APCM Election Results 2019

Church elections

Thank you to all those who attended our APCMs this week. The following were elected to serve our churches:

Churchwardens:
Chadlington – Susan Myatt & Michael Wigley
Spelsbury – Ken Wakefield

PCC Members:
Chadlington: Jean Heath and Cheryl Horsey [one vacancy carried forward]
Ascott: Judith Mitchell [one vacancy carried forward]
Spelsbury: Christopher Galloway, George Bailey, Nick Peto
Enstone: Dawn Briggs  [one vacancy carried forward]

Deanery Synod Representatives:
Ascott: Sarah Tribe
Spelsbury: Andrew Griffiths
Enstone: Rosemary Nixon

We are grateful to them and all existing members who serve in leadership positions within the Benefice.

WAYS OF ATTENDING: pilgrimage & meditation

 

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Meditation, some would say, is the way to wisdom.  Or, as Fr Richard Rohr recently put it in a Lenten Daily Meditation, in wanting ‘to grow towards love, union, salvation, or enlightenment (I use the words almost interchangeably)’ we hope to move ‘from naïveté to wisdom’ (https://cac.org/from-naivete-to-wisdom-2019-03-24/).  John Main, one of the pioneers of a renewed focus on Christian meditation in the twentieth century, compared the ‘path of meditation’ to a pilgrimage, something not unknown to us in our deanery: Continue reading WAYS OF ATTENDING: pilgrimage & meditation

Annual Parochial​ Church Meetings 2019

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Every parish is legally required to hold an Annual Parish Meeting to elect Churchwardens and an Annual Parochial Church Meeting to conduct other parish business, including to elect members to the Parish Church Council; for those members of the PCC to represent the parish on the Deanery Synod; to review the finances and the workings of the parish over the previous calendar year. The meeting can also raise issues for the PCC to consider during the coming year. Continue reading Annual Parochial​ Church Meetings 2019

Serving the villages of Chadlington, Ascott-under-Wychwood, Spelsbury and Enstone