Parochial Church Council Meeting on 24th January
2019 - held at 20 Acklington Village
Present: Moira Peden, John Davison, Joan
Davison, Barbara Lamb, Bill Rowntree, Val Sharp,
Barbara Cock and Peter Wright.
1. Welcome - John welcomed those who
could attend and thanked Moira for her continued
2. Opening Prayers - Bill offered the
3. Apologies – June Davison, Shirley
Rowntree, Revd June Barras, Revd Christine
Shield and Audrey Lamb.
4. Minutes of the last meeting - accepted
as a true record and signed
5. Matters arising from minutes -
Point 5 – Peter is still trying to locate the
school honours board.
Point 10 – Bill assured us that the prayer lists
were in hand.
6. Correspondence -
Thank you sent to Inglenook for the cheese and
wine afternoon they hosted.
Apologies email received from Rev June Barras
explaining she will be unable to attend meetings
or services for the foreseeable future.
Peter read the response form the Parish Council
to our letter about the lack of representation
at the Remembrance Service. They were obviously
not impressed with the correspondence but as a
result Peter has proposed he will attend a
Parish Council meeting and liaise with them to
organise a service towards the end of this year
to mark the 80th anniversary of the beginning of
WW2. All present felt his was a splendid idea as
we need to keep close ties with the Parish
Joan had various correspondences including
thanks from the Children’s Society for the
Christingle money, a run down of the 2019 budget
from the Diocese, a credit letter from Npower
and reimbursement for the expenses of visiting
• Wardens – Bill explained that an advert for a
new vicar has been placed, shortlisting will
take place at the end of March, interviews to be
11/4/19 and hopefully an appointment made before
the end of April.
The chimney is now sorted thanks hugely to the
efforts of Matthew Curry. The PCC decided that
he was to be given a £50 M&S voucher along with
the boxes of biscuits Bill has already bought.
Matthew is to be asked if he will take on the
annual task of checking the chimney. Peter is to
write to the chimney sweep to explain the
difficulties we had after his three visits and
to try and recoup some of the expenses he
Thanks to the wardens for all they do to keep
church running smoothly.
• Treasurer- Joan presented the annual accounts.
She went through the main points and answered
any questions. Adoption of the accounts was
proposed by Moira, seconded by Peter and
unanimously agreed by the rest of the PCC.
Special thanks go to John for continuing to play
the organ free of charge. Thank go to Roger
Styring for auditing the accounts and for
refusing payment for all the photocopying he
Boiler service 2017/18 291.50
Grass cutting 360.00
Quota (final payment) 5000.00
Normal direct debits
Numerous contra transactions
Fair stall (v.hall) 48.20
Extra Autumn Fair 5.00
Wine and cheese 237.00
Christingle (contra) 61.75
• Deanery Synod Representative- no meeting
• Village Hall Representative- nothing to report
• Safeguarding Officer- nothing to report
• Ecclesiastical Issues- no representative
8. Fund Raising –100 club numbers are now
February Coffee Morning proposed for Saturday
16th 10 till 12. Same stalls as last year.
9. Any Other Business - the Parish
Profile needs slight alterations – the school
had to be removed and Mr Styring is now Lay
Canon Roger Styring.
Bill then announced that he would be stepping
down from his position as church warden as of
the AGM. This was something of a surprise so
little was said other than for members to
express their understanding and many thanks for
all Bill has done.
10. Date of Next Meeting - AGM Sunday
Next PCC meeting Thursday 21st March 1.30pm at
11. Closing Prayer – the grace was
shared. Meeting closed at 2.45pm.