FEBRUARY - 2024

YEAR B READINGS YEAR 2 WEEKDAYS

MAINTENANCE
Nil

LITURGY & WORSHIP
2nd February – The Presentation of the Lord
13th February – Shrove Tuesday
14th February - Ash Wednesday
24th February – St Matthias, Apostle and Martyr
26th February – National Day of Prayer and Fasting

Collect Palm Crosses for burning
Having a Pancake Day? Be sure to advertise it
Determine and begin to advertise dates, leaders and venues for any Lenten studies

PARISH COUNCIL
Reminders For Annual Meetings (Formerly Vestry Meetings) – refer to email sent by Registry 12th January 2024
See “Parochial Administration Ordinance 2021 Part IV: Meetings” (page 10) for further details
Prepare for the Annual Meeting, where all Faith Communities of the Parish shall meet as one, in March, on or before the 20th March
Plan and advertise any Special Meetings of Faith Communities ahead of the Annual Meeting if necessary, giving a minimum of 14 days’ notice
Prepare Schedule A sheets for any Special Meeting attendance (PAO page 23)
Faith Communities may submit items of business for the Annual Meeting, received by the Parish Secretary no later than the end of February
Financials to be audited
Prepare Annual Meeting reports (Priest, Churchwardens, Synod Members, Others (if any))
Receive Property report including Rectory inspection

BAS Return

Prepare and send Statistical Returns to the Registry in due course

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MARCH 2024

ABM LENTEN APPEAL

YEAR B READINGS YEAR II WEEKDAYS

MAINTENANCE
Gutters cleaned
Light globes
Inspect pathways for breaks, moss etc
Inspect ramps, rails etc for disability access
Assess the risks associated with slips, trips and falls
Review White Ant treatment schedules
First aid kits – Are they checked and up to date? WHS Officer to monitor and maintain currency.

LITURGY & WORSHIP
1st March – Word Day of Prayer Australia
10th March – Mothering Sunday
24th March – Palm Sunday
25th March– Chrism Mass (at Mount Barker)
28th March – Maundy Thursday
29th March – Good Friday
31st March – Easter Sunday

Plan the Commissioning / blessing of new Parish council members
on a Sunday after the Annual Vestry Meeting
Organise Palm Crosses (email sent out by Registry on 19th February with an online order form)
Advertise Holy Week Services

OTHER
Sunday 3rd March – Clean up Australia Day
Monday 11h March – Public Holiday – Adelaide Cup Day
Friday 29th March – Public Holiday – Good Friday

PARISH COUNCIL
Prepare for the Annual Meeting in March, where all Faith Communities of the Parish shall meet as one, on or before the 20th March
Plan and advertise any Special Meetings of Faith Communities ahead of the Annual Meeting if necessary, giving a minimum of 14 days’ notice
All reports must be made available to members seven days prior to the Annual Meeting
Prepare Schedule A sheets for Annual Meeting attendance (PAO page 23)
Prepare and send returns to the Registry 14 days beyond the Annual Meeting
- Financial Statements
- Wardens
- Nomination Committee
- Secretary/Treasurer (if applicable)

Annual review re: supply of Rectory Whitegoods in accordance with diocesan policy

APRA's annual Church Licence – Do you have one? Should you have one?
http://www.apraamcos.com.au/ 1300 852 388

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