Latest Update (25th March 2020)
There have been a number of questions relating to Annual Meeting. Because Swanwick has only cancelled bookings until the end of May, the Connexion would incur a sizeable cancellation fee if we were to cancel at this stage. If it is possible to return to normality thereafter (a big ‘if’), there would be no reason why Annual Meeting could not go ahead in July as planned, and we should have enough prior notification to make the necessary arrangements. If, however, limits on social gatherings persist, and our booking has to be cancelled by Swanwick, we would be offered the opportunity to reschedule Annual Meeting at a later date. Hopefully we would have enough opportunity to consult over an Annual Meeting later in 2020.
However, there is a good possibility that we may have to look at an alternative way to conduct the business of Annual Meeting, at least for this year. Several Christian organisations are having to consider this at the moment as many usually hold their annual conventions in the months May to July. Our Connexional Officers are keeping in close touch with what is happening elsewhere and will keep you informed on any developments whilst Connexional Committee will be asked for approval should any further action become necessary.”
Previous Updates (March 2020)
There is currently some uncertainty around this meeting and whether it will take place or not due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Whilst we are uncertain, we would still ask churches to book delegates and visitors as if the meeting were going ahead. However, we would ask that no payments are sent at this point. If we decide to go ahead with Annual Meeting, we will invoice churches for any fees required. Thank you.