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Revd Dr Simon Gill

Team Rector
Revd Dr Simon Gill
The Revd Dr Simon Gill, who was Priest-in-Charge and Rural Dean, in Sudbury within the St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Diocese,
is now Team Rector of Longstanton, Over, Swavesey and Willingham.
Revd Dr Simon Gill was licensed on Sunday 19th May at St Andrews Swavesey
Simon has a PhD in Organic Chemistry and worked in industry for a number of years before being called to serve God in the Anglican Church. He then gained a BA in Theology and trained for the ministry.
He is married to Sallie. They have a 23-year-old son, Matthew, who is currently in the first year of his PhD studies in Organic Chemistry at York University, and a 21-year-old daughter, Judith, who is currently in her final year at Southampton University studying Marine, Biology. Simon's pastimes are rambling, cycling, home wine-making and gardening.

Our Churchwardens & PCC
Sue Gamon and Arthur Savage are our churchwardens at Longstanton. A great deal of work goes on "behind the scenes" and especially on Sundays when the Church has to be prepared for our times of worship.

PCC Members - All Saints' Church Longstanton

Rev'd Dr Simon Gill (Priest in Charge)
Sue Gamon (Church Warden)
Arthur Savage (Church Warden)

Rebecca Roebuck (Treasurer)
Roger Valentine
Alistair Day
Paul Hazlehurst
Susan Meah
Ann Valentine
Claire Brocklesby

Please give these people your support, and if there are any matters which you feel should be raised at PCC meetings, then do get in touch with any of the above.



All Saints Church Longstanton PCC
The Parochial Church Council
In the long history of the Church of England, the Parochial Church Council is a relatively recent creation. Until the early years of the 20th century the administration and finances of a parish were the legal responsibility of the incumbent and the churchwardens.

The members of congregations had little say in the running of the church except in electing the churchwardens. Parochial Church Councils were first given legal status in 1919. Since then a number of Acts have defined and refined the composition, functions and rights and responsibilities of the PCC.

The PCC is a corporate body, a separate legal entity, and is therefore separate from the members of the PCC. For that reason, changes in the membership of the PCC should not result in any changes to contracts etc. entered into by previous members because it is the PCC, as a legal entity in its own right, which has entered into contracts.

The PCC is a charity by virtue of its objectives, which are basically the advancement of religion and the making of provision for public worship, and the members of the PCC are the trustees of the charity.

PCCs are not, at present, required to register with the Charity Commission as they are classified as excepted charities by virtue of the Charities (Exception from Registration) Regulations 1996. The regulations only remove the requirement to register (and therefore submit accounts and returns to the Charity Commission) but PCCs must comply with all other aspects of charity law.

For more information about what the PCC does and what it is responsible for, please go to: Diocese of Ely Website: