The update comes from Dave Arbery this month.
A time of devotion was led by Dan. We started with a song and prayer then read, reflected, and discussed 2 Corinthians Chapter 8.
Nick gave an update from the strategy group. Due to a few people on the strategy group moving on to different areas this has and will leave Dan prone to becoming busier and needing to split his time between many more aspects of church life and ministry.
Therefore, it will be worthwhile for some discussion and decisions to take place over the coming months how to move forward in this area so that Dan does not become overly burdened.
Marie presented the Budget for the coming year which was agreed on by members of the PCC.
- Income projected to reduce by £10000 over the next year. Projected deficit was £34000.
- Ongoing building maintenance required with pointing of the church building and maintenance of the clock.
- As for many people the church also faces a significant rise in its energy bills.
- We will need to decide on any and what increase in salary for our paid staff, this decision still needs to be confirmed.
Building development group
Potential development of Parish Hall is proceeding much slower than hoped due to the negative response from the council when presented with plans for the potential development. A heritage office was asked to produce a report but unfortunately it appears this is unlikely to change the council’s decision. The building development group now need further discussion and prayer on how to proceed from here.
Rosie presented a safeguarding case study which we discussed in small groups before a time to feedback to each other.
Time frame for the survey to gain the congregation’s thoughts on Sunday services has been extended to give more opportunity for a greater number of people to respond.
Dave Arbery and Dave Snape where officially elected to the PCC as they have now been on the members register for over six months.
Keith and Gordon have done a fantastic job on giving many hours of their time in repairing the organ. It is now working 95% and should soon be able to be used in services. The PCC agreed to restart the yearly tunning of the organ that is required.
The meeting was finished with going back into small groups and spending some time in prayer.