An Invitation to…


THE ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH ‘VIRTUAL’ MEETINGS
Birdham and Itchenor Thursday 1st October 2020 @ 7.30pm
Live Link : Birdham and Itchenor APCM
West Wittering Thursday 22nd October 2020 @ 6pm
Live Link : West Wittering APCM

The annual parochial church meeting is always an important event in the life of any church. It also requires a huge amount of work from many people and is rightly a demanding meeting at which we account together for the life of church we share together. Significantly, it is at this meeting that Church wardens may be elected along with representatives of the parochial council. We, like many other parish churches, continue to struggle to fill all our vacancies. If you would like to consider this role, please do contact me so that we can talk about all that is expected.

This year it will be particularly demanding as we meet via the virtual medium of Zoom. However, I am confident that through our excellent PCC secretaries, together with other church officers, we will still be able to have a meaningful meeting.

As I am sure you can appreciate, this year’s meeting will be more limited than in previous years and there are things that we can all do to ensure the meeting can be held and managed as effectively as the present circumstances allow.

Please read carefully the guidance from the Birdham and Itchenor PCC secretary (WW guidance will follow in the next few weeks).

Those unable to join via zoom may attend via phone. Contact the Rector for details of this.

Elections will take place during the meeting for churchwardens, deanery synod representatives (5 vacancies) and lay representatives to the PCC (8 vacancies for Birdham, 4 vacancies for Itchenor). Anyone wishing to nominate themselves for any of these positions please contact the PCC secretary, Lois Smith loissmith1859@gmail.com

The agenda and reports for the meeting will be available on the Harbour Churches website http://www.chichesterharbourchurches.org and in both churches.

Due to the limitations of holding a virtual meeting all questions relating to the published reports should be submitted to the Rector jonathanswindellsrector@gmail.com 72 hours in advance of the meeting.

Thank you for your understanding and support in this – and trusting to your prayers

Jonathan
RECTOR

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