The Parish of St John The Divine, Acklington
Minutes of the Annual Parochial Church meeting
of St John The Divine, Acklington held on Sunday
22nd and beginning at 11.50 am.
Present: Revd Mike Dent, Caron Torbohm, John
Davison, June Davison, Barbara Lamb, Audrey
Lamb, Joan Davison, Ingo Torbohm, Moira Peden,
Pat Hawkins, Bill Rowntree, Fran Dent, Jackie
Taylor, Vera Taylor, Mary Guy, Margaret Hammond,
David Bradbrooke, Keith Bell, Janet Bell,
Barbara Cock, Flora Steele, Derek Steele.
01. Opening Prayer: Opening prayers were
led by the Revd. Mike Dent
02. Apologies: Shirley Rowntree, Robyn
Rowntree and Joyce Aynsley.
03. Vestry Meeting
Churchwarden William Rowntree was re-elected
again in the absence of any other nominations.
William Rowntree - proposed by Pat Hawkins and
seconded by Joan Davison.
Notice given that Pat Hawkins wished to stand
down as churchwarden, thanks proposed for all
she has done in her term of office.
No other candidates offered to stand in as
another warden; Mike feels this will not look
good within the Diocese.
Thanks offered to Bill for his time and
commitment to the church.
04. Minutes of the Annual Parochial Church
The Revd. Mike Dent read out the minutes from
the last APCM held on 9th March, 2014 in church.
A unanimous show of hands accepted the minutes
as a true record, proposed by Bill Rowntree and
seconded by Barbara Lamb.
05. Matters arsing: None
06. Presentation of the Accounts
The PCC have already accepted the accounts as
correct in their last PCC meeting.
07. The Reports
(a) Electoral Roll- not to be renewed until
(b) APCM report on proceedings of the PCC- John
Davison commented on Caron standing down.
(c) Report on the numbers giving Gift Aid and
(d) Report by the churchwardens on the fabric,
goods and ornaments of the church in good order,
no report supplied.
(e) Report of the Deanery Synod- copy of the
(f) Report on the proceedings of the Local
Ministry Development Group- copy of the report
(g) Report by the PCC School Governor
representative on the activities of the village
school- copy of the report attached.
(h) Report from the Sunday school leaders- no
report as no Sunday school activity at the
(i) Events group report- £4,797.95 in funds
raised, group thanked for their magnificent
Revd. Mike Dent presented his report on the
ministry of St John The Divine Acklington; John
Davison proposed a vote of thanks.
08. The Elections
Deanery Synod Representatives (2), Moira Peden
and Joyce Aynsley.
PCC members (9) elected. Derek Steele
standing down, Barbara Cock and Audrey Lamb
offered to join the PCC.
Sides Persons all re-elected.
Independent Examiner of Accounts - Roger Styring
09. Any other business
Mary Guy proposed thanks for the Flower rota and
Margaret Hammondís efforts in the organisation.
John Davison thanked the vicar for his
comprehensive report and all his good work.
10. Closing Prayers
The Revd. Mike Dent led closing prayers and the
Annual Parochial Church Meeting ended at 12.45