APCM 2020

Updated: Oct 21, 2020

How many times have we heard the word ‘unprecedented’ in relation to the pandemic? Well, this is another example of an unprecedented occasion in our church family life. Whether we are very familiar with the traditional way of the parish church conducting its business or you are new to church life, this years’ APCM looked and felt very different, as with everything else saw our patience and grace as we seek to navigate the restrictions well for the honour of God and the progress of faith in our community.

This format of meeting is normally part of the April cycle in church life but was understandably postponed because of the pandemic. The APCM was held on Sunday 18th October 2020 at 1130 in St Peter's Church and on-line via Zoom, as it will not be possible given government restrictions on numbers and social distancing, for us all to meet physically. Special arrangements have therefore been agreed with the Registrar so that those unable to attend in person can do so and vote on-line. We trust that you will understand that priority will be given in terms of those physically attending to those unable to participate online and officeholders who need to be present to facilitate the meeting. Remaining spaces were allocated on a first-come, first-served basis via our Eventbrite links with over 60-gathered. Booking in for 1030 worship, pausing at 1120, and beginning our APCM business at 1130 in-person at St Peter's.

Here are details of those who declared their willingness to serve:-

Warden elections: two places, Sue Haward proposed by David Pearson and seconded by Paul Wiggins. John Wigginton proposed by Kevin Wren and seconded by Paul Wiggins.

Deanery elections: three places, Julie Douglas proposed by David Pearson and seconded by Sue Harward. David Pearson proposed by Paul Wiggins and seconded by John Wiggington: with one further vacancy.

PCC elections: four places, Martin Andrews proposed by John Wiggington and seconded by Ian Carpenter. Andy Birmingham proposed by David Pearson and seconded by Paul Wiggins. Rob Boswell proposed by Barbara Ball and seconded by Anna Culliford. Karen Ledger proposed by Angela Chapman and seconded by David Pearson.

All eight candidates have now been duly elected.

We are thankful for God's work in our shared St Paul’s and St Peter’s in our continued life and witness. If you have any queries or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact our Vicar, Johnny Douglas vicarjohnny@gmail.com or by phone: 077990 72845 for printed sets of papers, or the PCC Secretary, David Pearson on pccsecretary@stph.org.uk or 07836 376803.

Here are the linked resources to support this aspect of our church life:-

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At St Peter’s Hextable and St Paul’s Swanley Village we take safeguarding very seriously and the PCC has adopted the House of Bishops Parish Safeguarding Handbook, Promoting a safer church, which can be viewed here Further safeguarding documents can be found on the Rochester Diocese safeguarding website Safeguarding children, young people and adults experiencing, or at risk of abuse or neglect is the responsibility of us all whether they are in the communities in which        we live or part of our Christian family.


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