The Saint Paul’s AGM took place on
Sunday 2nd April 2017 at 11:30
for a copy of the Agenda, Minutes, Report and Accounts
for the year ending 31 December 2016 please click on
Report from AGM meeting 2017
Members of the Church Council, from left to right:
Samantha Stirling, Mary de Vachon, Ben Rolfe, Stephen Kenyon-Slade,
Rupert Katritzky, Tim Humphreys, Frank Megginson, Father Walter,
Philippa Casey and Brian Fenwick-Smith.
Not pictured, members unable to attend the AGM:
Dani Carew, Jane Roffe, Chris Sladden and Tom Turrell.
The AGM was pleased to return all of the members of our Church Council
for another year of leadership at Saint Paul’s.
Ben Rolfe was appointed to serve as our Treasurer with
Brian Fenwick-Smith staying on as a member of the council.
Dani Carew, Samantha Stirling and Mary de Vachon were elected to
serve as our Delegates to the Archdeaconry Synod for 3 years beginning in June 2017.
The Saint Paul’s Association President, Frank Megginson, closed the meeting
with an expression of gratitude to Father Walter who will retire in July.
Father Walter responded offering thanks for the many in our community
who give so generously of time and resources for the mission of our church,
and who have earned for Saint Paul’s a truly merited reputation as a warm,
welcoming and effective community of Christians.
Brian Fenwick-Smith: job well done
Standing down as the Honorary Treasurer at the church AGM,
after a three year term in that office,
Mr Brian Fenwick-Smith was praised for the progress made over the
time he has been responsible for our church finances.
We all owe a great debt of gratitude to Brian for the tremendous effort he
made over the past three years to standardise and simplify our financial reports;
to consolidate and streamline our banking procedures;
to keep proper records of cash receipts and payments;
and to legally declare the work of all our employees.
Brian is particularly pleased to have found funding for the church choir and,
indeed, how much do we all appreciate the arrival of Drew Hopkins as lead chorister
thanks to the very generous donation that established the choir fund two years ago.
He was also pleased to report to the members of our church,
that the funding is now entirely in place for the Library Lift
which will be installed over the summer.
In Brian’s 3 years as our Treasurer, we saw our savings
grow 19% to a total reported at the end of 2016 of over € 2.2 million.
Thanks to Brian’s leadership we have also seen the development
of the Charitable Donations Committee,
reflecting our commitment as a church to direct approximately
10% of our annual income beyond Saint Paul’s to respond
concretely to the needs of our region and our world.
So much has been accomplished in just three years and, Brian notes,
“all achieved in very constructive and friendly council meetings!”
Well done Brian: we are all very grateful to you for all you have done for us as our Treasurer.
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