Each of the six (including 2 Synod delegates) members
of Parish Council who are selected to serve, will take on responsibility for a specific Area of
Interest. Their role is to function on behalf of the Rector and Wardens for the purposes of, and in
the manner defined, in the descriptions outlined below. In all Areas of Interest, the Council
member responsible will seek the support and assistance of other parishioners in order to fulfil
their mandate. The extent to which this is necessary will depend on the area of interest. It is
necessary for all Council members to liaise on a regular basis with the Rector and/or Wardens in
order to keep them apprised of developments and decision points within their Area of Interest. The
Council members will in most cases serve as the first point of contact for parishioners making
inquiries or suggestions.
To assess on an ongoing basis the maintenance needs of our grounds
and buildings and to recommend priorities in this regard, in order to ensure the upkeep of our
facilities and the overall appearance of our property. Research and investigate the means by which
such maintenance needs can be met most expeditiously and cost effectively. Liaise with various
vendors to provide necessary direction and ensure all work is completed in a satisfactory manner.
To advise the Wardens on the use and form of various types of
communications, both within the Parish, and externally. Review and recommend improvements to
current forms within the Parish including the notice boards, Sunday bulletin and weekly digital
newsletter and identify other opportunities. Consider external advertising options and recommend
enhancements to use of social media and our Parish website.
To coordinate all social activities both in-church, and those involving members of the
broader community. Liaise with organizers to ensure that all necessary logistical and resource
support is provided. Manage the kitchen to ensure that all supplies are on hand and that cleaning
and safety protocols are followed. Suggest new ideas for in-church social activities and estimate
any necessary expenditures.
To liaise with those overseeing each ministry within the Parish, which are designed to
benefit parishioners physically, emotionally and/or spiritually. To ensure that all applicable policies
and protocols are adhered to and to assist with any logistical or administrative issues that impact
the successful functioning of our various ministries. To assess and relay any suggestions or new
ideas that come forward where a particular need is not being met, to the Rector, who is ultimately
responsible for all aspects of worship and pastoral care within the Parish.
To represent the Parish with respect to all initiatives that involve outreach to the
community. This includes our financial support to external groups/organizations to support their
programs/events. Also included are our own programs designed to serve the community. Identify
new opportunities in this regard and develop proposed ideas and associated costs.
To ensure the timely reporting of the financial situation of the Parish to the Wardens,
and through them to Parish Council. To engage in discussion with the Wardens and Rector as to
the financial state and needs of the parish and to keep them apprised as to any financial concerns.
To advise the Wardens on expenditure and budgeting issues.