date of the Annual General Meeting is still to be confirmed. The
Vestry are considering whether this will be held over zoom or
in the church building. Once confirmed, we will communicate this
on the website at stjohnswick.org.uk, through email and by telephone.
Changes to Constitution
members of St Johns should by now have received a letter regarding
consultation on changes to the constitution. I have had one response
to the consultation, which was positive. If you have not received
a letter then please let me know.
a reminder, the Constitution for St Johns does not specifically
make mention of the procedures for virtual meetings, and requires
to be amended. Following a decision at Synod we also need to amend
the age of constituent members from not less than eighteen years
to not less than sixteen years. It makes sense to make both these
changes at the same time.
Special Meeting will be held for members to vote on the proposed
is still necessary to book a place for each service. If you are
on the rota to do a reading or intercessions, you are automatically
added to the list for that Sunday. The latest update from the
Advisory Group suggests that congregational singing will be allowed
once we are at Level 1. The Highlands are currently at Level 2.
Sub Committee are delighted to announce that we have been awarded
a grant of £15,000 from the Highland Coastal Communities Fund.
We have also been awarded £3,000 from the All Churches Trust.
Decisions are awaited from the National Churches Trust and the
Landtrust Landfill Fund.
we are now much closer to our funding target, the Sub Committee
have instructed the architect, Neil McDonald, to carry out further
contact Norbloc, the builder, for an updated project cost, as
the tender is now over 18 months old. We need to be fully funded
before the project begins, as we cannot take any risks with
submit an application for a building warrant to Highland Council.
This will cost £626.
instruct a Structural Survey - this is required for the building
warrant. Fairhurst Engineering have been instructed, and they
have kept their fee at 2019 prices which is good news for us.
This will cost £595 + VAT.
progress matters with Scottish Water regarding the sewage connection
permission has been extended to 21 March 2022.