Snippets from the PCC meeting – 21st January 2020
Among the items discussed at the January meeting of the PCC were:
The Crib service was a very popular, as always. Instead of the children handling our very delicate plaster figures, Maureen had knitted all the nativity characters which
the children placed in the moveable stable. There were lots of approving comments.
The plaster figures were placed in the lit nativity scene under the altar.
The star on the tower, which was part of the Follow the Star experience, had been very successful. It remained lit until Candlemas on February 2, which is marks the end of the full Christmas and Epiphany season.
We will look into the possibility of having stars on all four sides of the tower in the future so that they can be seen from all directions.
A total of just over £380 was raised for the Children’s Society at the Christingle service and the Carol Singing in the three pubs.
The information which we need to submit to gain accreditation under the ECO Church scheme is being collated and will then be submitted. Once that has been done we will know what level we are currently at and what we need to do to reach the next level.
The Scarecrow Festival steering committee proposed a festival in September and the PCC was happy to support the proposal.
We are grateful to the members of the committee and everyone else who are — or will be — involved for all their work in organising this festival, which is a great community event, involving probably almost everyone in the village.
The annual meeting is on Sunday, April 19, when churchwardens, representatives to the Deanery Synod and some members of the PCC will be elected.
Gena Richards does not wish to continue as churchwarden, having served for three years, so we need at least one new person in this post.. There will also be vacancies for Deanery Synod and PCC members.
For anyone interested in one of these roles, more information about what is involved will be available nearer the time.