The St John’s Council is responsible for much of the day to day administrative business of the Church. It is made up of the leaders of the following Committees, plus a Session representative (usually the Session Clerk) and the Ministers. If you are interested in joining one of the committees, please contact the relevant convenor – you will be welcomed with open arms! The Church office can help put you in touch with the right person if necessary.
The current Chair of Council is Anton Ojala.
Convenor – Rob Anderson
This committee oversees the Christian education programmes and activities at St John’s. These include the Girl’s Brigade, St J’s Kids and the Youth group programmes.
Convenor – Elizabeth Gibbs
This committee supports the various activities of St John’s. It is most well-known for producing the eye-catching signs on the corner of Willis and Dixon Streets, but also helps in the design and layout of the Annual Report and provides advice and support to other committees as requested.
Convenor – Ross Chesney
This committee has one of the most important roles in Council; managing the budget and and investments to ensure that St John’s can provide the spiritual and educational programmes and activities, as well as ensuring there are funds for routine maintenance and upkeep of the Church itself.
Convenor: Ailsa Salt
Outreach to our community and mission overseas are very important to St John’s members. Some of their activities include the Visiting Scholar programme, Myanmar outreach and organising public issues forums.
Convenor: David Wood
This group looks after the Church buildings and grounds and makes sure they continue to be maintained and suitable for use.
Convenor: David Ensor
Whenever there is a social event, such as the shared lunches after each Quarterly Communion, the Social Committee is in the background preparing, serving and cleaning up afterwards.
Chairperson – Mary Gibbs
This group meets monthly and has a business session and guest speaker followed by a shared lunch. It is on the Council to represent the views of the Fellowship Group.