Parish Council functions under the Chairmanship of the Senior Minister as a body of elders, for governance of the Parish. At Figtree, Parish Council is made up of 9 Councillors and 3 Wardens, with their main purpose to:
The Wardens are also responsible for administering the financial and property affairs of the church.
Five nominators are elected each year. In the event that the Rector retires his position, the role of the nominators is to source potential candidates to fill the vacancy and provide their recommendations to the Archbishop for his consideration. The Archbishop is responsible for appointing the Rector to a Parish. The Parish, through the Nominators, can only make recommendations.
The Synod is the annual gathering of representatives of the churches of the Diocese with the Archbishop. The Synod meets to consider matters affecting the order and good government of the Diocese. Our Parish have 2 representatives who attend and participate in Synod meetings on behalf of our Parish.