Published by Tom McGowan on Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:23

The PCC met this week, and started as always with a contribution from Pete Brown: “I don’t know what Armageddon means, but it’s not the end of the world” followed by groans all round.

After prayer and dwelling in the word, we then spent much of the meeting dealing with preparation for Phil’s departure. We discussed a PCC away day in May to discuss where we are as a church, and where we see ourselves moving forward and how this impacts on how we advertise for a new vicar. It’s clear this will be a process over the next few months. We also discussed the practical arrangements for time after Phil’s departure, with visiting clergy, organisational practicalities and trying to ensure the website is in top shape before then. We also hope once the website is up to date it should be able to restart email newsletters without too much difficulty.

We also discussed a meeting with the diocese regarding our parish share payments (which covers the costs of the central church including vicars salaries, pensions, central support etc) and an update to the church’s safeguarding policy – this will start to cover regular hirers of the church hall by next year.

We heard about the progress on the redevelopment of the church hall, with work hoping to commence on the back hall in May.

Finally we discussed the AGM on 28th April, with 4 PCC places open for election this year, with 2 of us standing for re-election. Hope to see as many of you there as can make it!

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