Held on 15/10/2007 at 7:30 p.m. at Lotus House, The Street, Draycott.
Richard opened the meeting with a prayer. Tricia Heckbert took the chair.
David Cheetham Richard Dingley Sylvia Dingley
Minutes of the 12/09/2007 meeting were agreed as accurate subject to minor amendments.
(previous to meeting of 12/09/07)
6c. (pollarding) Letter sent.
6g. (LMG subscription) Not done – RD will pay a subscription
7g. (Risk Assessment)
Keys: The school has a set of church keys, kept in the school office (RD to add to the key register).
Padlock for railings- CG not yet done.
Banners: TL is repairing lettering.
Curtains/ safe: DC has painted the other safe.
(meeting of 12/09/07)
6a i. (Baptism service). We had liked this- thank you Stanley. Could it not have been rather more abbreviated though? It actually took little less time than our usual Eucharistic service (although a lot less than our last Eucharistic baptism).
Can the non-Eucharistic baptism be restricted to the first Sunday of the month? If possible, baptisms for non-churched people could be done on these occasions.
We also talked about seating- could turn the seats to
face the font.
ACTION: discuss another time.
6 a ii. (Joint services with St. Leonard's). We were not clear what we are doing for St. Leonard's day. (ACTION: ask SP).
Remembrance Sunday- a possible clash, as St. Leonard's will want a service on the 11th, and there is a British Legion service planned at the Memorial Hall.
6 c. (Changing Lives DVD) Carry forward.
7 b. (Boiler). The boiler has been serviced and seems to be working again (although the timer has stopped working).
7 c. (Donations at funerals). CG has not had details of funeral directors yet- carry over.
7 d. (Harvest supper). This had raised about £250, out
of which £21 had to come for the TEN (given to CG).
ACTION: send a letter of thanks to the rangers (CG- NB. TL will write to CG with the names and address to write to).
Stanley had submitted a list of items to be added to the agenda, dealt with under section 6.
SP had received a request
that any increase in the price of the newsletter would be decided well in
advance and publicised.
ACTION: DC did not think it needed to go up as it gives us a modest profit- but he will look into it and report back.
SP had received a request in
common with the other churches in the Cheddar valley. The request was for
manpower and a contribution of about £250 per church. After discussion we
decided that we didn't have enough information on any part of this to lay out
ACTION- SP to explain it further next meeting.
Kingsway have quoted £140 +
VAT for a replacement unit. However it might just be a loose connection- we
should get an electrician to inspect it first.
ACTION- CG to get hold of Steve Patch and ask him to look at it.
RD had a brochure that he
showed to the meeting.
ACTION- RD to put it at the back of the church.
The PCC were asked to support
three candidates in their application for the Readership ministry: Chris Green,
Nikki Devitt and Thea Oliver. NB. this will involve some expenses. The motion
was proposed by Richard Dingley and seconded by Tricia Heckbert. All were in
favour and so the motion was carried.
Dingley presented some metrical arrangements of the Gloria and the Nicene
Creed, with the suggestion that we use them for Sunday worship at least
occasionally. We agreed, specifically to the second of the arrangements of the
Gloria (Tune of Darwall's 148th- see hymn no. 198 "Ye Holy
Angels Bright"), and the creed to the tune of Abbot's Leigh (see hymn no.
356 "Father Lord of All Creation").
ACTION: RD to print some sheets to use in church.
Hymns- general. Who chooses? We agreed that this was usually the organist- however, for 'themed' services (e.g. the Lord's Prayer ones) the preacher should choose.
Can we have a system where members of the congregation vote for a hymn of their choice?
We need a water heater, as it
is not adequate to boil kettles to do washing up. SD thought that there already
was some water heating arrangement- the rest of us were not aware.
ACTION: SD will investigate. If there is not, we shall need to get something.
Heating- every Wednesday,
starting November, prayer meetings and school assembly will alternate. We need
the heating to go on at about 8 a.m.
ACTION: DC will do this until we get the controls fixed.
Account totals: £9,542 in the general fund, £709 in the renovation fund (NB. this included £250 as a single donation. It does not include the soup lunch proceeds, or the money from the Harvest Supper).
The coffee fund was being managed by Thea until Barbara was better.
Parish Share- next month we shall decide how much to pay. NB. it will be the final payment of the year.
'Lost Sheep' concert- further details given. They are not charging a fee, but David and Isobel will entertain them. They will need lights- Mendip Players will lend. Thea distributed some tickets for us to sell.
Celtic Harp Concert – we
haven't heard anything more yet
ACTION: SP tell us.
(Nothing to report)
(Covered under Fund Raising).
There is now a link to the
Draycott hymn on the church website (the melody written by Barry Rose to the
Gareth Hill prize-winning entry to the BBC competition). We should get Barry to
rehearse us in singing it.
ACTION: CG to get in touch with Barry to ask him. NB. he is playing the organ next on the 28th October.
The School PTA Christmas Fair is on Sat. 1st December in the Church. There will be a Crib show, and the church will share the profits.
Next PCC meetings- 26th November, at Tricia Lumley's house.
Following PCC: 14th January.
The meeting was closed with the Grace.