Annual Parochial Church Meeting 2024            

Sunday 14th April, 11:15am

We hold our APCM each year to report on the previous year, and to give people an opportunity to ask questions.  During this meeting, we also elect our churchwardens; members of our Parochial Church Committee (PCC), which is the committee that takes decisions on everything to do with All Saints that isn't the sole responsibility of the vicar; and ASQ's representatives for Deanery Synod, which is the body that has oversight of all the churches in the Harrow Deanery.

Our APCM looking back at the reports from 2022 will take place on Sunday 14th April, after our Sunday morning service has finished, to start at around 11:15am.  

Quite a lot of paperwork goes alongside these meetings, so do take a little time to prepare yourselves if you intend to come along, and especially if you're interested in being more involved in ASQ in any capacity.

We are publishing here our Annual Report.  This contains reports on the last year, including our Statement of Financial Activities,  and our independently audited Accounts.  We hope you find these helpful, but of course if you have any questions, do contact Rev'd Kate or any member of the PCC, they will be happy to help you.

If you are interested in being on the PCC, we've prepared a leaflet setting out what the PCC is for, and how we have agreed to conduct ourselves.  You can have a look at that here.  We ask all PCC members to adhere to these standards of behaviour, so we ask you please to ensure that you can keep to them before you put yourself forwards as a member.  If after reading that you'd like to put yourself forward to be a member of the PCC, you'll need to complete the nomination form for election to the PCC, which includes finding two people on the electoral roll who are willing to nominate you.   

You will only be able to vote or nominate someone else for office if you are on our electoral roll.   If you think you're already on it, please do check it and make sure that your name does appear.  The electoral roll is the list of everybody who thinks of All Saints' Queensbury as "their" church.  You don't have to live in the parish, and you don't have to come every week, but if ASQ is what you think of when you think about coming to church, then we would recommend that you consider joining our electoral roll when it is next revised.  If you're not already on it and would like to take that step, please do get in touch with our Electoral Roll officer.  

The other paperwork we need to draw to your attention is the Notice of the meeting for the election of a Churchwarden, and the Nomination form for election of a Churchwarden.  If you're interested in standing to be churchwarden, Rev'd Kate would be delighted to discuss that with you further.  We know that we are going to have at least one vacancy for Churchwarden from next year, so it would be an ideal chance now to shadow the wardens and get an idea of what's involved so that you could support the community from next year onwards.  

That feels like a lot of documents, but we are a charity and it's right that we are legally accountable to our congregation and our local community, who contribute to helping us meet our costs, and are entitled to know what we're doing.  Do come along to the meeting, and read and hear about what's happening at ASQ, and please do consider where your gifts and skills might be able to support our work here in Queensbury.  Particularly with Rev'd Kate moving to a new parish shortly, we need you more than ever.

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