Archive for March 2014

Cancelling meetings

Mar 31st, 2014 | By | Category: Ministry

In days as a curate, there was a rule regarding the monthly meeting of our select vestry (the quaint name for the committee that looked after parish buildings and finances); the meeting began at 7.30 pm and could only run beyond 10.30 pm with the consent of the majority of those present. In retrospect, one wonders how a meeting might last three hours, let alone need a vote to be extended. It is hard to now imagine church members  sitting for three hours on hard chairs in a hall while …