In the Bible the Deacons were men of particular gift and spirit life who oversaw the practical needs of the fellowship so that other leaders could dedicate themselves to word ministry and prayer (Acts 6:1-7).

[Picture - our leaders having fun - a sack race on our Fun Day]

The Deaconate have the following particular areas of responsibility:

  1. Operations - Rotas. Human resources, CRB, Set-up and Tear-down for services, Catering, AV & Sound, Health & Safety
  2. Communications - 'brand' & logo, literature, website, notice sheets, posters & banners, press releases, care list distribution
  3. Programmes - Church Diary, Fellowship Directory, Events & Meeting scheduling, Events Committee, Speaker bookings, Home Group coordination
  4. Finance - Building finance, Charity Commission, Budgeting, Banking, Reporting, Auditing, PAYE, Lettings & leases, HMRC, Contracts
  5. Building Care - Building project, Maintenance, Grounds, Cleaning, Car parking
  6. Missionary - liaison with the Missionary Secretary in regard to Missionary liaison, Annual Missionary reviews, Missionary giving allocation, Gift Day, Missionary speakers and monthy missionary prayer meeting