Parochial Church Council Meeting on 21st March
2019 - held at 20 Acklington Village
Moira Peden, John Davison, June Davison, Joan
Davison, Barbara Lamb, Audrey Lamb, Bill
Rowntree, Val Sharp, Barbara Cock and Peter
1) Welcome -
John welcomed those present and thanked Moira
for her continued hospitality.
2) Opening Prayers - John offered the
3) Apologies – Shirley Rowntree, Rev June
Barras and Rev Christine Shield.
4) Appointment of Officers -
Chairman – John Davison – proposed Moira
Peden, seconded Peter Wright
Barbara Lamb – proposed Barbara Cock,
seconded Bill Rowntree
Joan Davison – proposed Peter Wright,
seconded Barbara Lamb
Officer – Barbara Lamb – proposed Val Sharp,
seconded Joan Davison. (The file will be
kept in church)
Officer – Janet Bell – proposed Bill
Rowntree, seconded Audrey Lamb
Officer – Janet Bell – proposed Barbara
Cock, seconded Joan Davison
Representative – Mary Guy – proposed June
Davison, seconded John Davison
Committee – vicar (or John Davison in their
absence), treasurer and church warden.
Secretary will be included if needed.
representative – Peter Wright is happy to
continue in the roll if and when any
meetings are called.
Other members can be co-opted onto the PCC
and John is to put such an invitation onto
the Redemptorist sheet.
5) Minutes of
the last meeting accepted as a true record –
proposed Bill Rowntree and seconded by Peter
Wright. They were then signed.
6) Matters arising from minutes -
• Peter is still trying to locate the school
honours board. JCSC don’t know where it is so
the next line of enquiry is Woodhorn and if they
don’t know of its whereabouts Peter will try
• Peter sent a letter to the chimney sweep about
our dissatisfaction at the work done at the end
of 2018. Although the sweep has apologies he
won’t give any kind of refund as he felt he had
spent a lot of money on scaffolding and a
specialist ladder and because he felt he’d done
a good job. He has offered to do a free chimney
cleaning next time, but the PCC felt they would
far sooner ask Matthew Currie to do the honours.
It was also recorded that Matthew received a £50
M&S for all his help and he was suitably
• Peter has contacted the Parish Council and
offered to attend forthcoming meetings to help
organise a suitable celebration to mark the 80th
anniversary of the beginning of WW2.
7) Correspondence -
Our curch warden has received a 'visitation
of the archdeacon' questionnaire. Amongst other
things this asks if the PCC have a policy about
the various collections made in church. It also
invited if Peter to attend church warden
training and gives a selection of dates for his
to be enrolled into his position.
8) Reports -
• Warden - Peter explained that little has
happened since the annual meeting. However, we
need to be aware that he will be at a family
wedding over the Easter period so will need to
ensure there is cover in place. It was suggested
he reported this to the clergy to see what help
they could offer.
He repeated the information about the ‘new
vicars’ visit and interviews. One is at present
a sub dean at Wakefield Cathedral, one an
experienced parish priest from near Birmingham
and the third a sub dean and chaplain at St.
Paul’s Cathedral. John Davison and Joan Davison
should be getting invitations to the evening
meet and greet but John won’t be able to attend.
Rob, Cynthia and Peter (church wardens) will be
at the actual interviews and Peter will use
ideas for questions previously suggested by the
Hayes & Finch wafers 24.44
Matthew Curry voucher 50.00
Village Hall 60.00
Grass bins x2 80.00
Insurance two months 449.80
Electric -6/2/19 17.68
Tax rebate 2018 1429.32
100 Club-ongoing 460.00
Coffee Morning (16/2/19) 384.60
• Deanery Synod Representative - no meeting
• Village Hall Representative - nothing to
• Safeguarding Officer - nothing to report
• Ecclesiastical Issues - no representative
9) Fund Raising –
Hot Tap Splutters booked for May 18th with doors
opening at 7.30pm.
Summer Fair 15th June 11am-1pm
10) Any Other Business -
Revd June Barras has given Bill’s phone number
for the contact for Christian Aid week. He has
agreed to put envelopes at back of church and
then return any monies after the week.
11) Date of Next Meeting - 23rd May
1.30pm at Moira’s
12) Closing Prayer – The grace was
shared. Meeting closed at 2.40pm.