at St Andrew's Church 7.30 pm Monday, 4 April 2022


Thank you all so much who attended our recent APCM.  The documentation used will remain available until the end of April.

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A.  Meeting of the Parishioners:

      1. Minutes of the previous meeting held on 26 April 2021.


      2. Election of Churchwardens (need to be elected/re-elected every year).

            Nominations (to be confirmed and added to at the meeting): 4 needed - All Saints:

            Alison Hodgson & John Farrall are willing to be re-elected; 2 vacancies for St Andrew’s.


B.  Annual Parochial Church Meeting:

      1.  The Rector's Annual Report 2022Rev’d. Ian Birkinshaw

      2. Apologies for absence.

      3. Minutes of the previous meeting held on 26 April 2021.

      4. Matters arising.

      5. Presentation of the Electoral Roll – Alison Walters

      6. Annual Report & Accounts 2021:

             6.1 Presentation of Annual Accounts for the year ended 31.12.2021 – Andrew Coombes, Treasurer

            6.2 Appointment of Rachel Hillman as Independent Examiner

            6.3 Acceptance of the Annual Report & Accounts for the PCC including our mission activities for the year ended 31.12.2021.

            6.4 Acceptance of the PCC Working Groups Annual Governance Report, including Deanery Synod Report.


      7. Report of Church Activities in the Parish in 2021.


      8.  PCC Elections - Nominations (to be notified at the meeting):

             Following this year’s revision of the Electoral Roll we have 200 members. This allows us to elect up 12 lay representatives to the PCC.


             Changes this year include: 1 resignation, 1 death, 2 members standing down following a 3-year term. 

             These changes result in 7 continuing members and up to 5 vacancies. 

              No members are required for re-election for a further 3-year term.


       9. Any other business.

             Please notify the Chair or Secretary before the meeting. Items will only be accepted at the meeting by majority consent

             of voters present.


    10. Closing Prayer.

















Brief Notes from the last PCC meeting

held on Monday, 17 January 2022


Mission and Ministry

  • Confirmation Service on 6 February with Bishop John attending.  Currently one candidate seeking to be confirmed. 

  • Green Group – Plans for the Snowdrop Festival 19/20 February going well. 

  • Cake & Co. is on hold at present due to Covid considerations.  Plan is to review opening again in mid-February.

  • Presence - First meeting of the new worship gathering was held Sunday evening (16 Jan) at St. Andrew’s Hall, with people attending in person, via Zoom and streaming to the Church Facebook group.  Plan is to hold the meetings fortnightly.  PCC were encouraged to keep praying for this group.

  • Living in Love and Faith ‘conversation’: every CofE parish has been asked to consider how questions about gender, identity, sexuality, relationships and marriage fit within the bigger picture of the good news of Jesus Christ. Beginning on 26 January, there will be a series of five Wednesday evenings at St. Andrew’s to listen, learn, talk and pray together using some excellent videos.

  • Parish Weekend 8-10 July –Dave Casswell has had agreed to lead our Weekend this year.


Table Talk

At each meeting, the PCC work in smaller groups to discuss and consider some topics in more detail.  This month we addressed questions relating to the Community Engagement Section of the Eco Church Questionnaire.  It is anticipated that this will enable the church to move forward to bronze Eco church status in 2022.  The responses collected will now be considered by the Green Group.



  • The Treasurer reported progress with general Treasurer activities.

  • A summary Income & Expenditure report for the current year to date was received.


Reports Received:

  • Youth, Children & Families (verbal)

  • Finance

  • Standing Committee Minutes held 13 Dec 21

  • Building & Fabric Working Group held 10 Jan22

  • Green Group Minutes from meetings held 8 Nov 21 and 12 Jan 22



APCM - The PCC noted the timescales and production required to compile and complete reports and tasks for the next APCM on 4 April 2022.

PCC Vision Morning - Date rescheduled for Saturday, 5th March 2022, with the same provisional agenda.  This timing would allow current Covid levels to further reduce and thereby minimise risk to PCC members.


Minutes of the last Meeting held on Monday, 17 November 2021 were approved. 

Dates of forthcoming PCC meetings:

Saturday morning, 5 March 2022 – PCC Vision Morning, and Monday, 21 March 2022 at 7.30 pm PCC