Report on meeting held on Tuesday 9 November at All Saints’ East Finchley.
The meeting was preceded by the celebration of Mass.
After approving the minutes of the previous meeting and a few matters arising there were talks by the Headmasters of The Wren Academy, St John’s CE Primary School and Dollis Park CE Primary School. Each were asked to describe the Christian Ethos of their school in no more than eight minutes. Questions followed.
Each parish was then asked for an update on activity on Green Issues in their parish.
Not much progress appears to have been made.
Barnet Moneywise is to be launched in Advent.
There are plans to expand the Finchley Winter Shelter to six months rather than three by involving more churches.
A Deanery Newsletter is now in existence as a means of improving communication between synod members and parishioners. Two issues per year are planned and they will be sent to the editors of the parish magazines by email. They will be able to ‘cut and paste’ whatever they choose. It is hoped that there will be contributions to the newsletter from the parishes, by email of course.
The Wren Academy is to have its Official Opening on 3 February 2011, the ceremony will be conducted by Archbishop Rowan Williams.
At the next synod meeting on 17 February 2011 our views on Women Bishops will be sought. Please make your position on this development known to Mark Glover, Geoffrey Reynolds and/or myself.