Every parish in the Church of England usually appoints 2 people to act as churchwarden. They are elected to their office at the meeting of the parishioners at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting. As churchwardens, they act as Bishop’s officers and are admitted by a Bishop or Archdeacon at the annual visitation which takes place in the Deanery. A good churchwarden is invaluable as they work alongside the Incumbent and represent the lay members of the church, and work with others to ensure that the building and fabric of the church is maintained well for worship and mission.