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The BACC Annual General Meeting took place on Saturday 18th May at St Botolphs Church, Shepshed by courtesy of Leicester Cursillo.

The meeting was well attended by members of the Cursillo 4th Day Community from virtually every diocese in the UK. Leicester Cursillo had laid on an Ultreya for those who arrived on the previous afternoon and which was accompanied by a buffet supper.

Some changes to the Officers and other matters needing attention were addressed by those present. All in all things look well in order at “the top”, herewith copy of report to Secretariat about proceedings

Report of BACC AGM held at Shepshed, Saturday 18th May 2019

In the absence of National President, Trevor King (York), meeting was chaired by Laurie Little (St Albans)

It was reported that Gloucester Cursillo had closed and donated their remaining funds to BACC. BACC confirmed that should Gloucester Cursillo wish to re-open they would provide financial help during the gifting stage. 

On going difficulties with starting Cursillo in Rochester Diocese had led to discussions with Canterbury Diocese with a view to forming a joint Cursillo. Talks continue.

Jane Wrigley (Leicester), BACC treasurer, retired from the post at the completion of her term of office. Cheryl Goddard (Peterborough) has taken up the post of treasurer and was commissioned during the closing Eucharist service. Jane was thanked for her service and presented with a bouquet.

Steve Ridley (Ely) has taken up the position of Website Editor following the retirement of Billy Hollis(Canterbury). Steve spoke about improvements to the website which he intended to initiate. Billy Hollis was thanked in his absence for his extended term of office. A suitable thank you gift will be forwarded.

It was reported that Cheryl Goddard (York) has had to withdraw from the role of Registrar and Richard Tabberer (Leicester) would act in this capacity until a new registrar could be appointed.

Judy Craig-Peck (Peterborough), reported that there would be 2 CLWs per year due to dwindling numbers coming forward. Other venues were being explored. Judy agreed that a session concentrating on Leading Small Groups be added to the CLW syllabus. Feedback from recent attendees was requested.

Tony Tucker (Southwell & Notts), Resources Officer, reported that additional useful information would be made available on the website. He was exploring additions to generic advertising materials and encouraged diocese to contact him with requests for printing of local materials.

NU 2019  Will be at Chester on 31st August. Chester rep reported that they had a capacity of 600 at their venues. Unfortunately, there will be no evening entertainment this year.

Canterbury Diocese encouraged attendees to take part in the Canterbury Pilgrimage later this summer. Bookings close on 31st May.

Revd Cynthia Hebden (Leicester)stood down as National Spiritual Adviser after her term of office came to an end. The post was passed to Revd Stephen Bowring (Lincoln). Stephen was commissioned at the closing service after the AGM.

Changes to the BACC Constitution were recommended to the membership after consideration by the Standing Committee over several meetings recently. Slight changes to the wording of the documentation were noted and agreed by those present. It was reported that appointments to the Standing Committee were for a term of 3 years unless re appointed. It was advised that “Happening” was a standalone entity. It was reported that 2 day weekends had been trialled and present thinking was that further trials were needed but that progress so far was encouraging.

President elect, Beth Roberts (Chester) introduced herself as she took up a year shadowing National president Trevor King.

Bill Rout BACC Rep.

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