1. New Committee Members: we were pleased to welcome Lesley Harris from Evesham and Cressida Pryor from Cheltenham & Gloucester onto the committee.
2. Vacancy: a third new member has sadly withdrawn, so there is a vacancy for an ordinary member of the committee. If you are interested in this (not demanding but very useful) role, please contact either Jane Couper or Sue Woolley (details below).
3. Sesquicentennial Celebrations: the District will be 150 years old in March 2016, and your Committee is starting to think about how we might mark this momentous occasion. Ideas discussed at our meeting include: the production of a special commemorative book; our 150th AGM to include a big display about District and congregations’ histories and a banner parade; a social trip in September 2016 to Quarry Bank Mill, and a Summer event at Kingswood. Watch this space!
4. Rites of Passage Course: the District will be running the nationally-recognised Rites of Passage course this year. At Kingswood, on 18th July (namings), 26th September (funerals) and 14th November (putting it all into practice). Anyone wishing to attend the July and/or September sessions will need to pay £10 per session. More details on the website, or from Sue Woolley.