Held on 07/03/2005 at 7:30 p.m. in the church.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
Stanley Price opened the meeting with a prayer and Thea Oliver took the chair.
Minutes of 18/01/2005 meeting were agreed as correct, subject to minor correction.
(not covered in Agenda)
7 b iv.†† (Chedburnís final report). VS has been in touch with Chedburn.
7 e.††††† (Friends of St. Peter's). Miles Whittle has been in Australia.
6 b.††††† (Axbridge Deanery Synod rep.) Announced/ notices put up in church.
7 a i.†††† (Christmas Tree festival) Has been passed on to Tricia & Linda.
7 a ii.††† (Worship review group) Covered below.
7 e.††††† (Lorne proposed for governor) Done; Lorne has received her appointment.
NB. we need 1 more parent governor- Viv will give Stanley the names of church attendees to canvass for governors.
8 a.††††† (Scrap iron in churchyard) Removed- letter of thanks sent to Roy Dury.
8 b.††††† (Donations at funerals) New arrangements to be put in place at next funeral.
††††††††††† PCC membership for next year.
Item in "Children's & Young Peoples' Services for Parishes". We have been approached as a possible venue on their tour (fuller details read out by Stanley). We do not really have a youth presence at the moment- details passed on to Viv, as it would be more appropriate for them to be invited by the school.
Notice given- 1st of May (NB. 40 years of Wessex Walks). Details are already on the notice board.
thought by all that Richard had captured the opinions of the meeting on this
matter. Motion: that we adopt this letter. Proposed: CG, seconded TO. All
ACTION: RD will print on headed paper and send.
∑ Some corrections were required for the APCM agenda (RD please to send electronic version to CG).
∑ Need to ask Alan Newman for a report on the newsletter (RD to ask him)
∑ All please note the deadline for reports- earlier if possible, and electronic media if at all possible please, to allow Chris to put the final version together quickly.
i. Worship group met on 28th Feb, to discuss ideas for non- Eucharistic worship (as agreed previously). Member of worship group would be responsible for organising the worship format on each occasion. A provisional rota of services has been drawn up, to run from the summer. Motion: that we agree to this series of non-eucharistic services. Proposed: SP, seconded; WC. Objections: VS, CJ (not in favour of main Sunday worship being non-eucharistic). Remainder in favour.
The new baptism service is too long- needs to be adapted..
ACTION:† RD will work on this, including the Eucharistic part. Will share it with SP before departing on holiday.
received from architect. A tower needs to be erected in the chancel and outside
the church, in time for a survey on 14th March.
ACTION: VS will try to contact Chedburn to make arrangements for access.
††††††††††† NB. Phase I must be finished by 25th March.
Securing central heating controls. Not actioned yet. Best idea
is to move them into the toilet area where they will be secured behind a locked
ACTION: WL to get in touch with Mr. Moulton.
i. We have still not had a proper bill for the sound system.
We need another radio microphone. Suggested that we go ahead
and purchase one if it is £150 or less (all in agreement).
ACTION: WC to find out and purchase one if not too expensive.
iii. Last year's accounts have been audited.
iv. Another £1000 has been paid for the Parish Share.
v. Covenants: two new covenants have been received.
i. A letter was received from English Heritage. Do we want to increase the size of the grant? VS asked them if we could reduce our share (25% of the grant).
ii. VE celebrations- to be a dinner dance and raffle. Will need contributions for the raffle. Waverly Cruises will give us 2 more tickets. Holiday caravan places promised from Ron Moulton. Richard Dingley said that they may be able to contribute a let for their house in France for 1 week. Maureen Richardson has agreed to do the catering.
iii. Books- sale at the Memorial Hall this week. Call for books and bric-a-brac. Bookstall on Wells Market- 23rd July. Ruth Ames-White offered car to help move books. Left over books might be sold at the Moat Race.
iv. Still to be investigated- setting up the Friends of St. Peter's. SP investigating this idea.
Each parish needs to appoint a child protection officer. Thea is our CPO. Stanley handed out leaflets that he had received to all PCC members. We are asked to contact Thea directly with any CP concerns.
We need to have an asbestos
ACTION: VS to ask Mr. Chedburn & report back.
Video offered to schools,
ACTION: SP to buy a single copy & have a look.
RD proposes writing to all
on the electoral roll with a summary of our financial position, inviting them
to review their giving. Could try & vary the text according to whether they
were already giving or not; or alternatively to phrase it in a way that would be
suitable for all. The latter option was favoured by the meeting.
ACTION: RD will write a first draft, pointing out shortfall and providing gift aid information..
††††††††††† (discuss in the next meeting)
††††††††††† There are candidates from both Rodney Stoke and Draycott. Expenses involve photocopying, and possibly a gift at the end. Estimated to be about £10 per candidate. Motion to accept these expenses; proposed by CJ, seconded by TO. All agreed.
††††††††††† CG read a letter from the Mendip District Council warning us that they are currently testing the safety of memorials in the churchyard.
††††††††††† We are aiming for 1/3 of our membership to stand down in each election. NB. this does not preclude their re-selection. Audrey Morgan, Wilf Lacey and Colette Jeff all said that they would stand down.
Tuesday 19th April- preparing for the AGM. 7:30 in church; Stanley gave his apologies. Following meeting- 6th June.
Axbridge Deanery Synod meeting dates: 14th April (East Brent); 23rd June (East Huntspill); 23rd September (T.B.A.).
The meeting was closed by Stanley with a prayer.