Officers' Group Minutes

Scope and Content

Signed minutes of Officers' Group meetings, bound with supporting papers. Papers include reports to Officers and discussion papers, copies of key correspondence, action points for Trustees, policies, applications from CWM member churches for special grants (e.g. MPSF, Self Support Fund), applications for ecumenical projects, applications for scholarships, Assembly Planning Group meeting notes, Strategic Framework Planning Group (SFPG) notes, evaluations and reviews.

Administrative / Biographical History

Established in 2003, the Officers’ Group comprised the Moderator, the Treasurer, four Deputy Moderators and the General Secretary. Its function was to advise the Trustee Body; to monitor the implementation of policy as directed by the Trustees; to oversee the work of the General Secretary and Executive Secretaries, and perform the role of a Staffing Sub-Committee; to ensure pastoral support for the General Secretary and Executive Secretaries; to provide interim reports to the Trustees, and to act as a Steering Committee for meetings of the Assembly and Trustee Body. The Officers’ Group met as requested by the Trustee Body. One of the meetings of the Officers’ Group each year would coincide with one meeting of the Trustee Body.

A Board of Directors replaced the Officers’ Group in 2012. In 2016 the Board of Directors was reduced from 31 members to 13. All regional mission councils were dissolved. The 13 directors manage the affairs of the entire CWM community. There are usually 3 regular Board of Directors meetings a year (February, June and November), and 1 Annual General Meeting (i.e. the ‘Council’) where the 32 churches send their representatives to attend (usually in June, alongside or after the Board of Directors meeting).

Access Information

Minutes are closed for 30 years from the date of creation to protect confidentiality. After 30 years, minutes may be consulted in the Special Collections Reading Room but users are asked to sign a Data Protection declaration form in relation to any personal data contained within the minutes.

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