The Parish of St. Thomas, Werneth
7:00pm Tuesday 19 January 2021
(especially to Najib, to Mercy, to Cath, and to Richard)
Minutes of the last meeting: 11th June 2020
- Correct Record?
- Matters Arising
Appointment of Parish Officers
to include: Deputy Wardens, Sidespeople, Mission Partnership / Mission Unit representatives
Update on our Response to the Virus
- Website Services
- Zoom Sunday School
- Risk Assessment Committee
- Reorder Update
- Delayed bill
- Heating Overspend
- Pointing update
- Fire Damage
- Water ingress & Soakaway
- Date of APCM: 18 October 2020 is proposed. Zoom? Church? Hybrid?
- Questions re Draft Annual Report (including Financial Report)
- Agree to put before APCM
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:
- growing flowers / shrubs at churches and in their own gardens
- growing for food at churches and in their own gardens
We would want to set up a group to plan the project, and the work in the grounds.
- Financial (Fees; Collection Counting; Gift Aid Lite)
- Deanery Synod