PCC met at All Saints Church, Viney Hill on
All members present. The meeting opened in prayer.
Parish Action Plan: Parish Directory – A draft copy was discussed. The final version should be available by the end of July. Mandy Boulton was thanked for all her work on this and Pauline Watkins for offering to proof read the booklet.
Safeguarding – Members of the PCC, Visitors Group, Lay Ministers and Open the Book attended a Diocesan Safeguarding Training Course at the end of May. The next is on 20th September at English Bicknor Village Hall for those who still need to attend.
Viney Hill Christian Adventure Centre Parish Trustee – Fred Bancroft was elected to take this role over from Philippa.
Community – The children’s
playground at Yorkley Community Centre is nearing completion.
Concern was raised about the lack of a post-box in Whitecroft, but it is understood this is being dealt with.
Sustainability - what to expect in the Vacancy period. LIFE Vision - this will need to feed into the process of discerning the way forward.
Correspondence: a letter was received from Dorothy and Arnold Basson gifting the Flower Festival figures, accessories and research to the church. This was gratefully received with many thanks to them.
Electoral Roll: now up to 116 members.
Treasurer’s Report: the accounts are in good order.
Reports: All Saints: the Bat Licence has been approved, but work is limited
to September and October. Tenders have gone out. Our contribution of £10,000
should pay for the new guttering.
Deanery Synod Report – an example of shared ministry was given as part of the LIFE vision
Social and Fundraising: The Flower Festival was a great success with £2195 being raised. . It was decided not to hold a Harvest Supper this year. Other events - 23rd July Tea on the Lawn takes place; 28th August Parkend Carnival followed by a Bring and Share BBQ at 5.00 pm at St Paul’s.
9th September a history of the life of Gypsy Petulengro at All Saints
2nd December Christmas Fayre– new ideas are needed for this.
Date of next PCC
meeting – 5th September at
The meeting closed with the Grace.
PCC met at at the Vicarage on
10 members were present with 2 apologies. The meeting opened in prayer.
Parish Action Plan:
Safeguarding- DBS checks are being kept up to date. Those attending the Worship Leaders
course need a DBS check if they haven’t one with us already.
They also need to attend Safeguarding Training Course.
Diocesan Vision – LIFE (Leadership, Imagination, Faith and Engagement ) The PCC agreed to
concentrate particularly on Leadership and on Prayer
Sustainable Ministry – Five people have been put forward for the Lay Worship Leaders course
which now starts on Thursday 9th March.
the March meeting.
– all places of worship are vulnerable.
Ways of being vigilant were discussed.
received about ordering the Real Easter Eggs.
Boxes and Water Aid Jars will be available for church members.
Electoral Roll: 110 members Revision of the Roll is due and notices will be displayed between
19th February and 4th of March.
AGM/APCM: The agenda was discussed. The Deanery Synod members need to be elected for a
new three year term,
Treasurer’s Report: Giving is down, although some generous gift aided donations mean that we have finished the year reasonably well.
Christmas charity donations were £245 for the Children’s Society from the Christingle Service.
£629 from other services of which £150 to be shared between Shelter for Homeless Children,
GARAS and the remainder shared between the two churches. The donations for the Christmas
Card will be given to Forest Pulse which helps
disabled children locally.
be paid out for a bat
19th February with donations for the Roof Fund and, when appropriate, for flowers for Easter, the Flower festival and Christmas. The counting and recording of monies was considered.
Church Wardens’ Reports:All Saints’: the correct sized porch tiles are proving difficult to find.
We are waiting for the architect’s plans for the for the porch roofs.
Christians Together: - Dates of events and services were shared.
- Lent Lunches will be held
on each Saturday in March, beginning
– 2nd April,
PCC met at the
Parish Action Plan: Safeguarding – Risk Assessment Reports were approved for Family Services, Children’s Activities and TChurch@3.
Families - The possibility of employing a 0.5 Families/Youth Worker has been put on hold as financially unviable at the moment.
Diocesan Vision - LIFE (Leadership, Imagination, Faith and Engagement). The PCC undertook an exercise on the results of the Conversations held locally earlier this year to see what we did well and what needed improvement. This was most helpful and will be continued at the next meeting.
Sustainable Ministry – Four people have agreed to do the Lay Worship Leaders Course which will be run at All Saints, Viney Hill on Wednesday afternoons from 11 January numbers permitting.
from the Minutes:
Advent Calendars have been purchased and will be given to regularly
church families. Toilet Twinning: our toilets are twinned with a school
Electoral Roll: 110 members.
Treasurer’s Report: A new
has been opened for the roof repairs at All Saints with
£3014 transferred into
it. Income over the past two years has been stable, but we cannot
our current income. We
need to raise
about £7000 for the All Saints Roof Repair Fund. Parish Share has
increased by £2,467 p.a. Our Direct Debit will be raised by £1250
twelve months and aim to pay the remainder at the end of the year.
set by the PCC were each raised by £5. Half of
All Saints - a bat survey has
taken place and an asbestos test is to be carried out shortly. Quotes
are awaited for the roof
work. It is aimed to complete the porch floor tiles by Christmas.
– Chris Witham has
been appointed as Lay Chair and thanks were given to Steve Grindrod for
years of service. Rachel Howie, Diocesan Director of Education gave an
interesting talk on work
Together – Events next year at Yorkley
Community Centre will include a Barn
Dance, a summer
the Christmas Fayre planning is going well. A Twelfth Night
Celebration will take place at
of next PCC
meeting - Tuesday 30 January 2017,
at the Vicarage.
PCC met at
present with 1 apology. The meeting opened in prayer.
there are people to help, but unfortunately lifts cannot be offered in the same way as before.
Friends – a newsletter will continue to be sent out annually at renewal.
Safeguarding; – policies were approved and will be kept in the church vestries. Updated
safeguarding notices will be displayed on the main notice boards.
Families: - Messy Church in August, the Baptism Praise Party in September and the Harvest
Festival Services were well attended. Possible funding for a Families/Youth Worker was discussed.
Diocesan Vision: – all conversation results were submitted and a first draft of the
vision shared. The official launch will be at a party on 26 November from
at Francis Close Hall,
Ministry: – Sunday
Praise Services led by Lay Ministers assisted by a member of
early next year.
Parish Directory: Church members are to be consulted next year.
Electoral Roll: 109 members.
Treasurer’s Report: £11,739 is currently available, which is £1,698 above expenditure.
A new account has been opened for the roof repairs at All Saints’. £170 has been raised by donations
for the Toilet Twinning Scheme with thanks. £70 is to be added to this from the £194 raised at the
Harvest Supper to buy a block of toilets, costing £240. £50 is also to be given to the Trussell Trust
(Food Bank) and £73 to Farm Africa. Half of Christmas service collections are to go to Shelter for
Homeless Children, and the Christingle Service collection will go to the Children’s Society.
completed next year. The new path from the car park has been completed with thanks to Ken and Trevor.
site visit is being arranged with the DAC re
the porch roofs.
church roof. Advice has been sought from the Chancellor over a concern in the churchyard.
Christians Together: – Rev Marigold Taylor is retiring at the end of this year. We have really
appreciated her help with children’s and school work.
on the Lawn at
Stall and the Harvest Supper. The next event is the Christmas Fayre on 3 December at Yorkley
Community Centre. Help is needed with the raffle and ticket sales.
Date of next PCC meeting - Tuesday 22 November at 2.30 pm at the Vicarge.