Parochial Church Council
MINUTES OF A MEETING OF THE PCC
Held Monday 29th April 2019 19:30 at Memorial Hall Rode
The Rector chaired the meeting.
The Rector opened in Prayer
Susie Filkins lead the PCC in “Dwelling in the Word” using Luke 10 v 1-12 and members shared responses, points and questions.
1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
* Barbara Day
John Flindall *
Sharman Flindall *
Rachel Feilden *
David Lockley *
Mary Morrison *
Sally Pickett *
Bob Hill *
* Most of the absence was due to members attending Diocesan Safeguarding training taking place at the same time.
The PCC also noted that Guy Hungerford may be appointed as chapel warden for Farleigh Hungerford.
Rev Caroline Walker
Helen Curwen (in the place of Rachel Feilden)
12 of possible 25 (Quorum requires 9)
a) PMC (Partners in Missional Church)
Susie Filkins gave and update on progress the details of which are shown in Appendix A.
She drew the meeting particular attention to the Timeline event on Sunday May 26th
The timeline board will be put up in Norton St Philip church at least a week in advance so that people who are going to be away may have an opportunity to make their contributions.
b) House for Duty Rural Pioneer Post
The Rector reported she was still waiting on a response from the Archdeacon of Wells.
However, she reported that yesterday she had a meeting with Bishop Ruth and the Diocesan Director of Training to discuss the possible opportunity of a curate post in HV.
The meeting expressed their support and proposed that
“The PCC support the Rector in exploring the opportunity of a training post in Hardington Vale”
Proposed by Andrew Morrison, seconded by Peter Simper, Passed unanimously.
a) Rector’s Report
The Rector offered a public apology for how she behaved at the APCM. Discussion between the parties have taken place and peace made. She was particularly indebted to the graciousness of Andrew & Mary Morrison. She would value prayers as we work together and go forward.
The Rector presented her report, a copy of which is reproduced in Appendix B
She drew attention to the Archbishops initiative” Thy Kingdom Come” a prayer initiative from May 30 to June 9th Ascension to Pentecost
4. LEGAL COMPLIANCE:
Complying with charity and church law
a) The MINUTES of the PCC meeting held March 4th, 2019 we approved.
Proposed by Chris Todd; seconded by Andy Filkins
b) To elect a Vice Chair of the PCC
Andrew Morrison, being willing to stand again, was elected as Vice-Chair for the year.
Proposed by Chris Todd; seconded by Peter Simper
c) To elect a PCC Secretary
Tony Day, being willing to stand again, was elected as PCC Secretary for the year.
Proposed by Andrew Morrison; seconded by Peter Simper
d) To elect a PCC treasurer
Nick Brown was confirmed as PCC Treasurer for the year.
Proposed by Helen Curwen; seconded by Peter Simper
e) To elect a chair person for the finance committee
Geoff Banwell, being willing to stand again, was elected to chair the Finance Committee for the year.
Proposed by Andrew Morrison seconded by Jo Ellis
f) To elect a Safeguarding Officer
Mary Morrison, being willing to stand again, was elected as PCC Safeguarding Officer for the year.
Proposed by Anne Harkness; seconded by Helen Curwen
g) To elect a Health & Safety Officer
Sharman Flindall, being willing to stand again, was elected as PCC Health & Safety Officer for the year.
Proposed by Chris Todd; seconded by Susie Filkins
h) To confirm appointment of Ros Clark Electoral Roll Officer
Proposed by Tony Day; seconded by Jo Ellis.
i) The meeting received an update on current Roll. The number on the roll has now reached 147
To adopt a new Parish Safeguarding policy
In view of number of people attending the safeguarding course on the same night this item was held over until the next meeting on June 27.
Nothing further to Report since the APCM
7. BUILDINGS AND CHURCHYARDS:
a) St Mary’s Hemington
To approve a recommendation to the Bishop that the church plate associated with the Eucharist in St Mary’s Hemington be, on completion of the transfer of the building to Churches Conservation Trust, moved to and kept in St Philip & St James Norton St Philip.
Proposed by Chris Todd; seconded by Peter Simper
The secretary agreed to contact the churchwardens at NSP to meet with him and Peter Simper to assess what needs to be done.
b) Arrangements for the churchyard at St Mary’s Hemington
As the churchyard is to remain open, it will require maintenance. This will need to be done with the support of the local community. The issue was referred to the next Standing Committee.
c) Transfer of St Mary’s Hemington to CCT – Target Date Sept 8th
No further information to report.
d) Repairs to the wall at St Lawrence Church Rode. Now complete and monies received from insurance. Just chasing driver for policy excess
e) Update on Quinquennials
Farleigh Hungerford – due in 2018. The Rector is to contact Guy Hungerford.
Tellisford Next inspection due 2020. A copy of the updated schedule has been sent to John Flindall.
8. WIDER CHURCH:
– Deanery/Diocese/National Nothing for this meeting
9. HEALTH & SAFETY:
a) Fire drills Churchwardens were asked to get these done.
c) Fire training Sharman Flindall is in contact with our supplier.
10. MATTERS FROM MINUTES OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE:
None this time
A request has been received from Rosemary Yarker for more feedback of PCC meetings to the congregation. It was agreed the secretary should put a copy of the minutes on the website and produce a headline report for the pew sheets after each meeting.
The meeting closed with prayer ay 8:55pm
A J Day
Secretary to the PCC
Date of Next Meeting June 27th Palairet Hall NSP
PARTNERSHIP FOR MISSIONAL CHURCH – Update 29 April 2019
What we’ve done so far
32 face to face interviews
Typed up interview responses and sent responses to Diocesan reading team
Dwelt in the Word in all six churches and documented Insights
Portfolio Data collected (Demographics, deprivation, building use and travel, growth and decline, finance and leadership)
What are we doing next?
United Parish Service 26 May to include a Congregational Timeline exercise
Steering team meet to discuss
- Portfolio data
- Interview responses
- Congregational discovery report
Continue to Dwell in the Word – Luke 10: 1-12
Next Cluster Event 5&6 July
Congregational Spiritual Discernment Day (late summer)
Whole PCC invited to Cluster Event 21 Sept at Bagley, Wedmore BS28 4TG
PCC Away day 2 Nov at Faulkland Village Hall to discuss ‘adaptive missional challenge’
Susie Filkins, Chris Todd, Barbara Day, Fergus Stewart, Andrew Morrison, Heidi Blanchett,
David Lockley, John Flindall
Easter services – well attended – the harvest is plentiful
PMC continuing well
26th May, PMC Time Line Event + Bring and Share lunch
30th May – 9th June, Thy Kingdom Come – Worldwide prayer initiative
2nd June, Rogation Walk Rode – Farleigh Hungerford
3rd June – 13th June, Pentecost Experience in NSP Church and Rode Chapel
6 June 24/24, Prayer in Chapel
30th June, United service Holy Communion Mercy UK NSP – 11am – followed by pub lunch
5th/6th July 2nd, PMC Cluster Event
28th July, Sea Sunday – United Holy Communion – The Revd. Mark Lawson-Jones
South Wales Port Chaplain
10th August, ?? D Day for PMC Data dissemination back to parish – or possibly early Sept
20/21 Sept, 3rd PMC Cluster Event ** All PCC members invited to this for the Saturday 21st and strongly encouraged to attend – lifts can be organised 9.00am – 4pm
27 – 29th Sept, Weekend Away – Sidholme with Revd Canon Andy Bowerman
2nd Nov, PCC Away Day – Faulkland Village Hall 9.30am – 3pm
From the 1st May Evening Prayer at Laverton and Tellisford will be on a Tuesday evening at 6pm alternating between the two villages as before.
NB Once a service has been advertised in the public domain (i.e. in magazines) under Canon Law they MUST be held barring exceptional circumstances i.e. heavy snow and therefore the building is inaccessible