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Congregational Meeting 19th February 2023

At a joint St John’s Pastorate and Steering Group meeting on Sunday 15th January, this church leadership decided to proceed with the election of a fully-fledged Pastorate to: move us beyond current interim pastorate member status; and to set up the Search Team to identify a permanent Associate Rector (AR) for St John’s Church.

Notice is hereby given of a St John’s Church Meeting on Sunday 19th February 2023 after our 9.30am service to elect members to these positions. The Parish Rector, Reverend Doug Kirkpatrick, will chair the meeting and oversee the elections.

We will elect two Church Wardens, one Parish Warden, and four members of Pastorate. We will also elect three members of the congregation (not on Pastorate) to serve on the AR search team when duly constituted.

We hereby call for nominations for these positions to be submitted to Sharon at the Church Office by 12.00 noon on Friday 10th February 2023 at which time nominations will close. Pastorate nominees must be members of our congregation who are willing to serve for a term of three years. Pastorate nominees must be asked beforehand if they are willing to serve. Each nomination must be seconded by a member of the congregation and signed by the nominee themselves. Signed forms can submitted to Sharon as a hard copy or by email. You can download the Nomination Form here.

The list of nominees will be available to view at the morning services on Sunday 12th February. Please do everything in your power to be present for the election on the 19th, but if you can not be present you will be able to vote in person in the office from the 20th - 24th (9am – 1pm).

We wish to thank our current pastorate members:

  • Elected member: Samantha Adams

  • Interim members: Charles Matthews, Wendy Venkatiah, Martin Ssenteza, Selwyn Barnes, Graham Bresick, Linda Brown

Please consider the following scripture as you consider your nominations:

In the same way, deacons are to be worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain. They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience. They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons. 1 Timothy 3: 8-10

Thank you for participating in this important process.

The St John's Pastorate & The Steering Group

The Church Office



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