PCC Meeting Summary of 16th March 2016

St Michael and All Angels, Headingley

Summary of the Parochial Church Council Meeting held on 16 March 2016


Present: Revd Tony Whatmough (chair); Rebecca Crowson; Ann Dudzinski; Ben Ellis; Malcolm Heath; Felicity King; Cefin Lewis; Janet Lewis; Alan Parker; Deryck Piper; Anita Shaw; Luke Verrall.

Apologies: Alan Daines; Jane Ferguson.

Nick Gough had indicated his wish to resign from PCC.

Matters arising on the minutes:

Service books: A meeting had taken place on 17 February to review pew sheets and service books. Samples of possible pew bibles were shown.

PCC Treasurer: No replacement had yet been found. Discussions were in progress concerning the possibility of engaging an accountant to cover part of this role.

Team Rector’s comments:

Membership of the Royal British Legion and other veteran organisations was declining, and a Faculty application will be required for keeping the standards permanently in church. The Remembrance Services will continue, assuming the church’s continuing willingness to provide them.

University Cadets would like to run a coffee morning in church on the 1st Thursday each month in support of the Royal British Legion Normandy visit, starting in May. There would also be a donation to church.

There had been a good talk on Mencap, the current Charity of the Month:, at the previous Sunday morning service. For May-June TCV, a local environmental charity, was adopted, and Muscular Dystrophy for July-Sept: JL was signed up for the Great North Run.

Forthcoming services were reviewed. The outdoor service, on 24 July, might be held at All Hallows.

An evening event on 23 April to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death (and St George’s Day) was proposed.

Treasurer’s Report: An oral report was given. There was adequate liquidity to cover the 1st quarter Parish Share.

Fabric Report: The insurance policy with Royal & Sun Alliance (P5.9) had been cancelled.

The church architect is preparing the Statement of Need and Significance which the Victorian Society has requested before commenting on the proposed alterations to the west end of Church.

The stone wall between the car park and St Michael’s Lane had been repaired following damage caused by a car in the car park. The mesh fence and metal posts have been removed.

Committee and Group Reports:

Pastoral Group had met.

Budget and Finance Committee: The meeting on 20 January had reviewed the current situation.

Shire Oak School: A recent school visit had gone well.

Diocesan and Deanery Matters: At Deanery Synod there had been talks on the Joanna Project (for homeless prostitutes) and blood and organ donation, as well as deanery business.


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