Minutes of Parochial Church Council Meeting
on 25th March, 2015- at the home of Moira Peden
Present: Revd Mike Dent, Moira Peden,
John Davison, June Davison, Caron Torbohm, Joan
Davison, Audrey Lamb, Barbara Lamb, Bill
Rowntree, Janet Bell, Keith Bell, Barbara Cock
and Joyce Aynsley.
01 - Welcome by Revd Mike Dent and
a thank you to Moira for her continued
02 - Opening Prayers led by Revd
03 - Apologies: Pat Hawkins
04 - Election of Representatives
Lay Chairman - John Davison
Secretary - Barbara Lamb, proposed by Moira
Peden and seconded by John Davison
Thanks to Caron and Derek for their support of
Thanks to Barbara Lamb for agreeing to be the
DBS (Debarring Service) needs to be on the PCC
agenda at very meeting. John Davison currently
the DBS Officer, Janet Bell offered to help with
attending Safeguarding meetings and with the
work of the Officer.
Treasurer - Joan Davison - thanks and kisses.
Gift Aid - Janet Bell - thanks offered.
Electoral Roll Officer - Flora Steele - thanks
Independent Auditor - Roger Styring.
DBS officer- Janet Bell with the help of John
School Governor - Barbara Lamb.
Village Hall Rep - query if Pat Hawkins wishes
Moira Peden and Joyce Aynsley (ex officio)
05 - Open Forum
Keith shared information around a discussion
with Roger Styring about toilet facilities in
church, discussion if he (Roger) could be
co-opted on to the PCC. Mike will invite
Roger to the next meeting.
Mike told the PCC that a Mission Statement and
Mission Action Plan needed for the next year.
Mission Action Plan- 2/3 things that we would
like to achieve in the next 3-4 years.
Previous Mission statement-
‘To spread the gospel in this community as best
as we are able’
John Davison read out some examples from the
internet. PCC members are happy to keep the
previous statement, Mike wondered if this could
be put on the prayer sheets.
Mission Action Plan- radiators/ Lytch Gate/
toilet/ kitchen (plumbing)/ increased
congregation/ more children in church.
Mike commented on the policy document- Reform
and Renewal to try combat falling congregation
numbers and an ageing population in church.
There will be an increase in ordination and the
Clergy will have a more administrative role with
Stipends conducting services. Church services
may not happen every week.
Joan passed Mike a letter about available
Mission funds for each benefice.
Bishop Franks’ wife, Allison to be the new
Bishop of Hull.
‘Dream the dream’ next 3-5 years of Mission in
Bill wondered about utilising the bottom area of
the church for events, functions. John Davison
commented that the Village hall can be continued
to use as a venue.
John Davison wondered if the school children
could be invited to the Sunday morning services.
Flyers to be circulated.
Barbara Lamb will speak to school about the
Mike wondered if getting the church to be warmer
should be a major priority.
Music Licence - is this required if we continue
to use the village hall?
06 - Date and time of the next meeting:
Wednesday 27th May, 2015 at the home of Moira
PCC meetings schedule-
22nd July, 2015
23rd September, 2015
24th November, 2015
07 - Closing Prayer: led by
the Revd Mike Dent.