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The annual vestry meeting will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at
10am via ZOOM. Per our diocesan COVID Communique 36 and in keeping
with public health directives, no in-person vestry meetings are permitted
until further notice. This means our annual vestry meeting (and any special
vestry meetings) will be held via video-conferencing. Zoom allows for
participation by phone for those who do not have access to the internet.
Because this is a new way of meeting as a vestry, and this past year has
been exceptional, this year’s annual vestry meeting will involve only that
business that our diocesan Canons, By-laws and Regulations require:
 Election of at least the People’s Warden and Deputy People’s Warden
 Election of lay-delegates to Synod
 Election of members to Parish Council
 Distribution and reception of reports: Incumbent’s (charge to vestry);
financial statements for preceding fiscal year (2020); budget for
current fiscal year (2021); reports of parish organizations.
Parish groups are asked to have their reports into the parish office by noon,
preferably electronically, on Friday, February 12 at the latest. Copies of
the vestry report will be made available electronically prior to the vestry
meeting and by hard copy on request.
If you are interested in letting your name stand for election for office, please
contact Karen Bryan or Paul Howard by Friday, February 19.
Members of vestry and those permitted to hold office in the Parish of St.
John the Evangelist, Smiths Falls must be able to make this declaration:
I solemnly declare that: I am a member of this
congregation of the Anglican Church of Canada; I am
of the full age of sixteen years; I am a regular
worshiper with this congregation; I do not intend to
vote as a member of any other Vestry in the election of
Church Wardens or of Members of Synod during the
ensuing year, and I am a supporter of this
congregation by regular contributions to its
Pre-registration will be required. More information will be made available
soon, and there will be an “introduction to Zoom” session for those who are
interested prior to the vestry meeting.