As permitted by the Bishop due to the Covis-19 restrictions, the date for the Annual Parochial Church Meeting for 2020 was delayed until October. I had hoped that we might be in a position by then to gather together for this, but in light of the restrictions in meeting and the continuing risk of infection, the Stour Downs APCM on Monday 12th October at 7pm will have to be a “virtual” meeting, taking place on Zoom.
I am aware that some people do not have access to the technology to join in with this, so the conference call phone system used on a Sunday morning to hear services live in church can be used to hear the meeting. However, it will be difficult to manage callers on the phone being able to contribute to the meeting, so unfortunately this will have to be a facility to listen only to the meeting.
For those unable to join in the Zoom meeting or who will be listening on the phone, if you have a question to raise about the annual reports this can be sent in writing in advance to Di Dawson (PCC Secretary) by Friday 9th October to Cirrus, Canterbury Road, Brabourne Lees TN25 6QP or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to make the annual reports available before the meeting (these will not be read in full at the meeting, a brief summary may be given), we will again need to rely on technology and make these available to download on our website www.stourdowns.org.uk on a dedicated page – “APCM Annual Reports 2020. However, should you be unable to access the online reports because you do not have the technology available, please contact Di Dawson and a paper copy can be sent to you.
There is a “raise hand” function on Zoom to signal a wish to contribute to the meeting if you have a question to raise. It may be worth familiarising yourself with this beforehand.
I am sorry that we cannot meet together physically, but I do hope we can still gain a good picture of the past year in the Parish and consider the future ahead.
The details to access the Zoom meeting are:
Meeting ID: 856 6945 6803
To listen by phone:
Dial: 0333 0110 945
Room number: 15371271# PIN: 1030#