Minutes of the PCC Meetings

20th January 2015

Summary of Beaulieu PCC Meeting held 20th January 2015

In addition to usual committee matters the following were discussed:

  • Deanery Mission Action Plan: the next phase is to carry out a Parish Review, followed by the Listening phase and the Action plan, leading to completion by November 2015. Frederick Norris to lead a sub committee to deal with this. Meanwhile work continues on the four strategic priorities.

Jelly Tots playgroup to be involved with project to place bird boxes in the churchyard.

Further contact being made with the church in Uganda, which follows our initial donation of goods through Beaulieu school and Nimrod Wambette`s talk to the congregation recently. Photographs of St Andrew`s Church, Namaitsu have been displayed in the church and can be seen on the church website. It is hoped to forge stronger links directly with the church and help with learning and bible studies.

  • A Lent course will run at the AbbeyChurch, details to follow. Anyone will be welcome to attend.
  • Good Friday and Palm Sunday events discussed; again details to be advertised in advance.
  • Advertising for our new incumbent closes at the end of January and the final candidates to meet the members of all three PCCs on 2nd March.
  • Deanery Synod meets next on 19th March in Sway. Please contact Jane Cockeram for details.
  • Proposed fund for restoration of the church organ: the PCC potentially to organise a concert to launch the fund, and a suggestion to create a recipe book, with donations from anyone, to be considered. Anyone interested please contact secretary.
  • Fabric Reports covered these main topics: lighting in the church still awaiting new fitments, and quote awaited for works required to the buttresses on the West wall.

The front row of seating in the Gallery of the Abbey church will not be available in future. The area is to be secured to prevent access for safety reasons.

There will be an extraordinary meeting on 9th March for the PCC to receive the annual accounts and the APCM will be held on 24th April in the church hall.

Secretary Beaulieu PCC

January 2015