PCC Snippets – September 2019 meeting

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Snippets from the PCC meeting – 10th September 2019

Among the items discussed at the September meeting of the PCC were:

Improvements to the West End of the church.

We are developing our plans to improve the area by the West Door (the door at the back of the church under the tower) and hope to have some plans ready for consultation soon.

We are also looking at the area by the Adam and Eve window (which is between the west door and the choir vestry) with a view to providing storage facilities of a good standard, which would significantly improve the appearance of the area. It would also help to show off the window, which is one of the better ones in the church.

We are still intending to put forward plans to reorder the north aisle but those will require more detailed work and then consultation before they will be ready.

Life Events.

The Church of England is providing resources to assist parishes in developing links with those who come to church for what are often called Life Events: baptisms, weddings and funerals.

We have reviewed what we currently do before and after these events and whether there is anything we can do better. We have some ideas particularly about how we may be able to follow up after a baptism or a wedding to keep in touch.

Ecology and Climate Change.

ECO Church is an award scheme for churches of all denominations in England and Wales who want to demonstrate that they care for God’s earth.

It will help us “go green” in all areas of our church life, from worship to building management, outreach to personal lifestyle and we have set up a small working group to seek accreditation under the scheme.

The Bishops wrote to all parishes about Climate Action Day (on September 20) and the wider issues relating to climate change. We did not taken part in the day itself although we did welcome the school into the church on that day to celebrate their harvest and the vicar spoke to them about the action being taken by young people all over this country and the world.

We continue to pray for the care of God’s creation and making the changes needed to halt the progress of climate change.