A Warm Welcome in Monteton for Annual General Meeting
51 of us made our way to Monteton for the Chaplaincy AGM on Saturday 8th April where we appreciated a warm welcome with a cup of coffee and biscuits. The first meeting our Chaplain Tony chaired as we all considered the life of our Chaplaincy over the last year.
The Chaplain commented on the reports, which reflected both the challenges faced during the past year as well as the highlights. The need for more people to actively support their churches was highlighted. It was great to see a slideshow of services and events from around the Chaplaincy which Amy and Charlotte had compiled.
Looking forward, the Chaplain stated that it is his ambition to grow the Chaplaincy in depth rather than breadth – we are quite big enough already. There is a lot of work that we can, should and will do to grow together as Christ’s body in this area. The financial situation is being well monitored by Stephen Tipton, our Treasurer, but there are concerns for this year as we could easily be in a deficit situation.
After the ChapAid EGM and AGM we enjoyed a wonderful lunch before the service in Monteton church where David and Janis were sworn in. It’s always a great opportunity to meet friends and make friends from around the Chaplaincy. Many thanks to Monteton for organising an excellent day.