c) November 2013 PCC Minutes
Minutes of Meeting of the Upper Nidderdale PCC on Wednesday 13th November 2013 at St Cuthbert’s Church, Pateley Bridge
Revd Darryl Hall, Katrina Brayshaw, Sharelle Henderson, Eileen Bain, Judy Buller, Daphne Clay, Kath Gill, John Hayton, Paul Kirkbright, Celia Morris, Barry Nuttall, Joan Ravilious, Jean Robinson, John Robson, Jenny Spruce, Julia Thompson and Audrey Walker
The Minutes of the last meeting were proposed by Joan Ravilious, seconded by Daphne Clay and were unanimously approved.
The Treasurer reported that it had been a turbulent time mainly because of changing banks. All standing orders ceased with the changeover. The account stands at £3,882 but cheques had been received from the churches. The share to the Diocese is up to date. Katrina will email treasurers to arrange a meeting in early December to sort out the share allocation for 2014.
Following the article in Source a volunteer had come forward to be treasurer – Margaret Mitchell. Katrina proposed that Margaret be co-opted on to the PCC as assistant treasurer until the AGM. Daphne seconded this proposal and it was carried unanimously.
This is a one year course by the Diocese for lay pioneer ministry, and is church outside the four walls with fantastic teachers and inspirational speakers. Darryl broke down the costs of the course and felt that this should be split between the Diocese, the parish and the individual. There are three people who wish to do the course – Linsey Pooley, Sue Beever and Peter Wright. It was unanimously agreed that the PCC gives support of £150 to the three.
Bishop James has agreed that Celia can give communion by extension at Wilsill on Christmas Morning. There will be a period of preparation.
Darryl said that Richard Pooley had shown interest in becoming a Diocesan Reader. Richard is doing a degree in theology and is going to do some music style worship at St Cuthbert’s. Following discussion it was agreed that becoming a Reader takes hard work academically and spiritually plus a commitment from the parish as well as the individual. It was agreed that looking to the future another Reader would be good and it was suggested that an article be placed in Source explaining what a Reader does and asking if there is any interest from the congregations. It was felt that Richard should show commitment to the Church of England by being confirmed and that he be given time to get to know the churches and the congregations get to know him.
The classes will start on 20th January with the service on 4th May conducted by Bishop James. This will be a joint service at St Cuthbert’s. A letter and form is available for candidates.
Paul asked that Bewerley be included in the joint services, Wilsill ladies said as they were hosting the Café Church they would give up their date.
6th April Bewerley
4th May St Cuthbert’s
29th June Middlesmoor
31st August Greenhow
30th November Ramsgill
A letter had been received from Bishop James regarding Bishop John’s retirement asking for a donation towards a gift of appreciation to John and Barbara. Jenny proposed, Eileen seconded that £100 be sent from the PCC which was agreed. A Thanksgiving Service for Bishop John’s Ministry has been arranged for 5th January at 3pm.
St Cuthbert’s – Barry reported that an extra coat rail suitable for children had been put up and that the clock had been repaired but it was noted that the clock was slow.
Middlesmoor – the large leaking pipe in vestry has not been sorted, Eileen asking for quotes.
Ramsgill – electrical work carried out but still some items outstanding from the quinqennial.
Greenhow – work to clock done but the windows will be an ongoing problem.
Wilsill – problems with heaters.
Arrangements well in hand and there will be a small band. St Cuthbert’s children will sing, Darryl (with friend) will open the Fair. It is important to sell as many raffle tickets as possible.
Oxford Film Company – Darryl said that at a recent wedding at Middlesmoor he had been approached by a creative producer from the Oxford Film Company who had shown an interest in doing a documentary on ministry in the Dale. This is very much in the early stages but there was slight concern about what the film company would be looking for and it was agreed that this could be an opportunity to promote the Dale but should also be treated with caution. Darryl will keep the PCC informed.
Poppy Appeal Donations – Darryl enquired about the policy on collections taken on Remembrance Day. It was agreed that this should be a decision taken by each individual church.
Wednesday 15th January
Wednesday 19th March
Wednesday 9th April
Wednesday 7th May
The meeting closed with prayer at 9.05pm
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