The Annual Council of the Fellowship of Reconciliation will meet via Zoom on Saturday 20th June 2020 from 11 am to 2.00pm (with a break for lunch in the middle).
This is your chance to hear about the activities of the Fellowship in 2019, ask questions of staff and trustees, and meet others involved in the Fellowship.
We are thrilled to share that Revd Azariah France-Williams will leading opening worship. Then we will conduct traditional AGM business of accounts, elections and questions. After a short break, John Cooper, Director of the Fellowship, will give a talk about his recent trip to Fiji before being joined by Dr Becky Alexis-Martin for a conversation about the legacy of the UK’s nuclear bomb testing in the Pacific region
Are you offering to be a Trustee or your skills for a one-off piece of work?
A key part of the Annual Council is the election of Trustees for the Fellowship. Could your name be on the paper this year? Being a Trustee involves attending 4 Trustees’ Meetings over the course of a year as well as offering your knowledge and skills in one or two working groups. Traditionally these were face-to-face meetings; however Covid19 restrictions mean we start out online and will work towards meeting in person when longer travel/ gathering in groups is permitted.
This year being a Trustee is especially important as we move towards the conclusion of creating a new strategy for 2021-2026. If you are an ordained minister or have skills or experience in finance or campaigning, we would be particularly interested in receiving your application this year.
To apply to be a trustee simply download this form and email it to chair (at) for.org.uk
Applications need to be with Matthew Gardner, our appointed returning officer, by FRIDAY 12 JUNE 2020:
This year we have restarted the Fellowship’s Working Groups. These provide trustees and now the wider membership to offer their knowledge, interest or skills to the Fellowship. These will meet on a regular basis to create, shape and share the work of the Fellowship. Joining a working group is a smaller way of making a significant contribution.
The working groups are Education (currently looking at our Peace Sunday and Remembrance resources), Church and Theology (helping FoR engage a wide range of churches) , Peace House (managing the building), Fundraising (from individuals, churches and trusts), Finance and General Purposes (Finance, HR and general Charity management), International Peacemakers Fund (Distributing grants from the fund to partners around the globe).
If you cannot make a regular commitment but wish to offer skills that a working group can call on you can also do that via the working group form which will appear here shortly.
Annual Council 2019
Annual Council 2019 met in Hinde Street Methodist Church, London. Read our news story about what happened.