That sounds about as exciting as a sponsored reading from the Telephone Directory. But it’s really important.
We had a second ‘go’ at it on Saturday – Vestries from St Paul’s, Kinross, and St Andrews, St Andrews with their clergy. It wouldn’t be the same to have just a few members from a number of Vestries. We have been trying to get Rector with the entire Vestry. And two together because they learn more from each other than from us.
What’s the point?
We are trying to move as a church – so that means leadership and decisions which probably wouldn’t have arisen in previous generations. So we work on relationships – take a look at Canon 60 which describes the relationship between Rector and Vestry – and explore how decisions are made and how it all works. And then we do a bit on governance
It gives me constant flashbacks to the 19 years when I chaired Seagoe Vestry. But everything moves on!