We are looking for a New Churchwarden at St Agnes. Neil Crook has now been Churchwarden for the maximum term he is able to under Church of England guidance.
The role is both fulfilling and can be challenging. However, you will have the support of some very experienced people. The continuing Deputy Churchwarden, Philip Hibbert will help guide and support with his abundance of knowledge and understanding of the role. Neil Crook will also be available for any help needed moving forward. You would have the support of both Edith and of course, Ruth and David along with your fellow Parochial Church Council (PCC) members.
There is an official Job Description for the role of Churchwarden (just ask Neil or Philip if you want to read this), however here is an overview of some of the things you would be involved in:
- to 'solemnly and sincerely declare that you will faithfully and diligently perform the duties of your office'.
- an officer of the Diocesan Bishop and support and co-operate with Edith to help encourage parishioners and help administrate across the Parish
- maintain order and decency in the church and churchyard
- you would be a key holder for St Agnes
- would be a member of the Parochial Church Council (PCC)
- promote the mission of the church
- at times you may be needed to prepare the church for divine service
- organise rotas for Intercessions and Readings
- be available for meetings on a regular basis (normally evenings) both within the Parish and with other external persons
- help co-ordinate any remedial work on the church building
- be approachable, personal and offer confidentiality when appropriate
Obviously this list could go on and I have no doubt important points may have been missed. However, if you feel this is something you may like to offer yourself forward for and would find this both fulfilling and challenging then please speak to either Neil, Philip, Edith or a member of the Clergy who will be more than happy to chat with you.
We need to have a new Churchwarden in place by the APCM (Annual Meeting) in April 2015.