Held on 25/10/2005 at 7:30 p.m. in the church.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
Stanley opened the meeting with a prayer and Thea took the chair.
John Cartwright Wendy Cartwright Richard Dingley
Minutes of 06/09/2005 meeting were agreed as accurate with some minor corrections.
(not covered in Agenda)
from previous minutes
7 h (iv) (Approach to Roger Reeson). He will not be available until later in the year
from minutes of 06/09/05
6 b. (St. Maryís Bishop Lydeard appeal) Done.
6 d. (Wheelie bin). Has been located.
6 e. (Toilet seat). Not done yet- not quite as easy as we thought.
6 f. (Boiler controls). Mr. Moulton contacted- appointment made to meet SP in church.
7 a. (Order of service). Deferred until the end of agreed 6 month trial period.
7 a. (Letter to Annabel and Tricia). Sent.
7 b. (Documentation re. graves from CG to SD). Done.
7 c. (Faculty). Done.
7 e. (Membership of Somerset Churches & Chapels). Done.
8 d. (Enquiry to Sanders). Done- gave JC 2 names,
but attempts to contact not yet successful.
FURTHER ACTION: leave it for now, seems to be caught up with discussion between Parish Council and MDC.
Points for information (given by SP here):
∑ M. (child at Post Office, baptised at Draycott recently)- is poorly, undergoing tests. Please remember her in your prayers
∑ First LMG prayer meeting was held at Axbridge. This is going to carry on every 2nd Saturday, 8-9 in morning. Next is 12th November.
∑ LMG- meeting next Tuesday at Biddisham village hall. From 7- bring and share food, all welcome.† ACTION: announce in church next Sunday
Work will start in
1st week of November (a little delayed); they hope to finish before
Christmas. We can use the outside scaffolding to replace the bell ropes. The
inside scaffolding can be used for redecorating the ceiling in the choir. NB. The
old colour is bright blue, would not need a faculty if we used the same colour-
it also needs to be a distemper type paint, of a type specified by the
architect. They need to re-batten the roof before it can be done. This idea is
put before the meeting for a decision.
Propose that we go ahead with existing colour: JC. Seconded by CJ. All agreed. Get a quote from local workmen where possible.
ACTION: Get specification from George (RD)
ACTION: Contact local builders with specification (CG)
We have been approached by
Igor, the leader of a duo of Ukrainian accordion players who are raising money
for a village in the Ukraine, near to Chernobyl. They do not charge a fee but
would like donations. Timing- July /August 2006.
ACTION: Agreed, SP to contact Igor.
Sometimes bundles of
newsletters get left undelivered in church. When this happens they need to be
taken round to the distributor.
ACTION: Someone to ask Heather Robinson to append a list of the newletter recipients to each bundle, so they can be delivered by someone else if necessary (CJ will ask).
up. Buy an adjustable one? Better solution might be to remove lid
ACTION: Someone (?) to try removing lid.
RD has a
collection of worn linen. Suggests that he take it to Heather Robinson to
investigate repair or renewal. (Agreed)
ACTION: RD to contact Heather.
kettle is in need of repair or replacement. The meeting agreed on the latter course-
Barbara Brice would be a good person to choose a replacement.
ACTION: RD to speak to Barbara.
wants a notice to ask for dead flowers to be put in the bin, and not on the
ACTION: CJ kindly volunteered to make a laminated one.
We need some
volunteers to vet requests and decide on disbursements.
ACTION: Call for volunteers in church.
i. This Sunday- we are trying a new Eucharistic service based on an Iona liturgy- SP commended it to us all.
ii. Next non-Eucharistic service- Peter Tullett on 6th November
iii. Will produce a schedule for special services next year, but we had previously agreed to try the current experiment for six months. We will review the past programme before taking decisions on a new one.
(Mostly covered elsewhere). Contractor have received (and signed for) their keys. Can cleaners work on Saturdays, as the workmen wonít be active then?
i. Can we pay more parish share? Wait until we have paid some of our forthcoming bills. Review the situation when we get our next cheque from English Heritage.
ii. JC has received another covenant declaration.
(VS not here- deferred).
This has now been sold (how much for? We did not know). SP is still pursuing the question of reimbursement of our share- CG had supplied him with transcripts of sections of relevant PCC minutes.
Should we consider selling
it? Lots of things to spend money on as part of re-ordering.
ACTION: Too soon to decide. Revisit after we get the report.
SP demonstrated a scale
model of the RS version. Main panel costs £75, feature panel (interchangeable)
£30. We discussed a system suitable for St. Peterís. We were keen on something
that would be multipurpose (e.g. able to act as display boards for childrenís
artwork). The back of the church might be better than the whole length of the
ACTION: St. Peterís development will be considered as part of re-ordering.
The report was introduced by WC and distributed in written form. We thanked Wendy.
No volunteers for the
treasurer and covenant secretary posts. Do we need a deputy warden to cover
RDís next absences? We thought it was a good idea (proposed: WC, seconded: JC).
Reported by SD. With Bishop
Peter- getting lively. Proceedings in the grapevine.
ACTION: Could Sylvia get an article together for the newsletter?.
Some of the stones that
have been laid down need to be lifted so that names can be read.
ACTION: Get some volunteers together after church one morning.
RD distributed a paper with
ACTION: All to read and discuss at next meeting.
Next PCC meeting: Monday 5th December at 7:30 in the church.
The meeting was closed with a prayer for M.