Minutes of Parochial Church Council Meeting on
16th March 2016- at the home of Moira Peden
Present: Revd Mike Dent, Moira Peden, John
Davison, June Davison, Joan Davison, Audrey
Lamb, Barbara Lamb,
Bill Rowntree, Janet Bell and Keith Bell.
1. Welcome- by Chair Revd. Mike Dent and a
thank you to Moira for her continued
2. Opening Prayers- led by Revd. Mike Dent.
3. Apologies – Barbara Cock, Christine
Shield and Joyce Aynsley.
4. Minutes of the last meeting – accepted as
a true record and signed.
5. Matters arising from minutes- covered in
6. Correspondences- a draft timetable of
Bishop Christine’s visit in June was circulated.
‘Adding Value’, a leaflet which aims to explain
how the parish share is used. Mike also pointed
out that we are the only deanery in the diocese
to have paid 100% of our parish share for the
last two years and that we are being held up as
a good example to others.
• Warden – thanked John for helping with the
wording for the lych gate plaque which has now
been ordered. Bill explained that the tiles
beside the altar are slowly having the polish
removed. Mr and Mrs Little have been awarded the
contract to maintain the churchyard at a cost of
£1512 for 18 x 8 hour visits. As a result of
this much increased cost it was decided that the
Parish Council should be approached for an
increase in the annual amount they donate.
• Treasurer - Income
Normal weekly income – plate/envelopes/donations
Tax rebate £1750.83 (2015)
Christine’s Palm Crosses £14.60
100 club £630
Burial of Ashes – Mary Vickers £111
Hayes and Finch £138.92 + £35 = £173.92
Churchyard bin £28
NPower 1st quarter £82.06
NE Fire Ltd (extinguisher service) £48
• DBS- nothing to report
• Events – this coming Saturday’s event (Eggstraordinary
Spring Fair) is in hand.
Afternoon Tea is being advertised in the
ACT is holding an event on the Saturday before
our planned summer fair to mark the Queen’s 90th
birthday and there was much discussion about
cancelling the 11th June and providing
refreshments for this earlier celebration. The
final decision is to be left to the events
committee, but the PCC were more in favour of
joining with ACT and having a tombola, bottle
stall and cake stall. Mike then suggested we
could hold some other fund raiser in the
vicarage to help make up any short fall this
8. Vicar’s slot- Revd June Barras is to be
invited to be an ex-officio member of the PCC as
she is now our village hall representative.
The APCM is this Sunday and Mike is concerned
that not having enough volunteers to fill all
the necessary posts could result in making us
vulnerable and trigger a summons from the
archdeacon. It is also felt that Bill is being
expected to take on too much by himself.
9. Any other business – John has been given
a large quantity of quiz material and has used
it to produce a selection of quizzes for
10. Date of next meeting – arranged 25th May
2016 at 2pm
11. Closing prayers – the meeting closed at