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Snippets from the Annual Church meeting – 2nd April 2017


The Annual meeting was held after the evening service on Sunday 2nd April.

This is an opportunity for all church members to receive reports about the activities of the church and the PCC and to ask questions and discuss any relevant matters. 28 people attended.

Iain Coleman was elected to continue as Churchwarden and Gena Richards was elected as the other Churchwarden, Ken Scott will now be able to concentrate on his role in the parish as a Reader, which has taken a back seat for the two years he has been a Churchwarden. We are very grateful to him for all the work he has done as Churchwarden.

With the exception of Janet Snape who did not seek re-election all members of the PCC who were due for re-election were re-elected and despite there being two other vacancies no-one else volunteered.

Kate Hore was elected as a Deputy Churchwarden and Jeremy Riches and Robert Colin-Stokes were re-elected as Deputy Churchwardens.

The reports for meeting are all on the church website. Financially there was a small surplus on day-to-day activities in 2016 but the outlook for 2017 is less promising as there has been a reduction in donations and collections.

The AV system, which was not financed from PCC funds, was installed last year and was used during the meeting to show a review of the year. The Vicar expressed her thanks to the congregation and all who contribute in many different ways to to the work and life of the church.

Discussions with the diocesan authorities over the new heating system continue and we hope to get approval soon and to be able to install the new system over the summer.

Jane Horton has stood down as PCC Secretary and Geoffrey Dann has taken her place.