Saturday 8 October, 11.00 am -4.00 pm

You are warmly invited to attend this year’s hybrid* AGM and programme. (*In person OR online.)

We are very much looking forward to welcoming in person Bishop Christine Hardman, former Bishop of Newcastle, who will be interviewed by Emily Howarth, ordinand

The business meeting runs from 11.00 am-2.00 pm (incl. lunch) followed by the interview with Bishop Christine and a eucharist. For further information, please refer to the Schedule

In addition to the regular business there is one RESOLUTION to be voted on, proposed by the committee. If you have any questions about the Resolution please send these in to the [email protected] at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

This is a significant transition year because Emma Percy, Chair (2016-2022) is standing down along with long-standing committee members, Yvonne Clarke, Michèle Kitto, Michael Smith and Cath Williamson. Jenny Humphreys and Tracey Byrne stepped down earlier in the year.

There are 8 nominees for uncontested vacancies. In the morning, before casting your ballot, you will have the opportunity to greet and put questions to nominees.

Our annual get-togethers offer a mixture of encouragement and challenge as we think about what we have done, what was endured, what may be celebrated this past year, and what we are hoping and praying for.

Interview with The Right Revd Christine Hardman,
former Bishop of Newcastle

Interviewed by
Emily Howarth, ordinand (St Mellitus College) and secretary to Transformations Steering Group.

The church does feel like a different place now and it’s not about women’s rights, it’s about men and women being equally represented in the leadership of the church. We still have much work to do in the church, for example working in diversity in terms of ethnicity. There’s no place for us to sit back and be complacent.

Bishop Christine was made a Deaconess in 1984 and ordained Deacon in 1987. She then served in the diocese of St Albans, before her appointment as vicar of Holy Trinity and Christ the King, Stevenage in 1996. She also worked as rural dean of Stevenage in 1999 and served as archdeacon of Lewisham and Greenwich in the Diocese of Southwark in 2001. Serving on General Synod from 1998, she was involved in the legislation enabling women to become bishops.

This is how the day looks

10.30 am
In-PERSON Registration. Coffee/tea.

10.45 am
ONLINE login via Zoom

11.00 am

1.00 pm
Lunch – 55 min

1.55 pm
Election Results followed by close of AGM

2.00 pm
Interview with Bishop Christine Hardman

3.15 pm
Prayer Service4.00 pm

AGM Documents

Postal Ballots are only for members not attending the AGM

Ballots for those attending the AGM will be distributed on the day

Members cast their own election ballots. Proxies cannot cast an election ballot on your behalf.