In February-March each year, churches across the Diocese hold their Annual General Meetings (AGMs) at which they, amongst other things, elect people to fill certain roles for the year ahead. Below are a number of resources parishes will need for their AGM, including the information which must be completed online and submitted to the Diocese.
NOTE: New Synod Representatives need to be elected at your 2023 AGM.
Information for parishes regarding 2023 AGMs
Letter from the Diocesan Registrar (for Schedule 1 Parishes)
Letter from the Diocesan Registrar (for Schedule 2 Parishes)
The majority of parishes operate under Schedule 1 of the Parish Administration Ordinance 2008 (a parish administered by its church or church/es). A list of parishes that operate under Schedule 2 (a parish administered as a whole) is available here.
If there are any vacancies throughout the year, please advise the Diocesan Registry initially by email.
Resources for nominees
Resources for the AGM
2023 AGM checklist
Attendance declaration template
Declarations for elected/appointed individuals
Parish Financial Statements Circular
This year the link for submitting AGM returns will be found under the Surveys and Forms tab within your Parish Portal (login required).
For further, more detailed information and rules regarding general meetings of parishioners, click here.