The Parish of St John The Divine, Acklington
Minutes of the Annual Parochial Church Meeting
of St John The Divine, Acklington held on Sunday
19th March 2017 and beginning at 11.50 am.
01. Present: Revd Mike Dent, John Davison,
June Davison, Barbara Lamb, Audrey Lamb, Joan
Davison, Moira Peden, Bill Rowntree, Fran Dent,
Vera Taylor, Mary Guy, Margaret Hammond, Keith
Bell, Janet Bell, Barbara Cock, Flora Steele,
Derek Steele, Shirley Rowntree, Jim Renton, Val
Sharp, Joyce Aynsley and Peter Wright
02. Opening Prayer: Opening prayers had
been given at the end of the morning service.
03. Apologies: Revd June Barras, Myra
Johnson and Bill Johnson
04. Vestry Meeting:
William Rowntree was re-elected as church warden
- proposed by Barbara Lamb and seconded by John
Peter Wright volunteered to become the second
warden and his offer was accepted unanimously by
those present. Proposed by John Davison and
seconded by Margaret Hammond.
Many thanks offered to Bill and Shirley for
their time and commitment to the church.
05. Minutes of the Annual Parochial Church
The 2016 minutes were accepted the minutes as a
true record, proposed by Mary Guy and seconded
by Flora Steele. Signed by the vicar.
06. Matters arising: None
07. Presentation of the Accounts-
Accounts had previously been audited, presented
to and accepted by the PCC and circulated to the
congregation. There were no questions for Joan.
08. The Reports-
All reports had been available to the
congregation for them to study before the
meeting and are held on file.
i) A report by the church warden – no questions
ii) A report on the proceedings of the Deanery
Synod – no questions
iii) A report to changes in the church electoral
roll since last APCM –noted increase in numbers
iv) A report from the Events Group- no questions
but congratulations on the successful events
which had been organised
v) A report from the PCC school governor – no
vi) A report from the incumbent - Revd Mike Dent
had presented his report on the ministry of St
John The Divine Acklington during the service.
Bill Rowntree then thanked him and Fran for all
they had done for the church and congregation
during the year. A copy of the vicar’s
report is held on file.
09. The Elections-
Deanery Synod Representatives (2), Moira Peden
and Joyce Aynsley were both willing to continue
in the role
PCC members (8) elected- Joan Davison, John
Davison, June Davison, Barbara Lamb, Audrey
Lamb, Barbara Cock, Val Sharp, one vacancy.
Janet and Keith Bell resigned from the PCC and
they were thanked for their contribution during
their time in office.
Sides Persons elections would be completed at
the next PCC meeting.
Independent Examiner of Accounts- this
appointment would be finalised at the next PCC
meeting but Roger Styring had agreed to continue
in the position.
10. Any other business-
Peter asked if there was to be a cleaning rota
as his wife, Maureen, was keen to get involved
and help with such tasks.
11. Closing Prayers-
The Revd. Mike Dent led closing prayers and the
Annual Parochial Church Meeting ended at 12.10