Burton Hastings Parochial Church Council (PCC) is the governing body of this church. It comprises the Churchwardens, the Treasurer, the Secretary and the Incumbent (Vicar assigned to the Parish).
The governing documents of all PCCs are the Parochial Church Councils (Powers) Measure 1956 and the Church Representation Rules. For more information, please see Parish Resources Governing Documents.
Who owns this church?
"Legally, ownership of a church is generally vested in the incumbent and held on trust by the PCC for the parishioners."
Excepted charity; No charity number.
Church of England churches are often asked to prove their charitable status by providing a registered charity number. As many of them are not registered with the Charity Commission and therefore do not have registered charity numbers, this can easily create confusion about their legal status. The answer is that, even when they are not registered, the governing body (the Parochial Church Council) of any Church of England church is a legally recognised charity.
Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) with gross income below £100,000 are all excepted charities. Being an excepted charity just means the charity doesn't have to register or submit annual returns. Apart from that, they are regulated just like registered charities and the Charity Commission can use any of its powers in relation to the charity if it needs to. For independent verification of this, please see the explanatory page of the Charity Commission's website.