Our BAC Annual Meeting is planned for Tuesday November 17th at 7:30pm. (Formal notice document). This will be primarily an online event as IT volunteers and current officebearers should fill the available quota of those able to be in the room.

This page contains everything you need to have full and transparent participation in this aspect of BAC governance. There are postal and phone opportunities for non-technical members of our church.

If you have any questions or need help, please call the BAC Office on (03) 9707 1105 or email via info@berwickanglicanchurch.org.au.

Annual Reports Booklet:

The parish Annual Reports booklet is now available (click here):

We are happy to make available a paper copy of the Annual Reports booklet upon request via the office.

The reports booklet will have the full staff reports, statistics, financials, wardens and building reports (similar to 2019). In 2020 we will not be publishing the supplementary reports for the ministry groups of the parish.

Parish Electoral Roll

Anyone can attend and participate in the Annual Meeting. However to be nominated to a position, propose a motion, or vote, then you need to be on the Parish Electoral Roll. (this is a distinct from the parish phone directory).

Please call the BAC Office on (03) 9707 1105 or email via info@berwickanglicanchurch.org.au to check if you are on the current roll.

You can apply to be on the electoral roll online here (CLICK HERE).

Public inspection of the electoral roll: You can contact the office to be given an copy of the electoral roll.

Nominations for Elected Positions

The parish council meets monthly for big picture governance and oversight of the parish. It is chaired by the Vicar and made up of churchwardens and general members. Other BAC clergy attend as non-voting participants.

The BAC Annual Meeting appoints 2 wardens and up to 6 members of Parish Council. The Vicar appoints 1 warden and some Parish Council members. The term of office is one year.

The Annual Meeting also appoints 2 members to the Parish Incumbency Committee. This committee is used when required as part of a wider Diocesan process to renew or appoint a new parish Vicar.

2020 Nominations received thus far:

Incumbency Committee: Darren Fitzpatrick, Tim Warren

Parish Council: Vasantha David, Melanie Vinojit, Steph McNeil, Russell Patterson, Darren Fitzpatrick, Randall Chu

Churchwarden: Chris Ferreira, Nick Boatman

Multiple Options to Participate in the Annual Meeting:

Similar to previous years, we will prioritise answers to questions that are submitted in advance of the meeting (ideally one week in advance). Please submit your questions via the BAC office.

Any voting for officebearers, if required, will take place via SMS message to a special number. You will need to have your mobile phone correct in the parish office details. If this is not an option for you please contact the Office for alternatives.

You can watch the Annual Meeting live via Youtube here:

Participate via Zoom Video Conference:

The Zoom Annual Meeting link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82706022852

For those without computers: You can listen live on your landline or mobile phone by following these steps on the night: (1) Phone: (03) 7018 2005; (2) Enter the Meeting Code: 827 060 228 52, followed by the hash key “#”; (3) Press the hash key “#” once more. You should now be in the meeting and able to listen.

Previous Berwick Annual Meetings

We have an online page of PDF Berwick Annual Meeting Reports.

This link also has some BAC vision documents and other papers related to church growth and mission.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

>When is the Annual Meeting?

The Annual Meeting will occur on Tuesday November 17th at 7:30pm.

>What happens at an Annual Meeting?

The Annual Meeting is an opportunity for us to gather together and to hear about the life and work of Berwick Anglican Church, reflect on the past year, and consider the future.

Before the Annual Meeting people can nominate for a leadership role, so that then during the meeting these candidates can be voted on.

>How can I attend the Annual Meeting?

State Restrictions due to COVID-19 mean that we cannot physically meet for our Annual Meeting this year. To enable everybody to attend we have provided numerous means for attending:

  1. YouTube livestream: You can watch the livestream via our BAC YouTube Channel, or simply by watching the stream at the top of this page.
  2. Zoom Login: You can access the meeting via Zoom. The Meeting ID is 827 060 228 52, or just click this URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82706022852
  3. Phone connection (for those without computers): You can listen live on your landline or mobile phone by following these steps on the night:
    • Call (03) 7018 2005
    • Enter the Meeting Code: 827 060 228 52, followed by the hash key (#).
    • Press the hash key (#) once more
    • You should now be in the meeting and able to listen

>How can I get a copy of the Annual Reports?

You can download a copy of this years Annual Reports Booklet here.

If someone is not able to access the Annual Reports electronically they may request a printed hardcopy. Call the office to request a print copy on (03) 9707 1105.

>Who can vote at the Annual Meeting?

Anyone can attend and participate in the Annual Meeting. However to be nominated to a position, propose a motion, or vote, you need to be on the Parish Electoral Roll. (this is a distinct from the parish phone directory).

Please call the BAC Office on (03) 9707 1105 or email via info@berwickanglicanchurch.org.au to check if you are on the current roll.

You can apply to be on the electoral roll online here (CLICK HERE).

Public inspection of the electoral roll: You can contact the office to be given an electronic copy of the electoral roll.

>What are the roles that can be nominated for?

The parish council meets monthly for big picture governance and oversight of the parish. It is chaired by the Vicar and made up of churchwardens and general members. Other BAC clergy attend as non-voting participants.

The BAC Annual Meeting appoints 2 wardens and up to 6 members of Parish Council. The Vicar appoints 1 warden and some Parish Council members. The term of office is one year.

The Annual Meeting also appoints 2 members to the Parish Incumbency Committee. This committee is used when required as part of a wider Diocesan process to renew or appoint a new parish Vicar.

>How do I nominate for a role?

If you would like to nominate for one of these positions, please fill out the form here (CLICK HERE). Alternatively call the office for postal or pickup nomination form options. Nominations close on Tuesday November 10th 2020.

>How can I vote during the meeting?

If there is voting for officer bearers it will take place via SMS message to a special number. You will need to have your mobile phone correct in the parish office details. If this is not an option for you please contact the Office for alternatives.

>How can I ask a question during the meeting?

Unfortunately this won’t be possible with an online format. So as per previous years, we will prioritise answers to questions that are submitted in advance of the meeting (ideally one week in advance). Please submit your questions via the BAC office.

>Am I able to speak during the meeting?

Unfortunately we don’t think we can easily accommodate this in an equitable way in the online format. Please submit questions and comments in advance.

>What if I have a question that’s not answered here?

For all other questions please don’t hesitate to contact the office via email info@berwickanglicanchurch.org.au or phone (03) 9707 1105.