2020 Annual General Meeting – Online

Posted: 13 February 2020

Vine Church Annual General Meeting

Monday, 29 June – 7 for 7.30pm start 

AGM Registration Link – Click HERE 

Our 2020 AGM was due to be held in March, but due to Covid it was postponed. Because of the current restrictions, the AGM will be held via Zoom, in accordance with clause 5 of the Parishes (COVID-19 and General Meetings) Ordinance 2020.

There are special arrangements so that an AGM can be held via Zoom.

Please note carefully the following instructions:
1. Any nominations for elections must be sent to Toby Neal, before Monday 22 June. Unlike a regular AGM, it will not be possible to nominate from the 'floor'
2. A written agenda setting out items of business and nominees for election at the meeting will be circulated 4 days prior to the meeting 
3. You must complete a written declaration on the day to be admitted to the Zoom AGM meeting. Further information will be sent out about this. 

Why is the AGM important?

The AGM is important for us as a church because it is the way we take responsibility for the governance, administration and representation of our church.

At the meeting will elect members to four roles: Parish Council, Wardens, Nominators and Synod Representatives. We're thankful to those that have served our church throughout 2019.

Parish Council

This is the broader governing body of our church – the elected representatives are joined by the wardens and lead pastor. 

To read more about the role and responsibilities of the parish council, click here

Our 2019 Parish Council members were Tom Schell and Naomi Tosic. 


We elect two wardens who manage the finances and property of the church. A third warden can be chosen by the lead pastor.

To read more about the role and responsibilities of the warden, click here

Our 2019 Wardens were Scott Sanders, Noel Nallaiah and Tim Gardiner


In the event that Toby Neal was no longer our lead pastor, the nominators would form a team to work with the diocese to find a replacement. Nominators are rarely called on, but this is a hugely important role should our church situation change. 

To read more about the role and responsibilities of the nominators, click here

Our 2019 Nominators were Scott Sanders, Bronwyn Zucker, Esther Neate, Justin Yoon and Kathy Stewart

Synod Representatives

Each year representatives from all the Anglican churches in Sydney gather together and vote and decide on the future of the church. They appoint people to school boards and other organisations and contribute to how the diocese runs. Each church sends two people and the lead pastor to vote. This year Synod will be important as Sydney will elect a new archbishop.

To read more about the role and responsibilities of the synod representatives, click here.

Our 2019 Synod Representatives were Justin Yoon and Aiden McCorkindale 

Who can vote at an AGM?

You can vote if
— Vine Church is your home church
— You have attended for 3 months of the last 12 months
— You have been baptised
— You are over 18
— You declare yourself to be a member of the Anglican Church of Australia

How can I nominate at the AGM? 

We’re now in the period of nominations for these roles. If you would like to nominate someone, please contact Toby Neal (toby@vinechurch.com.au) to gauge their suitability.

If you have already done this, click here for the official nomination form. Please make sure that your nomination is completed by Monday, 22 June. 


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