The Meon Bridge Benefice
(The Parishes of Corhampton & Meonstoke, Droxford, and Exton)
In Bishops Waltham Deanery – The Diocese of Portsmouth

Subject to Canon Law, and
Ecclesiastical & Civil Regulation relating to Gatherings and CoViD-19

Notice is hereby given of
The Meeting of Parishioners (Vestry meeting) &
The Annual Parochial Church Meetings (APCM)

2021

The meetings start with Prayer at 7.00 pm prompt

Parish Corhampton &
St Andrew, Meonstoke
St Mary & All Saints,
Droxford
St Peter and St Paul,
Exton
Date Tuesday, 20th July Wednesday 21st July

and reopening on Saturday 31st July
at 10 am

Thursday 22nd July
Venue Meonstoke Church Droxford Church Exton Church
Last day for amendments to the Parochial Church Electoral Rolls:
Monday, 21st June Tuesday, 22nd June Wednesday, 23rd June

Only those on the respective Church Parish Electoral Roll are entitled to attend and to take part in the APCM.  The election of churchwardens will be conducted at a meeting of parishioners immediately preceding the APCM and in accordance with the provisions of sections 4 and 5 of the Churchwardens Measure 2001.  All who are on the civil parish electoral roll or church electoral roll are also entitled to attend and to take part in the elections of Churchwardens for that parish.

The Church Electoral Roll will close 28 days before the annual meeting and the new electoral roll of the eligible electorate (names only) for those meetings will be published no later than 15 days before the meeting on the noticeboard nearest the main door of each church.  There is no need for the current electorate to re-register in 2021.

Please consider standing as a Church Warden or a member of your Parochial Church Council (PCC).

All members of the PCC, including Church Wardens, must undergo Safeguarding Training every three years, undergo DBS clearance when first elected and as required thereafter, and must be eligible to be a trustee under the Charity Act and in accordance with Charity Commission Regulations.

Nomination forms will be available in each parish church at least 28 days before the annual meeting.  These must be completed and returned to the Rector before the meeting is opened.

FORMS & Information

Corhampton & Meonstoke

AGENDA

The Annual Meeting of Parishioners (Annual Vestry meeting)
The meeting for the election of churchwardens for the Parish.

and The Annual Parochial Church Meetings (APCM)
For the election of Parochial representatives of the laity as follows:

Representatives To the Deanery Synod (2 from each parish)
Representatives To the Parochial Church Council
For the appointment of Sidesmen and the Independent Examiner.

For the consideration of:

(a)       A Report on changes in the roll since the annual parochial church meeting;
(b)       An Annual Report of the proceedings of the parochial church council and the activities of the parish generally;
(c)       The Financial Statements of the Council for the year ending on the 31st December immediately preceding the meeting independently examined;
(d)       A Report on the fabric, goods and ornaments of the church of the parish;
(e)        A Report on the proceedings of the Deanery Synod and other matters of parochial or general Church interest.
There will then follow a short presentation on the Parish Giving Scheme.

and the First Parochial Church Council Meetings (PCC)
To Elect officers of the Council and to set the Date of the Next Meeting

The sequence of meetings will start with Prayer at 7 pm prompt
It is with regret that IT IS UNLIKELY that refreshments can be served

NB Legal authority has been granted to hold these meetings virtually alongside the physical meeting

Only those on the respective Church Parish Electoral Roll are entitled to attend and to take part in the APCM.  The election of churchwardens will be conducted at a meeting of parishioners immediately preceding the APCM and in accordance with the provisions of sections 4 and 5 of the Churchwardens Measure 2001.  All who are on the civil parish electoral roll or church electoral roll are also entitled to attend and to take part in the elections of Churchwardens for that parish.

There is no need for the current electorate to re-register in 2021.

Please consider standing as: a Church Warden or a member of your Parochial Church Council (PCC) or the Deanery Synod.
In each case, you must be over the age of 16, eligible to serve as a trustee of a charity, be an actual communicant and have due regard for the law as it pertains to Church Representation, and not least to Safeguarding and Equality.

Nomination and GDPR forms must be completed and returned to the Rector before the meeting is opened.

A W Forrest         
The Rev’d A W Forrest
Rector.
01489 877422 – rector.meonbridge@btinternet.com
1 Jun 2021

Papers

Safeguarding

Safeguarding Statement: CLICK HERE

Safeguarding Policy: CLICK HERE

NEW Procedures for dealing with disclosures: CLICK HERE

Safeguarding Training Policy: CLICK HERE

Safeguarding (Lone Working) Policy: CLICK HERE

Health and Safety Policy: CLICK HERE

NEW Annual Safeguarding Report 2021: CLICK HERE

Parish Giving Scheme

You can download the handbook (2020) [HERE]

You can see the Presentation [HERE]

The Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) is a highly efficient and well developed system to help local churches manage and develop their planned giving.

Parish Giving Scheme - Portsmouth Anglican Diocese

Donor gifts to your local church are made by direct debit on the 1st of the month, PGS then claims all the gift aid due. On the 10th of the month all the donations for your church are transferred into the parish bank account in one lump sum. Then, as soon as the gift is received from HMRC, the PGS will transfer all your parish gift aid for that month into your nominated parish bank account.

Parish Giving Scheme - Portsmouth Anglican Diocese

One of the main challenges faced by churches is static giving and this is where PGS can really help your church. PGS gives donors the ability to increase their giving annually in line with inflation; it is donor choice as to whether they opt into this element of the scheme.

Frequently Asked Questions about PGS Find the answers to common questions about how PGS works in Portsmouth Diocese

Adopting PGS in your Parish

Move your scheme forward
Resources are available for parishes which have been in PGS a while and need more support to move the scheme forward

Find out more about PGS as a Charitable Company
(Limited Company No: 8824540; Registered Charity No: 1156606)

EXTON 2021 Meeting reporting on 2020

Papers will be made available here in advance of the meeting

Droxford

2021 Meeting reporting on 2020

Papers will be made available here in advance of the meeting

Corhampton & Meonstoke 2021 Meeting reporting on 2020

Papers will be made available here in advance of the meeting

Upcoming events...

… Unwrapped Informal Services with Cathy Mathews

April 25, 2021

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

May 2, 2021

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

4th Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion at Exton

May 23, 2021

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

June 6, 2021

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

4th Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion at Exton

June 27, 2021

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

July 4, 2021

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

August 1, 2021

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

September 5, 2021

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

4th Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion at Exton

September 26, 2021

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

October 3, 2021

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

4th Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion at Exton

October 24, 2021

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

November 7, 2021

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

4th Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion at Exton

November 28, 2021

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

December 5, 2021

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

January 2, 2022

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

February 6, 2022

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

March 6, 2022

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

April 3, 2022

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

May 1, 2022

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

June 5, 2022

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

July 3, 2022

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

August 7, 2022

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

September 4, 2022

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

October 2, 2022

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

November 6, 2022

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

December 4, 2022

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

January 1, 2023

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

February 5, 2023

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

March 5, 2023

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

April 2, 2023

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

May 7, 2023

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

June 4, 2023

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

July 2, 2023

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

August 6, 2023

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

September 3, 2023

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

October 1, 2023

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

November 5, 2023

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

1st Sunday of the Month – Holy Communion (Common Worship)

December 3, 2023

St Andrew's Church, Meonstoke

St Mary and All Saints' Church, Droxford

The Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton in Hampshire

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