St Andrew’s is required under our governing ordinance and regulations to hold an annual church meeting before the end of May. However, due to our endeavour to minimize infection risk and to maximize church members’ presence and participation at this important occasion, the Annual Church Meeting has been adjourned to 26 July 2020, 2:00 pm.

Important Dates

5 April — Electoral Roll Enrolment begins
                  For inquiry on 2019 Electoral Roll, please email info@standrews.org.hk with your name, contact number and the service
                  you normally attend

      Revision of Electoral Roll
      Update Electoral Roll information via your Churchsuite account or email info@standrews.org.hk

      8:30 am – Nomination of Trustees and Council Members opens
      Forms are available in the Information Racks or Website

                   Submission of Motions for the ACM opens


26 April — Deadline for updating Electoral Roll information

   6 May — Submission of Motions for the ACM closes

                    7:00 pm — Nomination of Trustees and Council members closes

10 May — Electoral Roll Enrolment closes

                   Display Trustees and Council nominees’ profiles

12 May — Links to the ACM related documents emailed to Electoral Roll members

17 May — Copies of Accounts and Budget available for collection at St Andrew’s
                   Display Updated Electoral Roll

24 May — Annual Church Meeting (adjourned)

26 July  — Annual Church Meeting

Electoral Roll Enrolment

It is the roll of members of St Andrew’s who are legally qualified to vote, and fill certain roles of leadership in the church. To be on the Electoral Roll, a person needs to be 18 years old or above, baptised, regularly attending St Andrew’s for over 3 months and therefore an active member of the Church, and not be a member of nor on the electoral roll of any other church in Hong Kong.

Enrolment for the electoral roll has now closed.

Nomination form for council/trustees member

Council and Trustees must be Electoral Roll Members of St Andrew’s Church (and thus baptised Christians). It is expected that they are active in a Growth Group and/or a Church ministry group. It would be helpful to have some understanding of St Andrew’s Church (and its history). There are expectations of attendance at Council meetings of at least 9 of the 11 monthly meetings plus an annual Retreat. Council members should consider serving at least three years on the Council (if elected).

For Trustees, it would be ideal if they had been Electoral Roll Members for at least 7 years, and been on Church Council at least 3-5 years. Trustees must be a confirmed Anglican or Received into Membership of the Anglican Church. Because Trustees have an important functional and relational role in the Anglican Church of Hong Kong and Macau, it would be helpful if Trustees would be willing to serve, if possible, at least five years on the Board of Trustees (if elected). The Trustees are ‘senior lay leaders’ of the church and are people to whom the Vicar of St Andrew’s consults with and is accountable to, in the first instance.

To nominate for council/trustees member, you must complete and sign the nomination form which can be downloaded from the link below. You can submit the completed form 1) by post to St Andrew’s church office, or 2) by email to info@standrews.org.hk.

St Andrew’s Church office address: (Attention to “Debbie Lee”)
2/F, 138 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

 

Q&A

What is the Annual Church Meeting?

It is the time when the members of St Andrew’s review the past year, elect the Church Council & Trustees for 2020-21, set a budget, and consider any other issues on the agenda.

Who attends the Annual Church Meeting? Everybody can and should attend the meeting.  However, to vote on resolutions you need to be on the electoral roll, as a formal voting member of St Andrew’s Church.

What is the Church Council? It is the annually elected body of members who, together with the Vicar, oversee the life of the church, including finance, property, staffing, Church Services, mission and ministry. The Council plays an essential role in the life of St Andrew’s and it is important that the Council members are chosen prayerfully and carefully by you to reflect your views and wishes concerning the direction of St Andrew’s.

Who are the Trustees? The Church of England Trust is the historical body that is legally responsible for the running of the three main English speaking churches:  St John’s Cathedral, St Andrew’s Kowloon, and Christ Church Kowloon Tong. The Trust is governed by the Board of Trustees which includes two Trustees from these above three Churches, the three Senior Ministers and the Anglican Archbishop. One of the roles of the Board is to appoint the Senior Ministers of these three churches, when needed. Trustees are on Church Council and are annually elected at the Annual Church Meeting.

Whom should I consider nominating and/or voting for? Trustees and Council Members are leaders of St Andrew’s and along with the Clergy and Ministry Staff ought to model the Christian life. Thus, the biblical qualifications of Deacons (1 Timothy 3:8-13) should apply. This includes; worthy of respect, sincere, not drinking too much alcohol, not greedy, spiritually mature, having already shown trustworthy leadership, servant hearted, gracious with words and not gossips, manage their family well, good standing in the church and wider community. In summary, people who are personal examples of godliness and who pursue personal spiritual growth.

If I can’t sign the Electoral Roll enrolment card, can I still be a member of St Andrew’s Church? Absolutely!  If you love the Lord Jesus, and are committed to serving Him, then you can continue to attend St Andrew’s as a non-Electoral Roll member of the church.

The Annual Church Meeting is your chance to play an important role in being a member of St Andrew’s Church.

Next Steps

  1. Be on the electoral roll.
  2. Tune in to the Annual Church Meeting online.
  3. Give careful and prayerful consideration as to who should serve as a Council member/Trustee (including yourself) and then nominate.
  4. Any other business not on the regular agenda must be submitted to the Chairman (alex@standrews.org.hk)
  5. Ask others if they are on the electoral roll and if not, encourage them to sign up.
  6. Pray for the meeting, and the future of St Andrew’s.