Records of our meetings and decisions


The Anglican Parish of South Wairarapa

Annual General Meeting

4pm Sunday 29th March 2015

St John’s Hall Fox Street Featherston

 The Purpose of the AGM :

  • To review the spiritual life and management of the parish.
  • To enable the business of the parish to be carried out through the democratic election of officers.


  1. Apologies
  2. Approval of Minutes AGM 2014
  3. Matters Arising
  4. Warden’s Report: Anne Firmin & Bob Reed
  5. Overseas Mission Report: Rev Glenys Hansen
  6. Property Report: Malcolm Milne
  7. Vicar’s Report: Archdeacon May Croft
  8. Financial Report: Colin Carruthers, Peter Croft
  9. Election to Parish Office:             Peoples Warden

                  Vestry Members (Max of 10)

                  Accounts Reviewer

  1. Appointment of Vicar’s Warden
  2. General Business
  3. Closing Prayer

 The Role of Vestry (from the Diocesan Canon)

The Governance Body:

  • The Vestry is the governance body for the church.
  • To enable the Vestry to discern the will of God for the parish, the foundation of its work is corporate prayer, reading the scriptures, and reflection.

 Primary Calling of Vestry:

The primary calling of the vestry is to –

  • Promote the worship of Almighty God; and
  • Provide all things that are necessary for the ordering of public worship; and
  • Discern, articulate and be committed to the mission and vision of the parish; and
  • Foster the spiritual growth and wellbeing of the parishioners; and
  • Lead parish congregational change where this is appropriate; and
  • Observe best practice in its governance of the parish.

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