During this session we will hear updates on our finances and pensions, appoint our Treasurer and vote on changing the legal status of BUGB.  Papers and information relating to these areas of the AGM, together with our Annual Report, are available below:

CIO Status 

Click here for Formal Notice of the Resolutions for approval at Assembly, along with the following supporting documents:

Full details of the CIO process can be found here.  There will be a short informal Q&A session on the CIO process at Baptist Assembly from 09.45 - 10.15. This session is open to everyone and is an opportunity to raise any questions you may have. 

Pension Scheme

A new 'Family Solution' has been agreed that seeks to substantially reduce the deficit in the Baptist Pension Scheme (the Scheme). The Family Solution follows lengthy and detailed negotiations between the Pension Trustee and the BPS Employers Group (acting on behalf of the Baptist Union of Great Britain (BUGB) and the other scheme employers).

Click here for more detail about the key features of the Family Solution.

Annual Report 

The Baptist Union’s strategy is ‘Growing healthy churches in relationship for God’s mission’ which guides our all of our plans and activities.  Each year we publish our annual report, which provides an opportunity to review what has happened in the past year and look ahead to our plans for the future. 

Click here to download the 2017 report, on the theme of 'Beacons of Prayer'.

Delegate Voting

Voting Cards are not issued to Delegates. Votes will be taken on a show of hands of those present and eligible to vote.

Churches are encouraged to appoint delegates to the Assembly - all churches are entitled to send at least one delegate to the Assembly, and ministers in categories 1, 2 and 3 of the Accredited Register are also eligible to vote.  For more information on who can vote at Assembly please see the BUGB constitution.

Minutes of BUGB AGM 2017

Click here for minutes of the AGM held in Harrogate on 13 May 2017.