PCC MINUTES  25th March 2015


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 hospitality.

02 - Opening Prayers led by Revd Mike Dent.

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 the PCC.
Thanks to Barbara Lamb for agreeing to be the Secretary.
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 offered.
Independent Auditor - Roger Styring.
DBS officer- Janet Bell with the help of John Davison.
School Governor - Barbara Lamb.
Village Hall Rep - query if Pat Hawkins wishes to continue

PCC Members
Bill Rowntree
Barbara Lamb
Audrey Lamb
Barbara Cock
John Davison
June Davison
Keith Bell
Janet Bell
Joan Davison
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 Action.

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 Easter activities.

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 Peden.

PCC meetings schedule-
22nd July, 2015
23rd September, 2015
24th November, 2015

07 - Closing Prayer:  led by the Revd Mike Dent.