The church’s annual meeting will be held in the parish church on Sunday 28th April immediately after the 10 am service, so it should start soon after 11 am.
This meeting is an important part of the life of the church: we elect our lay leaders, receive accounts and reports, there is a chance to raise issues face to face with the Vicar and the PCC and there is the opportunity to discuss matters of concern. However the meeting cannot make decisions binding on the PCC. Technically there are two meetings, the Vestry Meeting when the churchwardens are elected and the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM for short) when the rest of the business is conducted.
The APCM will elect four members to the Parochial Church Council and sidesmen: volunteers and nominations will be welcome. There will be nomination forms in the church but if you are interested I will be pleased to speak to you or supply nomination forms. To hold any church office you would have to satisfy a number of conditions and the main one is being on the church electoral roll.
Anyone on the register of local government electors for the parish or on the church electoral roll can attend and vote for churchwardens at the Vestry Meeting. Only those on the church electoral roll can attend and vote at the APCM. We are currently compiling a new church roll so if you would like to have your name put on it please contact Julie Aspinall whose contact details are on the inside front cover – applications must be received by the 7th April.
If you would like a copy of the agenda, accounts and other papers they will be available in the church in the days before the meeting and at the meeting. Also, you can obtain a copy from:
Andrew Moffat (PCC Secretary) – (01474) 822280 – email@example.com
Three Elms, Woodlands Lane, Shorne, Gravesend, DA12 3HH