UNITED REFORMED CHURCH
News from St Andrew’s
Visit of the candidate
The candidate proposed as minister of St Andrew’s and Wallington URC will visit us over the weekend of 27 and 28 April.
The candidate has requested that their name not be announced to the congregations until Sunday 14 April, as there are others involved who need to be informed first.
At 5:15pm on Saturday 27 April there will be a social in the church to which all members and young people are invited. The candidate will speak at around 5:45pm, after which there will be an opportunity for members to meet and converse with them.
At 10:30am on Sunday 28 April, in place of the scheduled all-age service, the candidate will lead our worship in a service known as ‘preaching with a view’.
At 12noon, there will be a Church Meeting to discuss whether St Andrew’s supports a call to the candidate to be our minister. Members attending the meeting will be issued with a ballot paper and will be invited to vote either ‘Support a call’ or ‘Do not support a call’.
The ballot papers will not be counted immediately but will be sealed until Sunday 5 May, when the candidate will preach with a view at Wallington, after which Wallington will hold their Church Meeting. Both churches will then count their ballots, and if both churches vote by the majority specified in their constitutions to support a call, the candidate will be called to the joint pastorates.
If the call is issued and accepted, it is expected that the candidate will be inducted within the following 6 months.
In accordance with URC practice, please note that only members present at the service and the Church Meeting on 28 April may vote.
Posted on 8 Apr 2019