The Parish of St. Thomas, Werneth

PCC Agenda:

7:00pm Tuesday 19 January 2021

Welcome

(especially to Najib, to Mercy, to Cath, and to Richard)

Opening Prayer

Welcome

Minutes of the last meeting: 11th June 2020

Link to the Minutes of the Last Meeting

  • Correct Record?
  • Matters Arising

Correspondence

  • n/a

Vicar's Comments

Appointment of Parish Officers

to include: Deputy Wardens, Sidespeople, Mission Partnership / Mission Unit representatives

Update on our Response to the Virus

  • Website Services
  • Giving
  • Zoom Sunday School
  • Risk Assessment Committee

Fabric

  • Reorder Update
  • Delayed bill
  • Flooring
  • Heating Overspend
  • Snagging
  • Pointing update
  • Fire Damage
  • Bins
  • Water ingress & Soakaway

Annual Report

Authorised Lay Ministry

Proposal: Gina Andrewes to add the elective in "Children's Ministry" to her elective in "Ecology and Creation", serving across the two parishes - during Covid-19, and on a Wednesday night at the children's service.

Are we happy with our Safe Church Policy?

Link to Safe Church Policy

The Proposals for Mission Communities:

Clarification of the proposals

Any Comments on the Mission Communities Document? Or the Archdeaconry Event?

What challenges do they put to us? How will we respond?

What opportunities are presented?

Gardening / Cooking / Eating Project

WiFiNorthWest have previously run a healthy cooking project at St. Thomas', and they work with communities on the East Side of Oldham

Proposal: to work towards a joint grant application for at both churches, involving the community in:

  • landscaping
  • growing flowers / shrubs at churches and in their own gardens
  • growing for food at churches and in their own gardens
  • cooking

We would want to set up a group to plan the project, and the work in the grounds.

Reports

  • Financial (Fees; Collection Counting; Gift Aid Lite)
  • Community
  • Deanery Synod
  • Safeguarding

Next Meeting

Closing Prayer

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