Church Council

Fr Vitaly has everyday charge of the Parish governance including the Parish Council which Fr Vitaly co-—Āhairs with Gregory Wolcough

The Fr Vitaly is responsible to the Diocesan Bishop Bishop Irenei as the temporary head of the parish, and responsible for the proper organisation of the Church and the parish.

He is supported in the running of the Parish life by the assistant clergy, the Starosta, Churchwarden, Ktitor, Treasurer, Head Sister and Choir Director and Sacristan who are dei facto members of the Church Council.

The parishioners elect all the other members of the Council at the Annual General Meeting, except for the Trustees. Any parishioner who regularly confesses, partakes of the communion, pays their annual dues and who is good standing in the parish may be elected to the Church Council. The Board of Trustees act independently and are nominated and oversee and advise the actions of the Church Council.

The annual Parish dues are GBP 100 for an individual or GBP 200 per family. However, when a family or individual is unable to pay this sum in a single payment; with the agreement of the parish priest and Treasurer, the dues can be paid quarterly or monthly and the amount can be reduced at the discretion of the parish priest.

The Church Council currently consists of the following members:

Permanent Council members:

H.E. Metropolitan Hilarion and Rector of the Cathedral
Bishop Irenei
Archpriest Vitaly Serapinas
Sub-deacon Nicolas Mabin
Ktitor Pavel Lisitsin
Choir Director
Head Sister Sofia Michailidou

Elected Council members:

Starosta (Churchwarden) Vera McClenaghan
Treasurer Oxana Rudenko
Secretary Oleksiy Danylenko
Alexey Koloydenko
Tatiana Romanova
Anaotoly Zacharonko
Steven Stacey

In addition to the Council members, the members of the Board of Trustees of the Church Charity are invited to join in the deliberations of the Church Council.

The Church Council has the discretion of co-opting non-elected members on to the Council until next AGM

The Churchwarden is elected at an Annual General Meeting for a period of three years. All the other Officers of the Church Council are elected to serve for one year only. The Head Sister is elected at a Sisterhood General Meeting.
At an Annual General Meeting every member of the Church Council accounts to the parishioners for their work during the year.

Minutes of Annual General Meetings

2016
2015
2014
2013
14 April
2012
13 May
2011
17 July
2010
20 June
2009
28 June
2017
16 March
26 January
19 January
2016
8December
10November
20 October
8September
17 July
16 June
12 May
8 April
11 March
12February
8 January
2015
13November
23 October
11September
10 July
12 June
8 May
24 April
13 March
13February
16 January
2014
12December
10 October
12September
10 July
25 June
13 June
9 May
11 April
30 March
14 March
13February
17 January
2013
8November
15October
13September
9 August
21 June
31 May
26 April
5 April
8 March
8 February
11 January
2012