What do church wardens, parish council, nominators and synod representatives do?
Church Wardens administer the financial and property affairs of the church. This involves working with the church administrator in the day to day operations of the church, which includes: paying bills, issuing employment contracts, engaging builders for building maintenance etc. For a more detailed description of this role see here.
The Parish Council governs the financial and property affairs of the church. They come together monthly to discuss and decide how we can best use the resources bestowed on us and aid and support the mission of the church. For a more detailed description of this role see here.
Nominators are tasked to search for a new Rector (Lead Pastor), should the parish become vacant. The parish becomes vacant when Toby leaves or dies. Since he has no intention of doing either, it is usually a role with no work from year to year! But don't let that fool you. If the parish does become vacant, the work required is rewarding and important, but demanding.
Synod Representatives are elected to represent our church at synod for a three-year term. Synod is how the Sydney Anglican Church governs itself. It is made up 2/3 of lay people and 1/3 of ministers who come together to make decisions about how our diocese is led.