyone resident in the Parish is able to attend and at which the Church Wardens will be elected.


The Governance Calendar is an interactive, filtered version of the complete Parish Calendar in an ‘Agenda’ style list. It shows only Governance events.

See the Using the Calendars page for more.

Useful Links

Header image credit: Tim Hockings