Minutes of the PCC Meetings

Summary of PCC minutes, 29 August 2019

Summary of Beaulieu PCC meeting held 29th August 2019

In addition to usual committee matters the following were discussed:

BMap: Jamie Burton and Brian Hernaman have joined the committee.A walking/cycling group is being established, to be advertised through NFDC Healthy Walks website and Benefice magazine. Walking group leaders (volunteers needed please) will be trained via NFDC led training. Details to be included in next Benefice magazine.

Fr John to liaise with Strawberry Fields Farm proprietor to extend a welcome to the migrant workers living and working at East Boldre and to leave an open invitation to the Men’s Breakfast at the Turfcutters Arms.

Brian Hernaman and John Hughes volunteer with The Crossings and Andy Clarke (Project Leader) will speak at the next Men’s Breakfast on 7th September.

The committee wishes to encourage car sharing, for all good reasons:to help reduce carbon emissions and to be more neighbourly. Sharing a lift for church events provides opportunity to chat and get to know each other.

Jane BC will be licensed by Bishop Tim in Winchester Cathedral on Saturday 12th October at 11am. A small celebration will follow Sunday Morning Worship on 13th October.

The director of Music is in contact with Brockenhurst College and Beaulieu school to build links with music departments and students.

Deanery Synod: Training, sharing resources and use of social media and communication identified as areas of `local focus’. Waterside churches to look at ways of developing these key areas in response to plans for 1500 new homes planned for Fawley area.

The newly appointed Vicar at Sway will join Deanery Synod Standing Committee.

Lent appeal for Rwanda raised £3,500; to be used to provide training for clergy at the Rwandan Theological college.

Fabric: Gallery Rail – funds have been secured from the Caroline Montagu Weston Memorial Foundation to cover the cost of this, so it is hoped work can begin shortly.

East Door handrails – work is due to start early October. Oak rails illuminated underneath. Sincere thanks for the generous donations from the Weston family enabling both these projects to proceed.

Boundary walls – now repaired. To be maintained by the Estate in future; Fabric committee to ensure walls are kept weed free.

Lighting – bulbs in the Abbey Church very expensive to run and are now obsolete. Seeking advice to source alternatives as a priority, both for running costs and to avoid necessity for towers and manning to replace bulbs. Sanctuary Lamp wiring completed.

The two pews already moved from in front of the Chancel to be located elsewhere in the Abbey Church.

Triptych – a meeting will be held in October to discuss further the permanent siting of this artwork.

Cashless giving: Several methods now in place to donate to the Abbey Church. Please see notice in church or the website.

Gala Evening: raised £7000 with a generous donation from Mr Ted Fort. Another planned for 2020, together with a Wine Tasting. Also Rector`s Lunch and Turkey and Tinsel lunch to be held. Details of these and the Harvest Supper to be advertised separately. PCC gives thanks to Jan Hoy and the Social committee for all they do. A group of helpers is needed to set up and clear away at each event. If you can help please contact Jan Hoy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Next meeting: 6th November 2019

Secretary Beaulieu PCC , August 2019