Held on 03/03/2003 at 8 p.m. at Villa Westfield, Wells Road, Draycott.
Thea Oliver opened the meeting with a prayer, and took the chair.
(several contributors indicated matters to be raised)
Minutes from the previous meeting were accepted and signed.
6.3†††††† (Rota appeal) Not announced yet. CG volunteered for sidesman duties.
6.4†††††† (Floor† repair) Not done yet- John Pedder couldnít find suitable wood in the batch that Richard had indicated that he could use.
8.6†††††† (Website and fundraising). Not done yet
8.8†††††† (Strawberry Fayre stall). We are to run a bookstall, with a bric-a-brac stall if there is enough material. The Skinners are collecting this and storing it in their garage.
8.11†††† (Notice for wall safe). Not done yet.
9.2†††††† (School articles for magazine) Thea has passed the request on but nothing yet.
9.4†††††† (Magazine jobs) Colette has been doing this.
11††††††† (Minutes on Website) Done.
12.1†††† (Nepali lunch) The later service time was not recorded in the Magazine- all regular churchgoers have been informed however.
12.2†††† (Lent study group) There are now enough venues and leaders to cover all slots.
12.4 ††† (Mothering Sunday) The service is to be at the normal time- 9:30
14.1†††† (Sticking gate) The church gate had been examined and no problem was found.
14.2†††† (Request for past minutes by JC) Done.
6.1 We have authorisation for £750 worth of minor works without a faculty from the Archdeacon. This should cover work on the floor, but not on the hearing loop.
Gordon Jeff says that only one of the stops is affected, and not all of the
leathers need replacement. It may be possible to do some maintenance ourselves
(e.g. oiling the dry leathers, keeping a bucket of water behind the organ to
ACTION:† Wendy to get in touch with the organ repairers and ask their advice.
notice board has been further broken.
ACTION: RD is organising a replacement.
(Wendy Cartwright- see also separate financial statement)
7.1 The accounts have been audited. Wendy will put a copy up in the church.
7.2 A sum of £1000 has been transferred from the roof account to the CBF deposit account.
7.3 After discussion we decided to sent £500 towards this yearís Parish Share.
7.4 A covenant is due to finish at the end of 2002; John Cartwright will visit.
7.5 The meeting thanked Wendy for her hard work.
(there was no-one to give this report in Victorís absence)
(Thea- nothing new to report)
(Chris Green- nothing new to report)
11.1. We need an organist for Mothering Sunday. Wendy volunteered, and this was gratefully accepted
11.2. No new developments.
12.1 Next PCC meeting after APCM: Monday 28th April (to be confirmed at the first meeting of the new PCC after the APCM on 6th April)
13.1 Pig roast- 21st June: developments.
∑ The chairman of the gliding club has offered two flights in a glider as a prize.
∑ The price of the pig roast will be £2 - £2.25 per head.
∑ Other details will be arranged by the subcommittee.
We should ask the Hall Committee to waive the hire
charge for the hall, as we have given them the use of the church for
fundraising in the past, free of charge.
ACTION: CG to write letter to Bryan Hathway
∑ The meeting thanked John for organising.
Julie has decided to step down as editor of the parish
magazine- 10 years is enough! She is handing it on in good condition- it makes
a profit, helped by a steady advertising revenue.
The meeting thanked Julie for all her hard work over the years, and for making a success of the enterprise.
We may need to rethink the way in which the magazine is
produced, and spread the net as widely as we can to find someone to take it on.
After discussion it was decided that we should try and keep it as a church
magazine- there is already a parish newsletter, and this church aspect is an
essential part of the magazineís identity. It would be good for the editor to
come from Rodney Stoke, as it is a magazine for both villages.
ACTION: we must advertise in the magazine asking for an editor. The next one or two editions may have to be produced by some interim arrangement, until the editor can be found. Wendy and Chris indicated their willingness to help out, on a temporary basis.
13.4 Parish news: we have been asked if we could contribute a general interest article† on a regular basis; NB. it comes out every 2 months.
The meeting was closed with the Grace.