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Whitton Benefice AGM 2013 dates

The Annual General Meetings of each Parish Church in the Whitton Benefice take place each year before the end of April.

The dates of the meetings for the parishes of this Benefice are as follows:

  • Aldbourne – Monday 4th March at 7:30pm
  • Baydon – Thursday 11th April at 7:30pm
  • Chilton Foliat – Wednesday 6th March at 7:00pm
  • Froxfield – Monday 8th April at 7:30pm
  • Ramsbury with Axford – Tuesday 19th March at 7:30pm

Each AGM is a two-stage process. The first meeting is the Annual Meeting of Parishioners (sometimes called the ‘Vestry Meeting’) for the election of churchwardens. Any resident of the Parish is entitled both to attend and to vote, whether or not their name is on the church’s Electoral Roll.

The second meeting is the Annual Parochial Church Meeting at which the principal business is the election of representatives of the laity to the Marlborough Deanery Synod (every three years), the Parochial Church Council and the Whitton Team Council; to receive the churchwardens’ report on the state of the church building and contents; and to receive the Treasurer’s report.

Again, any resident of the Parish is entitled to attend, but only those whose names are on the church’s Electoral Roll are entitled to vote in the election of Deanery Synod members, PCC members or Team Councillors, or on any propositions laid before the meeting.

It is important for your Parish Church to have the support of the community, and for you to have the opportunity to express your views about the way in which it works. Please come along to the Annual Meetings and play your part in the life of your local Church.

Posted by: RB on 26th January 2013