31st March 2019

It was excellent to see such a good gathering (around fifty) at our Annual Vestry Meeting last Sunday.  I reported on the flourish of new ministry taking place (such as new Bible study groups and Kids’ Club) and our new staff members in Kat and Stephanie.  The wardens reminded us of continued work on our buildings and grounds (including air conditioning the Parish Room).  Financially, while we ran a significant surplus last year, our budget this year shows the church running a slight deficit due to our now having a full complement of staff and the planned upgrade of the Childcare Centre Playground.  To read more, you can find the papers here: 2019 Vestry Meeting Papers.

Following the meeting our office holders are:

Wardens: Alan Clark (Rector’s), Diane Hill, Philippa Skuja (People’s)

Parish Councillors: Crispin Arnall, Vjera Arnall, Tracey Bates, Karen Calayag, Jacqui Guy, Robert Kaziro, Glenn Lockwood

Parish Nominators: Christine Alexander, Alan Clark, Diane Hill, Karyn Lai, Justin Playfair

Synod Representatives: Karen Calayag, Doug George

Pam Brissett and Karyn Lai retired from Parish Council and were warmly thanked by the meeting for their service.

I am thankful to God for everyone’s willingness to serve, and looking forward to working prayerfully with all of these dedicated people toward our goal of “filling the church!”

In brief:

  • Sculpture dedication (11.15 am) and Choral Evensong (4.30 pm) are both on today!
  • You can pick up the second volume of our Lent notes (on 1 Peter 5 and 2 Peter) if you did not receive it last week.
  • Please take a bundle of Easter flyers to deliver if you can.
  • Maundy Thursday Dinner and Communion, a great all ages event, is on 18th April, 6.00 pm.