All Saints Community Church- not so much a building, more a way of life

P.C.C. News

All Saints Parochial Church Council (PCC) meets on a regular basis to discuss the running of the church. The PCC is made up of members of the Church and Arthur Chairs the meetings.

These are some of the main issues discussed at the last meeting which was held on Tuesday 12th September 2017.

*      The PCC reviewed the Parish Profile. In March this year we had a Vision Day to think about our priorities for the future. A sub group of the PCC has worked this in to a Parish Profile that we will use when we advertise for a new vicar when Arthur retires in January. The PCC approved the profile subject to a few changes. If you want to look at the draft please speak to Paul or Tom.

* We agreed that we need to update our congregation photo! We will take a new group picture after the service on Sunday 15th October so please wear your Sunday best!!

* The PCC checked that we had everything in place for the new heating project to start. By the time you read this we should be well on the way to a warm church.

* The church finances were reviewed and we considered items of expenditure such as utilities and insurance. We rely on the giving of individuals and thanks for all that you give. Parish Giving scheme really helps with cash flow – if you haven’t signed up yet please ask Paul or the Wardens for an application form.

* We talked about the timings for Christmas Eve services. Christmas Eve is on a Sunday this year so we will have a service in the morning and in the afternoon we will have carols around the tree. This informal service in the afternoon is very popular and brings in many visitors. After much discussion we decided to trial an early first communion with an 8.00 pm service on Christmas Eve instead of 11.30pm. We hope that this will be more accessible to many and we will of course keep this under review.

If you would like any further information or would like a matter discussed at the PCC please speak to the Church Wardens or any member of the PCC and they will be happy to help.

Paul Carhart


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