The body which, along with the Rector, has responsibility for running all aspects of congregational life is the Vestry. The Vestry is responsible not only for the fixtures and fittings and finances, but also for the mission and ministry of the congregation and our ongoing vision. They also act as Trustees for the church as a charity.
The Vestry is made up of up to 13 voting members.
Six members (V) who are elected at the AGM to serve for a period of three years. Plus an additional seven members ex officio (X) but one person may hold more than one of these offices.
The ex officio posts are the Rector, the Secretary and Treasurer (who are elected by the Vestry), the Rector’s Warden (appointed each year at the AGM by the Rector), the People’s Warden and the Lay Representative (both elected each year at the AGM by the congregation). An Alternate Lay Rep also accompanies the Lay Rep to Area Council, a collection of Episcopal churches in our local area (Fife Cluster). They can then be nominated to Diosecan Synod and then from there representatives are sent to the Provincial Synod.
Additional Roles are also allocated to either Vestry Members (V) or Non Voting Members (NVM) who are invited to vestry meetings. These include but are not limited to Young Church Rep, Youth Fellowship Rep, Property & Maintenance Coordinator, PVG Coordinator and Administrator. Curates or members of the ministry team may also be invited as Non Voting Members (NVM).
For more information on how the Vestry operates head to our Provincial Website.
|X1||Rector||The Very Revd Kenny Rathband|
|X2||Rector’s Warden||David Dean|
|X3||People’s Warden||Linda Sherwood|
|X6||Lay Rep||Linda Brownlie|
|X7||Alt. Lay Rep||Richard Peat|
|V1||Young Church||Elaine Cromwell|
|V2||Youth Fellowship||Post no longer being considered for election|
|V3||Property & Maintenance||Jack Wardell|
|V4||Vestry Member||Eve Gilchrist|
|V5||Vestry Member||Malcolm Gosling|
|V6||Vestry Member||Post no longer being considered for election|
(Non Voting Member)
(Non Voting Member)