It doesn’t sound very exciting, but change is afoot and we would love for the communities of Coniston and Torver to jump on board.
The Annual General Meeting for the ecclesiastical parish of Coniston & Torver will take place on Thursday 7 April, 7 p.m., at St. Andrew’s Church.
The electoral rolls of Torver and Coniston have been combined into a new roll. This is currently posted on the notice board of St. Andrew’s Church.
On this occasion, because the date was moved forward and very few people on the PCC were informed, let alone the parishioners, we are accepting additions to the electoral roll for individuals living in Coniston or Torver up to day of the meeting. If you are not currently on the combined roll, there are ER application forms at the back of St. Andrew’s church.
We would love to welcome you to membership in the CofE faith community of Coniston and Torver!
Effective 20 January, 2013, the Parish of St. Andrew’s Coniston, gives notice:
Under Church Representation Rules a new Church Electoral Roll is being prepared.
All persons who wish to have their names entered on the new Roll, whether their names are entered on the present Roll or not, ae requested to apply for enrolment not later than 3rd of March 2013.
The new Roll will come into operation on 3rd March 2013 and shall be published for not less than 14 days.
Under the Church Representation Rules, any persons are entitled to have their names entered on the roll if they_
(i) are baptised and aged 16 or over;
(ii) have signed a form of application for enrolment; and either
(iii) are members of the Church of England or of any Church in communion with the Church of England being resident in the parish or (not being resident in the parish) having habitually attended public worship in the parish during the six months prior to the application for enrolment;
(iv) are members in good standing of a Church (not in communion with the Church of England) which subscribes to the doctrine of the Holy Trinity declaring themselves also to be members of the Churh of England and having habitually attended public worship in the parish during the period of six months prior to enrolment.
Forms of application for enrolment can be obtained from the undersigned. In order to be entitled to attend the annual parochial church meeting and to take part in its proceedings, forms of application for enrolment must be returned by the earlier of the dates shown above.
Any error discovered in the roll should at once be reported to the Church Electoral Roll Officer, P. Hull LA21 8AD
St Luke’s would like to prepare the lovely old church ready for the winter months including Harvest & Christmas Services. If you can spare an hour or two from 10.30 am on Sunday 16th September it would be greatly appreciated.
We need help with the following jobs:-
1. Concreting materials supplied (muscles needed for this)
2. Grounds tidying and planting
3. Woodwork filling and painting (need ladders)
4. Pews Dusting and polishing
5. Window Cleaning.
Please bring Marigold gloves and come and have fun, friendship and yummy soup.
Please Contact Linda on 015394 41777 or Marie on 015394 41634
On Wednesday evening, 2 April at 7 p.m., a meeting to discuss changes proposed for removing the pews was held at St. Andrew’s church.
Information is available from some outside sources on this issue. Read History of Pews which is from www.churchantiques.com .
A recent article on the controversy was published by The Guardian and can be read at Pew Controversy.
What is your vision for St. Andrew’s Church? What would Christ say? How can we use the resources we have “To encourage people to meet, and then follow Jesus?”