The Parish of St John The Divine, Acklington
Minutes of the Annual Parochial Church Meeting
of St John The Divine, Acklington held on Sunday
18th March 2018
01. Present: John Davison, June Davison,
Barbara Lamb, Joan Davison, Bill Rowntree, Vera
Taylor, Mary Guy, Barbara Cock, Flora Steele,
Derek Steele, Shirley Rowntree, Peter Wright,
Myra Johnson and Bill Johnson.
02. Opening Prayer: John led the prayer.
03. Apologies: Revd
June Barras, Moira Peden and Audrey Lamb
04. Vestry Meeting:
William Rowntree and Peter Wright were
happy to continue in their role as church warden
and had completed the necessary forms.
Many thanks offered to Bill and Peter for their
time and commitment to the church since the last
05. Minutes of the Annual Parochial Church
The 2017 minutes were accepted the minutes
as a true record. Signed by John Davison.
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 but she was keen to explain
why we were over £1,000 down.
• Heating had nearly doubled and lighting up by
• Insurance is now paid monthly rather than in
• Gutter repairs were £1600
• Quinquennial report cost £606
• We have purchased enough candles for the next
• Mike and Fran’s leaving cost £255
• We hadn’t received anything for the Parish
Council at the time of auditing
• Special mention to go to Roger Styring for
auditing accounts and John Davison for being our
organist, neither of whom accept any payment for
their services. Also special mention to
Bill Rowntree for donating £616 paper round
08. The Reports-
(a) a report on changes in the church
electoral roll since the last APCM- Flora
Steele has given the responsibility to Barbara
Lamb. There are now 62 on roll.
(b) a report on the proceedings of the PCC
and the activities of the
parish generally- as we have no vicar John
Davison gave a report which is available on
(c) a report on the numbers giving gift aid
and covenants- 23 gift aid and 4 planned giving.
(d) a report by churchwardens upon the fabric,
goods and ornaments of the church- a copy
was circulated with minutes and is available on
(e) a report on the proceedings of the
Deanery Synod- as Moira Peden is in hospital
at the moment there wasn’t a report but the PCC
have had feedback during the year
(f) a report from the Safeguarding Officer-
there wasn’t an annual report but no incidents
have been recorded to the PCC during the year.
09. The Elections-
Deanery Synod Representatives (2), Moira
Peden is willing to continue in the roll and
Peter Wright has agreed to be the second member.
PCC members (8) elected- Joan Davison, John
Davison, June Davison, Barbara Lamb, Audrey
Lamb, Barbara Cock, Val Sharp and Shirley
Sides Persons election 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-
The next PCC would be held in church at
1.30pm on Wednesday 21st March
11. Closing Prayers-
John led closing prayers and the Annual
Parochial Church Meeting ended at 12.20 pm.