Annual Meeting of Parishioners
ANNUAL MEETING OF PARISHIONERS, SUNDAY 25 JUNE 2017
The Annual Meeting of Parishioners will take place on Sunday 25 June 2017. There will be a Eucharist at 9.00am, followed by a brief meeting to receive the budget and elect office-bearers. Annual Meetings are governed by The Parish Governance Statute 2016. You can read all about Annual Meetings in the Diocese of Perth here.
All forms may be collected and submitted at the ANNUAL MEETING TABLE located inside the door to the Parish Centre.
■ To read reports from individuals and organisations, the accounts for 2016/17, and the draft budget for 2016-17 click here.
■ The Rector’s Report is delivered as the Sermon. It will be available to read following the meeting.
To be eligible to vote at the Annual Meeting, you must be an enrolled member. The enrolment form may be found here
At the Annual Meeting on 14 June, we will be electing office-bearers. Please consider if God is calling you to stand for one of the following positions:
Primarily, Wardens are responsible for the physical property of the Worshipping Community. In our case, this includes the Church building, Parish Centre, lych gate, Rectory and grounds. Two are elected by the Annual Meeting and and one is appointed by the Rector.
Church Council is the administrative body of the Worshipping Community. It consists of the Wardens, plus 4, 8 or 12 members. The Annual Meeting elects three-quarters of the Councillors, and the Rector appoints one quarter. Each Councillor takes on a portfolio of responsibility such as Archives, Communications, Finance, Communications, Risk Management, Secretary and so on.
Nominators of Clergy
If the position of Rector falls vacant, the four Nominators (one of whom is a Warden) work with four Diocesan Nominators, the Archdeacon and the Area Bishop. They undertake a search and recommend a suitable person for the Archbishop to appoint. It is not anticipated that the Nominators will be required to work in the coming year, however they must always be ready and willing to do so.
Nominations must be submitted by Sunday 25 June. Please nominate using this form. Forms are also available from the ANNUAL MEETING TABLE.
If you have any questions about the budget, please contact Treasurer James Saunders or Assistant Treasurer Jill Mackenzie. Their details are in the parish directory.
Church Council has not identified any matters requiring a vote by the congregation. However, enrolled members may move a motion provided ‘…nothing may be done by a Meeting of Enrolled Members that interferes with the authority of the Archbishop, the rights of the Trustees, the proper functions of the Rector, or the powers of the Council’. Notice of motions must be received by Sunday 12 June 2016 and may be emailed to stcuthberts[at]bigpond.com