The Congregational Board is set up to oversee Helensburgh Parish Church’s ‘temporal affairs’ – usually understood to mean the finance and property matters. This means that our Board has responsibility for substantial capital reserves, an annual ‘turnover’ of about £250,000, the church buildings, halls, manse and various other properties. So it is important that the congregation at large is fully informed about how the Board is set up and does its work.
The Board meet at least four times every year. There are three permanent committees (Financial Administration, Christian Stewardship, Property and Maintenance) and a special committee (Buildings Development)to take forward our plans for the new halls alongside and linked to the church.
Clearly the new hall development proect is a big focus of much of our energy and fundraising. All members of the congregation are getting involved with their time, talents and money to bring the project to fruition as a real asset to church and community.