The 374th meeting of our Chaplaincy Council took place on Saturday, 3rd July, in the Church building. The Minutes of the 373rd meeting, held on 15th May, were signed by Father Leonard as an accurate record of proceedings. Until such a ‘signing-off’ of the Minutes, no report can be made of decisions taken at any Council meeting.
All Council members (Father Leonard, Deacon Chris Saccali, Trevor Kamuzonde, Lynn Stavrou, Nelly Paraskevopoulou, Sue Stephos, Jean Mertzanakis, Noelle Barkshire, Matilda Amartey, Angelos Palioudakis, Alice Karanja and Banji Ipinsokan) were present at the 15th May meeting, which was attended in part by Archdeacon Leslie Nathaniel of the Diocese in Europe. Archdeacon Leslie reported on the effect of the Covid pandemic on the Diocese and measures taken to ensure continuity of worship and Diocesan life. He spoke with each Council member personally prior to leaving the meeting. The following items were discussed and decisions taken:
Annual Stipend Review: to be discussed further in January.
Appointments: Churchwarden Trevor Kamuzonde agreed to continue as Vice-Chairperson; Jean Mertzanakis would continue as Secretary; no names had been put forward as co-optees, to serve on the Council for a year prior to full membership (or not), but co-optees can be appointed at any time.
Bishops’ Guide to a Well-Run Chaplaincy: this document had been studied by Council members and was adopted as a basis for running the Athens Chaplaincy.
Renewal of Father Leonard’s Licence: due to end in June 2022, this would be further considered at the July meeting – if agreed a note of submission for an extension would be sent to Bishop Robert.