Minutes of Parochial Church Council Meeting on 12th
November, 2014- at the home of Moira Peden
Present: Revd Mike Dent, Moira Peden, John
Davison, June Davison, Caron Torbohm, Joan Davison,
Derek Steele, Barbara Lamb, Bill Rowntree, Joyce Aynsley,
Janet and Keith Bell.
01. Welcome by Chair Revd Mike Dent and a thank
you to Moira for her continued hospitality.
02. Opening Prayers led by Revd Mike Dent.
03. Apologies: Pat Hawkins
04. Minutes of the last meeting: Caron
highlighted that she had not put Traceys surname
correctly as Shawn and that a letter had been sent to
the Parish Council not the PCC.
05. Matters arising:
John Davison highlighted from the last minutes that
Pat Hawkins did not appear under 03. Apologies.
John Davison commented on the entry that Mike would
write a letter re: Parish Share, nothing has happened as
yet. Mike says St Lawrence, Warkworth have offered to
support St John The Divine.
John Davison queried a joint benefice parish share.
07. Reports, John Davison highlighted that the date of
the Christmas Fair had changed to 8/11/14.
John Davison commented that Traceys surname should be
War Memorial Trust- John Davison has received
information emailed originally to Ken Denholm. The
letter received is a pre-application plan, John Davison
shared the contents of the letter with PCC members
present. Discussion took place among PCC members about
the War Memorial as donations to the fund for the Lych
gate have already been received.
John Davison expressed his thoughts on the Lych Gate,
due to the previous structural reports in 2011, the work
of Ken and Margaret Denholm and commemoration of WW1 in
2018 we have 4 years to save up funds towards the
restoration of the Lych Gate. The church funds have
currently £1500 in donations towards the work.
John Davison queried if the PCC would agree to
complete the structural work advised in the Quinquennial
Report of 2011.
It was agreed by the PCC that Joan Davison would bank
the donations already received.
John Davison if agreed by the PCC will look at the
grant from the War Memorial Fund and the documentation,
examine the process and it may be necessary to do the
work advised by the Quinquennial Report of 2011.
Grass cutting- there has currently been no response
from the Parish Council.
John Davison wanted the last minutes to identify that
the commemoration kneelers had been done by Barbara Lamb
and June Barras, not June Davison as there had been some
confusion in the village community.
Letter of thanks received by the Treasurer, Joan
Davison for donations raised for the Syria Appeal.
Churchwardens- nothing to report.
Income- 3 Christenings, total of £286.72 in plate
collections. Christmas Fair net profit- £905.11.
Expenditure- Syria/ Middle East Appeal- £80/ Pansy
Plants- £60/ Insurance- Sept- £541.57/ Oct- £541.57- now
paid up for 2014. Quota left to pay- £3000.
Events Group- Janet Bell reported that the last two
events have been very successful due to the help
received. The next two events will be the Cribs in
Church and cheese and wine at Inglenook. John Davison
thanked the Events Group on behalf of the PCC for the
successful Christmas Fair.
Mike mentioned that a Memory Christmas Tree will be
placed in church during the festive period.
Cheese and wine event at Inglenook, donations will be
for the church and school.
Christmas card competition- Mike has already written
to both schools.
School Governor- nothing to report.
08. Vicars Slot: Mike asked PCC members to give
some thought towards the New Year about the Local
Ministry Development Group, a sub group of the PCC to
consider a Mission Statement and a Ministerial
Developmental Review. The PCC need to consider a mission
action plan for the next 3-5 years to consider 2-3 areas
for consideration, change and improvement. Mike
mentioned usage of the Sunday school area, different
types of services in church. The idea is to do small
09. Any other business:
Carol Service will be after the Cribs in Church at
4.30 pm on 13th December, 2014.
Midnight Service- John Davison requested that the
sound system be used for the service.
Reading List was discussed.
10. Date and time of the next meeting: Wednesday
28th January, 2015 at the home of Moira Peden.
11. Closing Prayer: led by the Revd. Mike Dent.