In the Church of Ireland, those members over 18 and who subscribe to Parish funds can, if they sign what is called the Register of Vestry Members, attend and vote at the annual business meeting – held around Easter time and therefore referred to as the Easter Vestry.
At that annual business meeting an election is held to appoint 12 people who will deal with the business affairs of the parish for the following 12 months. Those elected are referred to as the Select Vestry. The annual accounts are also presented at the Easter Vestry and often various leaders will give an update on their area of activity. From time to time other voting takes place to elect people to represent the Parish in the wider church and to elect people who will, should the rector move on, be involved in the appointment of a successor.
The register will be open only for the month of February for anyone who would like to add their name and be eligible to take part in the Easter Vestry meeting. It will be available at the back of the church every Sunday and at other times as arranged with the wardens. The date of the Easter Vestry meeting will be Tuesday, 9th April at 7:30pm beginning in the church with a short service of Holy Communion followed by the meeting in the parish room immediately afterwards.
For more details on the Easter Vestry see the Connor Diocesan Regulations by following this link - Regulations