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Begin the year by looking over your
Parish Inspection checklist – to see what needs updating? Inspections are on a 3-year cycle – your Area Dean will know when yours is due or email your Archdeacon’s PA. Update yourself by working through the
Churchwarden Toolkit – there is a really good section near the beginning about what makes a good Churchwarden which +Pete covers. Look out for news of Maintenance Workshops and book yourself on.
Sign up to receive the
weekly Diocesan e-bulletin where you’ll find lots of information. Motivate your Sunday teams for the coming year – have a team-building get-together after the business of Christmas.
Take a look at the Church of England
online Services Register – the digital equivalent of keeping a paper Services Register book. It is available within AChurchNearYou.com. February
Think about succession planning – who might be a good deputy warden to train up to become a Warden?
Church Representation Rules have all you need to know – they are a vital tool for all those involved in parochial, diocesan and national Church governance . The new Rules were completely redrafted so that they are now easier to understand! April
Incoming/Outgoing Warden handover- Use ‘Essential Handover Guide’.
New Churchwardens – check out the
on the website. Churchwardens Toolkit May
Look out for mailing to all Churchwardens from Archdeacons’ Office re: Visitation services and Articles of Enquiry.
There are four Visitation Services to choose from for the Annual Swearing-in of Wardens (every warden must be sworn in following election) –
17 June , 19 June , 24 June and 27 June 2024. Look out for Archdeacons’ News magazine at the venue.
Saturday 15 June 2024 – Conference for those newly-elected to the role of Warden – look out for info on the
e-bulletin. Work on your Articles of Enquiry.
Articles of Enquiry deadline.
Think ahead to
Christmas – begin to plan and prepare. September
Encourage PCC members to book a place on the Diocesan Development Day on 5 October 2024.
Saturday 16 – Don’t miss the th November 2024 Annual Churchwardens’ Conference. Information will be emailed to you. December