Held on 30/06/2009 at 8:00 p.m. at 9, Barnett’s Well, Draycott.
Sue opened the meeting with a prayer. Tricia Heckbert took the chair.
Richard Dingley Sylvia Dingley
Tricia Heckbert Colette Jeff
Minutes of the 19/05/2009 meeting were agreed as accurate.
Meeting of 19/05/09
CG had written to Newmans. NB. DC: Some advertising revenue had been received- from two advertisers only.
RD handed the inventory over to DC
The form has gone to the bank
Form sent to diocese.
(defer until Victor is back).
(items received and added to agenda- 6h, 6i; 7f, 7g, 7h, 7i; 8a; 7h covered by 6c & later withdrawn)
(DC) Next session- get all the paint off that we can, and get on
with repainting. Faculty required.
ACTION: ‘De minimus’ faculty- DC to consult G. Chedburn to get details, SR will contact Nicola Sullivan for the faculty.
NB. a lot more work required- explore other options. Unpaid
ACTION: TH will ask Murray Heckbert
(DC, RD) Steve/ Ian Patch will need instructions to
inspect electrical work already carried out. The chancel light needs to be
ACTION: DC to talk to TO
There was a discussion on how the new service times would be disseminated.
i. In magazine (NB. they are in the current magazine). Need to be put into the next one. SR will see Alan Newman at Rodney Stoke next week.
ii. Posters required (ACTION: SR will produce laminated posters and will distribute to us).
Decision on whether we combine with Cheddar will be required.
The editor of the Cheddar magazine (Margaret Gelder) is happy with the idea.
The meeting agreed to recommend this general course, subject to conditions we
should clarify. (Proposed: TH, seconded TL, all were in favour). NB. this would
need to be agreed with Rodney Stoke
ACTION: As a next step, SR to talk to Rodney Stoke PCC at their meeting next week. Will also ask the Newmans to keep the magazine on until the end of the year.
There had been a slight misunderstanding about this. This was not a personal account of Linda Whittle’s, but a Children’s Society one; this would continue. Contributions to this made under the auspices of St. Peter’s can however now be entered into our accounts as part of our own charitable giving.
Nikki Devitt does not have permission to administer
the chalice- this would be useful given that she will be assisting in services.
Is it worth adding her, given that it will automatically be granted when she is
licensed as a reader? The meeting suggested that it was (CJ proposed, TH
seconded- all were in favour).
ACTION: SR to write to bishop on our behalf with the request.
We had received further publicity about events next weekend. A bus has been organised, which will be leaving from Kings of Wessex on 4th July. (NB. we must not forget that St. Peter’s has an anniversary- our 150th. Discuss next time).
There will be a fund raising cricket match on 21st
September. Tickets are on sale at £5 each. Two each have been supplied to RD,
CG and TO.
ACTION: advertise them in magazine.
(SR) New parish office has a cabinet to store
archives. Do we have any to add to it?
ACTION: RD has some- will bring them along (to ring first).
(SR) The rota is complete until December for the three parishes, apart from 3 services still to be covered.
Should we have the preacher and celebrant in the public rota? There are arguments both for and against. This had been discussed before, but we previously decided to leave it out. SR was in favour of putting it in. (BR proposed that it should be put in to the rotas, and CG seconded. All were in favour.)
(DC) The organ has been tuned, and is in good condition.
There are several matters to raise with Mendip District Council (MDC)- effect of tarmacking on the church, pollarding the avenue of lime trees- which are dangerous (previously raised by RD); and other issues around graveyard maintenance.
ACTION: DC will write to MDC and arrange a site visit. He would like backup from one or more other PCC members when they visit.
(DC) General funds: £11,133; fabric funds £8,811.
We have been paying £500 per month towards Parish Share, as agreed. We will try to pay our whole quota this year.
(TL) Father’s day went well- all the Ice Pops were given out. There were more people than last year, and the event seems to be gathering momentum. Some people were astonished that it was all free! We discussed whether we should have a worship event during the day- to be fed into next year’s planning.
Open gardens- postponed until next year.
2nd Aug- SoSP to go to car boot sale. Donations of items to sell are requested- nearer the time. NB. Children’s clothes and toys sell well.
Mendip players are going to put on a ‘murder mystery’.
The meeting thanked Tricia for all her work.
(RD) Pentecost Praise was very good- our piece was well received.
Pulpit exchange- November 15th.
(SD). This met at the Old Deanery and members were given a tour. The resource centre is impressive- especially for children’s resources. Next meeting- 11th November.
i. Chris & Nikki have been accepted by the diocese for licensing as readers to Sue Rose.
ii. Chris & Nikki need to agree a ‘contract’ with SR and the PCC. They are meeting to discuss this with Sue and will then share the proposal with the next PCC.
iii. There is a reader’s training weekend on 13th September for Chris and Nikki.
iv. Richard Dingley will need a contract six months into Sue’s incumbency.
v. Laurels- Sue would like the readers to cover services at The Laurels.
There is to be a wedding at St. Peter’s on 18th July. Stanley Price is taking the service.
It was arranged from Greece by the grandmothers. Banns have been
read in Cheddar, but not at Draycott- this may be an issue.
ACTION: SR will check with Stanley. Many need a special license.
Audrey Morgan is on the flower rota, altough as yet we have not been given funds for flowers. General help from others will be required.
1st September- venue the Cheddar Parish Office, 8 pm. Margaret Gelder to be there.
The meeting was closed with the Grace.