Snippets from August and September

Governance Council Meetings


Mission and Strategy:   As it was agreed that we need to concentrate on both mission and strategy, in future we will change the name of our bi-monthly mission meetings to Mission and Strategy meeting.    Our other bi-monthly Business meeting will remain the same.

Donation received:   Governance Council was delighted to receive a donation from St Luke’s Union parish towards the cost of Sage Harris and Elaine Henry attending General Assembly in Christchurch in October.

A Community Fruit and Veg Stall will be set up at the street boundary at Champion Road.   Vivienne Parkes is leading this initiative and she will keep you informed of progress.

Review of Presbytery:    Presbytery is reviewing the way it operates and is seeking input from parishioners.   While the visit from Presbytery occurred on Wednesday 5th September there is still time for parishioners to voice their views.  See Elaine Henry for ways of doing this.



Champion Road Trees:   An arborist has inspected two large trees in the grounds that the Building Team would like to be retained and he has advised both are in good health.

Champion Road Grounds:  If anyone is interested in helping with the maintenance of these please contact Elaine Henry.

Co-ordinator of Birthdays and Celebrations:   It was with regret that we received the resignation of Mary Evers from doing this task.   Mary has carried it out so faithfully over the years and we are very grateful to her for her work.   Our new co-ordinator is Wendy Tolland who will take over shortly.

Finances:   Concern was expressed at the meeting about our rate of giving for our Freewill Offering.   Our October meeting will concentrate on taking a good look at our finances.