BISHOPS LYDEARD ANNUAL PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING (APCM)
The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held in St. Mary’s Church at 7.00pm on the 28th day of September 2020.
For election of parochial representatives of the laity as follows:
• To the Deanery Synod – 2 representatives.
• To the Parochial Church Council up to 9 representatives.
• For the appointment of the Independent Examiner or Auditor.|
For the consideration of:
a) a report on changes to the Roll since the last annual parochial church meeting
b) an Annual Report on the proceedings of the parochial church council and the activities of the parish generally;
c) the financial statements of the council for the year ending on the 31st December 2019;
d) the annual report on the fabric, goods and ornaments of the church or churches of the parish;
e) a report of the proceedings of the deanery synod; and
f) other matters of parochial or general Church interest.
Signed Revd. Mark Hurley
Minister of the parish
REVD. MARK HURLEY LICENSED AS PRIEST-IN-CHARGE
We are delighted to announce that Revd. Mark Hurley has been licensed as Priest-in-Charge of the Benefice of Bishops Lydeard with Lydeard St. Lawrence, Bagborough, Combe Florey and Cothelstone. The licensing service, which was carried out by Rt Revd. Peter Hancock, Bishop of Bath and Wells, took place via Zoom. We warmly welcome Mark and Barbara to our beautiful Benefice and pray that they will find joy, peace and fulfillment in their new home and ministry.
A formal celebration in church will take place when Covid 19 restrictions are relaxed sufficiently to permit this, at which time Mark will become Rector of the Benefice. Meanwhile, he will be known as Priest-in-Charge. The order of service for the licensing ceremony may be found here.