Everyone is invited, and those on the Church’s electoral role are able to vote on the decisions put forward.

At this SGM we will be asking you to:

  • Approve our vision of how we can use our new building to connect to the Karori Community through offering services that meet social needs, deliver financial benefits and minimise impact on the environment.  These are likely to include: a café, softplay and counselling (subject to further business planning and Vestry approval), establishing the AYM house and moving the staff location to the new building.
  • Approve that funds be released for the detailed design work on the new building – The Community Connection Point.  This is an amount of approximately $250,000.  This will fund detailed plans that the architects draw up from which we can make funding applications, confirm costs and apply for a building permit.  Before we enter a construction contract and start construction there will be a further SGM to approve the money to pay the builders.

Over the past month we have been talking to the parish about this Vision through various meetings and an information session held after the AGM.  We will continue to share the vision in the lead up to the SGM.  If you have missed this information and want to know more, please do get in touch with Ian Cook, Geoffrey Lee or Kate Harvey-Green.  This is an exciting time for our Parish and it’s important we move forward together.  There will also be information sessions and documents available about the building construction, including the preliminary design on which the detailed design will be based.  This will include the opportunity to view the preliminary design of the building through virtual reality goggles, which really does bring the building to life.  

If you are not sure that you are on the Electoral roll, and want to make sure you can have your say, please check with Wendy Davidson.