Church of England Diocese of Birmingham St. Faith and St. Laurence, Harborne

Annual Meetings New content

updated 15th October 2020

The Annual meetings of the Church (The Annual Meeting of Parishioners and the Annual Parochial Church Meeting) were to take place on April 28th this year and obviously could not due to the initial phases of the COVID crisis.

The Annual Meeting of Parishioners is a meeting which can be attended by anyone who lives in the parish and elects the Churchwardens

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting Looks at the Annual report and Accounts and elects people to the PCC and Deanery Synod. It is also an opportunity for questions. It can only be attended by those on the electoral roll.

Under current regulations these meeting must take place by the end of October. Accordingly, the PCC has agreed to hold these meetings on 27th October at 7.30 and 7.45pm (They have to be scheduled as two different meetings) There is no good solution to how these meetings take place and we have agreed the least bad is to meet over zoom but to provide opportunities for those who cannot access the internet to do so in other ways. These could include, but not be restricted to, visiting another house to join zoom (if that is allowed under regulations), to dial in to the zoom meetings via telephone, or to put questions in beforehand which will be answered both at the meeting and via written answer. Given rapidly changing rules and regulations we will have to go with whatever rules are in place at the time of the meetings. Anyone wanting to find a way to access the meeting please do contact Priscilla 07896 935798

The Annual Report and Accounts are now available. They will be emailed out via the normal email, but can also be found below. Warning this is a very large file

<span style="font-size: 1rem;">We are very aware that this is not perfect, but neither would be a meeting where we were all physically present, and attempts at hybrid meetings are incredibly complex.</span>

Notices will appear on the church door and we will keep people informed via electronic means and ordinary post where appropriate. 

APCM_2020_report_and_Accounts, PDF