Annual Church FAMILY Meeting 2021

Please find below all the information from our APCM held on Zoom on 24th May 2021

Church of England rules now allow Annual Meetings to be held any time up to 31st May (previously the deadline was 30th April).  As it was not possible under COVID restrictions to allow every member of the Electoral Roll to attend the meeting in person, the 2021 meeting was held on Zoom.  A peak of 72 Zoom screens were present.

Minutes of last year’s meetings

The Minutes of the meeting held in 2020 were approved by the meeting.  They can be viewed here.

Electoral Roll
The Electoral Roll of the parish – of which people must be members to stand for or vote in our church leadership elections – was reviewed over the period from 18th April to 9th May 2021.  At the 2020 Annual Meeting there were 363 members of the Electoral Roll.  During the year 22 names were added to the roll and 5 names removed.  Therefore, at the 2021 Annual Meeting the Roll stood at 380.

We strongly encourage members of the church family who are not yet on the Electoral Roll to register, and this can be done by collecting a form at the InfoHub or online here

Election of Church Wardens
Catherine Simmonds was nominated by Lisa Sankey and Jonny Hendry.  Graham Stuart was nominated by Jonny Hendry and Paik Sun Green.  They were elected to serve as Church Wardens for the coming year. 
Elections to the PCC 
There was 1 place available for election at the meeting.  1 person was elected as follows:
Nomination Proposer Seconder
David Newton Catherine Simmonds  Rachel Ambler

Elections to the Deanery Synod

Deanery Synod elections are held every three years for a three year term (2020-2023).  There were 3 vacancies available for election at the meeting.  1 person was elected as follows:

Nomination Proposer Seconder
Anna Wright     Alex Creavin Mike Innes

Anna joins Cluff Noon and Sara Wadsworth as our Deanery Synod representatives. 

Finance Report
David Newton, PCC Treasurer, and Mark Parsons, Operations Manager, presented the Finance Report on behalf of the Finance Team.  The presentation can be seen here...

The PCC's Annual Report and Accounts for 2020, which were circulated prior to the meeting, are available here.

You can read more about our approach to giving here.
Paul's Address

The audio recording of the Paul's address from the meeting can be heard here...

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