Outcomes from the PCC Meeting held on Wednesday, 7th September, 2022

  • Stewardship: The PCC is keen to follow up the recent issue of the Stewardship leaflet and the three sermons (Mark Johnson) related to Stewardship.  A Stewardship Form is being created which church members, friends and neighbours will be asked to complete during October.
  • Inclusive Church: To respond to this national initiative, the PCC has agreed to a series of sermons, an accompanying paper course provision probably in the Spring of next year.
  • Servery: The temporary trial ends at the end of October and the PCC intends to put a plan together for establishing a permanent unit to put to church members to consider.
  • Sound/Video Proposal: We have been successful in obtaining a £1500 grant to add to the Friends of St Nicolas Church grant and we intend to get this project done as soon as possible resulting in a new sound system and permanent cameras.
  • Church Maintenance: The church wardens reported on protecting the church tower from pigeons, pollarding churchyard trees and addressing old churchyard work.
  • Wedding Fees: The PCC agreed increases in fees in line with increased costs.
  • Use of Oasis in flower arranging: the PCC is investigating whether to ban the use of Oasis in flower arranging for ethical reasons.
  • Treasurer’s Report: The PCC received updates on our financial position and agreed to continue to illustrate the gap between income and expenditure each month in the pew leaflet.
  • Matters to note: Rev Jane is expecting 2 Ukrainians to be lodged at the Rectory from the end of this week.  Sub-committee meetings related to Worship and Mission & Outreach are to be arranged, we have a new associate Area Dean, no Health & Safety, Safeguarding issues, or Electoral Roll issues, the ex-Vicar of St Nicolas Church, Bishop Jonathan Meyrick is due to preside at our service on 16th October.
  • The next meeting of the PCC is on Tuesday, 8th November, 2022

To find out more about any of these matters, talk to any member of the PCC