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PCC MEETING 5TH OCTOBER, 2021

PRESENT: Rev’d. Karen Wilson (KW); Paul Stuart (PS); Patricia Wilcocks (PW); Janet Thomas (JT); Rosemary Aitken (RA); Kay Lobb (KL); Chris Ryall (CR); Juliet Dundon (JD); Veronica Eccleston (VE); Lorraine Rogers (LR); Tim Rogers (TR); Heather McCombie (HM).

Apologies: Jacqui Hopwood; David Simmons.

Welcome and Prayer

Minutes of last meeting:

Agreed and signed as accurate.

Matters Arising:

None.

Finance:

PW distributed the financial situation as at 30th September, 2021 and pointed out the most important figures. Income has been affected by the pandemic, as has expenditure, but MMF payments are on target. We have the means to pay known forthcoming bills. Recent expenditure includes the purchase of new mugs in preparation for recommencing after service coffee; annual fire check; insurance. Future outlay will include church heating as we move into winter. Gift Aid income was £1,000. We have also received a payment of £300 from an unknown source. PW will ensure it is allocated appropriately and repaid if necessary, when the payee becomes known. PW stressed that there is a need to raise funds as we slowly get back to “normality”. The meeting expressed thanks to PW for her usual excellent financial work.

Safeguarding:

LR reported that she has attended a meeting for Safeguarding Officers, and will attend others as they arise. She said she needs to create a register of training and DBS certificates. All PCC members were asked to complete the online Safeguarding training which is on the C of E website. People need to ensure they complete the appropriate level. Everybody must do the basic level, Wardens and Local Worship Leader should do the next level. The third level is for our clergy. Certificates should be printed and given to LR for our records. DBS checks and certificates need to be done. LR reported that her records show that nobody currently has an in-date certificate. She is considering being our DBS checker and may therefore address this issue. PS will provide her with lists of teams for the church and DBS checks will be pursued accordingly. LR said DBS certificates will, in future, be valid for only 3 years.

Restrictions:

It was agreed that we shall continue to use hand sanitizer upon entry to the church and church hall. Distancing will continue. Mask wearing will be the preferred normality. It was agreed to stay with the singing of 2 hymns per service, but responses and canticles will be sung during appropriate services. The choir will be in place for Holy Communion services and will sing during the taking of communion. The congregation will be discouraged from singing along with them at that time. The use of a nave altar for Communion will continue. PW proposed that after service coffee should restart. This was agreed by all and will begin on 7th November. HM to arrange the rota. People to collect refreshments from the kitchen doorway and then sit down. We need to limit the amount of movement. Sides will also start again on the same date. PS and DS to arrange the rota.

Fund Raising:

We have the offer of The Oggeymen doing an evening at no cost. This has come via JD from Lance Foy’s son, who is in the group. PS to deal with. AFTERNOTE: PS phoned Lance Foy and possible dates are Friday 19 the November, Saturday 20th September of the Friday or Saturday following. The meeting agreed that we should sell tickets which would include a pasty and perhaps coffee. Publicity to be done and tickets printed as soon as a date is arranged. TR said that sales from his online selling scheme now stand at £450. PS said that sale of his book has raised £700 and thanked all who have supported the effort. There will be a men’s breakfast on 30th October in the Perranwell Centre. KW will cook and her husband will be front of house. Sign-up sheets to appear shortly.

Rota to Christmas:

Done and due to be published shortly. Services we asked for have been included.

Methodist/ Services:

KW has met Liz Harris and agreed that the current pattern will continue through to Christmas, and then reviewed. The history of how it has evolved was set out by members of the meeting, as was the fact that the previous Bishop was content with the arrangement. KW said that she was due to attend a Deanery Chapter meeting and the arrangement may be questioned at that level. The meeting felt the arrangement that was in place in earlier times (about 6 services per year at which a Methodist preached, plus the annual Covenant Service and Toy Service) should be the least to which we should agree. There was a strong feeling in the meeting that our alliance should continue.

AOB:

None.

Date of next meeting was set as 18th January, 2022 at 2.00 pm.

The meeting closed with the Grace.

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PCC MEETING 3rd AUGUST, 2021

Meeting opened at 2.00pm with a prayer led by Revd. Karen.

PRESENT: Revd. Karen Wilson. Paul Stuart, Trish Wilcocks, Janet Thomas. Rosemary Aitken, David Simmons. Juliet Dundon, Chris Ryall, Sue Perry, Veronica Eccleston, Lorraine Rogers, Tim Rogers, Jacqui Hopwood. 

APOLOGIES: Heather McCombie, Kay Lobb. 

WELCOME: Paul took the opportunity to welcome Revd. Karen and to say how very pleased we are to have her in post. 

MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING: Agreed these were an accurate reflection of the meeting. Paul signed off the minutes. 

MATTERS ARISING: None 

ELECTIONS TO THE JOINT COUNCIL: Trish proposed that one or other of the church wardens plus two other members be elected to the JCC. This was unanimously agreed. Rosemary proposed the election of the church wardens. Seconded by Janet. Trish proposed that Janet be elected to the JCC. Seconded by Paul. David proposed that Chris be elected to the JC. Seconded by Veronica. 

THE RELEASING OF LOCKDOWN RESTRICTIONS:   

1. We will still offer and encourage the use of sanitizer at the entry to church. 

2. We will continue to use the distancing format that we have been using. 

3. Services. It was agreed that the number we can accommodate for a normal service is 55, with the distancing format still in use. For stand alone occasional services the maximum number should be 80. These figures will be kept under constant review. The two weddings that have been booked prior to this decision will not be affected. 

4. Mask wearing is now voluntary, but it was felt that we should encourage their continued use. The will remain available at the entrance.  

5. There is a wish to get back to the singing of hymns in church. Janet proposed that from the 22nd. August two hymns be returned to the order of service, and the congregation should be encouraged to sing through their masks. People who feel uncomfortable with the prospect of singing should sit towards the back of the church. This was seconded by Chris. 6 in favour. 2 against. 5 abstentions mo. Motion carried. This will be kept under review. 

6. The taking of holy communion. This will continue to be taken in one kind. 12 in favour 1 abstention. 

7. After service refreshments in the Church Hall. This was felt not to be sensible at this time. Karen proposed we leave at the close of service. Seconded by Paul . 

SAFEGUARDING: Lorraine is taking on the role of safeguarding officer. 

AOB. 

1. Currently the readers and prayer leaders read from their places in the pews.Sometimes it is difficult for all the congregation to hear. The wardens will investigate the cost and practicality of individual clip on microphones 

2. Lorraine reported that she has already raised £200 funds from the sale of various donated items. 

3. Karen expressed her thanks for the support and goodwill shown her at her licencing last Wednesday. 

NEXT METING: October. 5 at 2pm. In the church hall. 

Janet closed the meeting with a prayer and The Grace at 3.40pm

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PCC MEETING 29th June 2021

Meeting opened with a prayer at 2pm.

PRESENT: 

Trish, Paul, David, Chris, Janet, Kay, Sue, Rosemary, Veronica, Jacqui, Heather

APOLOGIES: 

Juliet, Tim, Lorraine, Jonathan

MINUTES: 

Minutes of the last meeting held on Zoom May10 2021 were proposed and accepted unanimously.

MATTERS ARISING:  none

FINANCE: 

Total Assets as of 31/5/21 £59,971 held in LLoyds current and CBF deposit a/cs.

Current a/c. balance £16,429

MMF paid this year £7500

July payment just sent, £1500

Ie. We have paid £9000 of the total of £18000 agreed to pay this year.

We are currently receiving £900 direct giving to the bank each month. £800 is eligible for gift aid.

Yellow envelopes £240

Blue envelopes £130 (average monthly)

Plate £200 ( average monthly)

Total £1470 so monthly giving is almost our monthly MMF quota.

Thus we rely on reclaimed gift aid, fund raising, money from weddings and funerals for other costs, ie.

clergy expenses, insurance and licenses, utility bills, outreach and general maintenance.

The Fabric Fund, TowerFund, Organ Fund, Church Hall and C/yard maintenance funds are restricted funds and can only be used for designated purposes.

The monthly standing order for the Eight Saints Cluster administrator of £75 has been cancelled and her redundancy of £226.29 paid in full.

Work on bell tower £690

Pump for boiler house £115

Clearing blocked drain £114

New water heater for C/Hall £91

Professional cleaning C/Hall £175 C/Hall cleaning at £10/week. These last two items have been covered by a generous donation from Rosemary.

The Parish Council have once again generously made a donation of £650 towards the annual cost of churchyard maintenance.

We need a new exterior noticeboard, and anticipate a cost in the region of £1000.

Thanks to Trish for presenting the financial picture so clearly.

SAFEGUARDING:  

Lorraine has agreed to take on the role of Safeguarding officer.

SERVICES AND EVENTS: 

All services and events pertaining to the Waterside Churches can be found on the website

JOINT COUNCIL: 

There was a huge amount of discussion on the contents of the paper regarding the setting up of the new Joint Council.

Rosemary proposed we ratify the document points 1 to 12.

Veronica seconded the proposal. All in favour.

Also as a result of a meeting on June 17 ,the following proposals:

a/.The JCC would comprise 3 members from each church, one of which must be the warden.

b/.Karen Wilson will Chair.Lay Chair duties will be undertaken by a member from each church on an annual rota basis.

c/.The term of office for JCC members will be 3 years. Initial appts. from each church being for 1.2 and 3

years.( re-electable) Opportunity to co-opt members should the need arise.

d/. The JCC will meet every 2 months for the first year and every quarter thereafter.

e/.PCCs will meet before each JCC.

f/. A quorum to be at least 50% of the membership to include at least one member from each church.

g/. The importance of regular payment of MMF into the Joint Council bank account was emphasised.

h/. The paper once agreed upon by all three churches would go to the Bishops Council for approval.

After much discussion the above points were agreed upon, with 1 abstention.

AOB.

Rosemary suggested as a fun fundraiser in the future ,when conditions allow, we could consider an ‘exhibition’ on the lines of The Book of Heroic Failures.

Tim and Lorraine have started selling items on MarketPlace for funds. Contributions please.

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Vestry PCC MEETING. 23rd May 2021. 

PRESENT: 

Paul, David, Trish, Janet, Rosemary, Veronica, Sue, Kay, Juliet, Heather, Jacqui. 

FEES AND CHARGES:

The meeting was held to discuss wedding and funeral fees and charges. The Church of England charges set fees, but there are optional fees available. In order to ensure The Waterside Churches each charge the same it was proposed that the fee for use of the organ be raised from £50 to £70 and the charge for the organist changes from £70 to £80. These charges will come in after the next wedding, in two weeks,has taken place. Vote taken. All in favour.

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ZOOM PCC MEETING. 11TH May, 2021

The meeting opened with a prayer at 2.10pm. 

PRESENT:  

Paul, David, Heather, Trish, Kay, Lorraine, Tim, Juliet, Veronica, Rosemary, Jacqui. 

APOLOGIES: 

Sue Perry, Janet Thomas, Chris Ryall 

MINUTES: 

This meeting was prior to the APCM and the PCC members had had a copy of the minutes. It was agreed the minutes were an accurate account of the meeting, And were ‘ signed off’. 

MATTERS ARISING: none 

FINANCE: 

All members of the PCC had received a copy of finances as of April 2021. This showed total funds of £58,977. The MMF of £4500 up until the end of April has been paid. A further £1500 for May will be paid this month. Trish thanked those who had recently increased their giving. Trish will bring the necessary forms to church on Sunday, should anyone wish to arrange Direct Debit giving. The plant sale has been doing well, the final amount has not yet been reached. The meeting thanked Trish for her continued sound governance of finances and clear exposition. 

TRANSITION UPDATE: 

Initially there were 6 applicants for the new position of priest. After shortlisting there were 4, but one has since withdrawn. The remaining 3 candidates , 2 ladies and one man, are to be interviewed next Tuesday. On Monday the candidates will be shown the church, the village and the property where the successful candidate will live. Janet, Trish Ian and David will meet the candidates and show them around. They will be able to give general impressions to Paul who will be part of the interview panel on Tuesday. Jonathan is meeting the 3 candidates today via Zoom. Should someone be appointed it is hoped that they might be in post by September. 

CHURCH HALL: 

For the past two years Rosemary has generously funded the hall cleaning. This has enabled us to make a donation of £10 per week to the person cleaning. Linda Booth had been cleaning, but as she has now left the area we are now in the position of looking for another volunteer. As the hall has not been used or cleaned during lockdown, it was agreed that a deep clean was needed before it is used again. Rosemary very generously offered to pay for this to be done. With many thanks we accepted this kind offer. There are potentially bookings for the hall as Covid restrictions are being eased. 

1.Cynthia Dowding booking for Bridge weekly from June 21st. 

2. KeepFit a small group of 4-5 from Thursday May 20th 

3. U3A MahJong twice a month from June 21. 

In the light of a deep clean being arranged, KeepFit may have to wait until 27th to start. Heather will advise the leader. It is stressed that any group using the hall must be prepared to be Covid compliant according to the government guideline existing at the time of use. There was some discussion as to charges for the use of the hall. It was agreed to keep the cost the same as before at £11 per session and £13 for an evening session. Private functions will remain at £20. 

It was agreed that in September the charges would be reviewed and possibly change to £12 per session and £14 per evening session. 

SAFEGUARDING: 

Lorraine has agreed to be the safeguarding officer. 

COMMUNION: 

Feock and Devoran have both started having communion. The next opportunity for us will be June 20 when Jonathon will be taking the service. There will have to be a risk assessment as to how this can take place safely following current covid guidelines. It was generally agreed that communicants remain in their seats and only the priest moves about the church. It would be wafer only. The church wardens will proceed cautiously and take guidance. 

The BCP early morning service will be discussed with the new incumbent. 

​AOB: 

Thanks to Tim for organising the repair of one of the altar candlesticks. 

There was general discussion re fund raising. Currently the sale of Paul's book and the plant sale are the ongoing fund raising activities. Tim has said he is planning to make lino-cut Christmas Cards for sale this year. 

He also suggested that we look at items of interest or use that we no longer want or need, and these could be sold on ebay. As this seems a good idea but no one seems very proficient on selling on ebay, Lorraine suggested using MarketPlace. This is also an internet platform but is simpler to use and she is happy to sell on there should we have suitable items. Tim would be happy to curate any items as to suitability. This to be announced at the next service.

Rosemary would be happy to run a writing workshop after June 20.

Tim and Lorraine would be happy to start their Sunday lunches when restrictions allow. 

We welcomed Kay, Veronica and Sue to their first PCC since being elected to the PCC. 

No date for the next PCC was arranged as we need to wait for the outcome of the interviews.

The meeting closed at 3.00 pm with a prayer.

AFTER-NOTE: 

There is due to be a joint communion service at St. Feock on Sunday May 30th. There will not be a service at either of the other churches on that day. We are encouraged to support the joint service as it will be the first such service for the new Waterside Churches. I'm told that they can accommodate 70, even with social distancing. Paul

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APCM - 25/04/2021

The meeting was chaired by Rev. Jonathan Rowe. There were 25 adults on the electoral roll present. The meeting opened with a prayer. 

The meeting was composed of three parts. 

1/.  MEETING TO ELECT CHURCH WARDENS.

Paul has served 6 years as church warden, and would normally be disqualified from standing again. Both Paul and David are prepared to stand as church wardens again. There are no other people prepared to stand as churchwardens. Therefore the following will apply: Churchwardens Measure 2001 No1 Section 3

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukcm/2001/1/section/3/20002-01-02 

3.Disqualification after six periods of office Without prejudice to section 2 above, a person shall be disqualified from being chosen for office of churchwarden when that person has served as a churchwarden of the same parish for six successive periods of office until the annual meeting of the parishioners to elect churchwardens in the next year but one following the date on which that person vacated office at the end of the last such period. Provided that a meeting of the parishioners may by resolution decide that this section shall not apply in relation to the parish concerned. Any such resolution may be revoked by a subsequent meeting of the parishioners. 

Checked with AD-The procedure is as simple as passing a resolution at a properly convened APCM suspending the 6 year rule and then immediately proceeding to the election . Resolution where circumstances are such that there are no more than two nominations for Churchwarden and where the current warden is willing to continue, the six -year rule be suspended. Rosemary proposed the resolution be accepted. Heather seconded the proposal. All in favour. None against, No abstentions. The resolution must be reviewed at the next AGM.  Thus Paul and David are unanimously elected as our churchwardens.

2/. APOLOGIES: 

Apologies from Tim and Lorraine Rogers and Chris Ryall. 

2a.  MINUTES OF LAST APCM: 

Minutes of the previous APCM were accepted. 

2b MATTERS ARISING: None. 

Electoral roll report. There have 3 deletions to the report, 1 death, and 2 people leaving the area, and 1 addition . Heather urged anyone who wished to be on the role to contact her. 

2c  FINANCIAL REPORT

End of year balance £58.289 General fund £17.911 At the end of the year 2020 we were £3000 better off than at the end of 2019. Income from giving, gift aid and fundraising were less due to the pandemic. Our running costs for clergy expenses, maintenance, church supplies,utility bills were all less, except for insurance of hall and church and churchyard maintenance. The PCC agreed to give £15,9000 in MMF, which was felt to be fair in the present circumstances. This was a sensible decision as we want to be able to meet our commitment to the Waterside Churches in 2021. Our commitment is to pay £18000 in MMF this year. Trish thanked everyone for their continued financial support, particularly those who have set up monthly standing orders. She asked if anyone who had not reviewed their giving in the past few years could just give it some thought. If we all could give just a little more it would make such a difference. Trish was thanked for her continued excellent work. Trish proposed a vote of thanks to Tim Best the Independent Examiner. A proposal to accept the accounts. All in favour.

2d  DEANERY SYNOD

Nothing to report. Currently our Deanery Synod reps. are with Carnmarth North, but following this meeting the secretary will give our reps. names to Powder Deanery to which the Waterside Churches will belong. They are David Simmons and Rosemary Aitken.

2e  ELECTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS

Chris Ryall's and Lorraine Rogers' terms as members of the PCC have come to an end. They are both willing to stand again and have been proposed and seconded. Veronica Eccleston and Kay Lobb have agreed to stand as members and have been proposed and seconded. Gordon Denwood, Gill Warden and Tracy Woodrow have all stood down as members. Tim Best has agreed to act as independent examiner again this year. 

2f AOB.

A vote of thanks to Jonathan for all the help and support he has given us throughout the year. Especially with the difficult transition process, made more difficult by the ongoing pandemic. Jonathan thanked all those who lead and take part in the services. The Methodist ministers and especially to Janet for the love and care she brings to her services. Thank you to Juliet for lovely music, to the church wardens. He also thanked the treasurer, secretary and electoral role officer, and everyone who contributes to the life of our church. 

The meeting closed at 11.00pm with a prayer. 

3. PCC MEETNG, POST APCM.

Apologies from Tim, Lorraine and Chris. Present: Jonathan,Paul, David, Trish, Janet, Heather, Veronica Jacqui.

Paul proposed as Lay Chair by Jacqui, seconded by David. Trish proposed as treasurer by Paul by David seconded. Jacqui proposed as secretary by David, seconded by Heather. Sue Perry proposed to be co-opted onto PCC by Paul, seconded by Heather. 

Paul gave details of the impending selection process for a new incumbent, including dates for shortlisting and interview. 

Next meeting by Zoom 11th May at 2pm. Agenda to be published. 

Meeting closed at 11.20am

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ZOOM PCC MEETING - 6/4/2021 

The meeting opened with a prayer.

PRESENT:  Paul, Rosemary, David, Trish, Janet, Heather, Chris, Juliet, Tim, Lorraine, Jacqui.

APOLOGIES: Jonathan

MATTERS ARISING: None

FINANCE: Thanks were expressed by everyone for the clear and concise way Trish has presented the accounts. Thanks also to Tim Best for independently auditing. Jacqui proposed the a/cs be accepted. Seconded by Janet. Carried unanimously.

PREPARATION FOR APCM: Thanks to Chris who has completed collating the report for the APCM. Trish will print and staple the hard copies needed. The report will appear on our website. Additional hard copies will be available on request for persons not able to access

digital copies. 3 people are leaving the PCC and to date 2 people have agreed to stand for PCC.

The notice regarding the forthcoming APCM is displayed in the church porch, as is the notice regarding the election of churchwardens.

There was a discussion re the format of the APCM which will take place following the service on the 25 April.

TRANSITION: The advertisement for the new incumbent went out on March 22. Closing date 21 April. 

Shortlisting 28 April

15-16 May potential candidates visit and view vicarage

17 May visit to the three villages

18 May interviews

To date that is all the information available.

JOINT COUNCILThere was much discussion about the formation of the Joint Council following the transition.

It was agreed until we know the structure, the legal format and the authority of the joint council we are just speculating. We all agreed that the simpler the format , the better.

It is felt that depending on needs at any particular time, the joint council should be able to co opt persons with the relevant skill set to address that need at that time.

COMING OUT OF LOCKDOWN: Please let Trish know if you are coming to service on Sundays. Please try not to arrive at the last minute.

The wardens are to be congratulated as to how the church seating is laid out and how they guide the congregation for our services.

The church will follow all the guidelines issued re services during lockdown. 

The service last week was very well attended and numbers of people have said how much they enjoyed the service.

Thank you to all those who contribute to make our services memorable and special. 

AOB.

1/.  Plants are growing. There will be a list in a couple of weeks to order plants.

2/.  Feock church is at present without an organist and George has been asked if he will play for them. George feels St. Piran's is his church and was wondering what he should do. This is a wonderful offer for George and he has all our blessings to take this opportunity. Janet will arrange a card for George giving our love and best wishes.

The meeting closed at 3pm. With The Grace

Next meeting is APCM on 25th April after the service.

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Zoom PCC 16/3/2021 at 2pm

The meeting opened with a prayer. 

PRESENT:  Paul, David, Trish, Janet, Rosemary, Chris, Lorraine,Tim, Heather Jacqui.

APOLOGIES: Juliet, Jonathan, Gordon.

MATTERS ARISING~: The last meeting on 2/3/2021 had been to informally discuss the content of

the final proposal as to the format of the Waterside Churches. A straw poll had been taken and all were in favour. Now 2 weeks later we needed to make a formal acceptance of the proposal discussed on 2/3/2021.

Formal acceptance of the proposal : proposed by Rosemary, seconded by Heather.

A vote showed all present in favour. 10-0

FINANCE: Treasurer’s Report

     *Total Assets as at end of February £60,040. The Current Acct stands at £18,181 now . Average income for the past three months is £850 a month. 

       *Thank you to all those who have kept their direct payments into the bank.

       *Loss of income from church services and plate collection amounts to approx. £825 for this quarter.

       *No MMF payment has been made this year, and our usual added income from gift aid from fund raising this year and loss of gift aid remains a concern.

       *We should have sent £4500 for the first quarter of the year. Trish suggested that we give £3000 MMF now and then review in April once the church is active again and see how the giving recovers. All agreed.

      *Wendy Whittaker, Administrator for the 8 Saints, is taking redundancy from the end of June as the new contract with the 5 Saints Cluster is not acceptable to her. We are required to pay a redundancy payment of £226.29 to the 8 Saints Cluster account as our share of the payment. We have already paid a one off extra payment of £100 to the Cluster account in March last year to cover a shortfall in cash flow then. Trish has therefore sent a covering letter and cheque for £126.29 to Terry Lister, the 8 Saints Cluster Treasurer to cover our remaining balance of the redundancy payment . She has also asked for a closing statement of that account. Wendy’s last salary payment of £75 per month from us will be in June and the direct debit will be cancelled from that date.

      *Rosemary has in the past contributed £500/pa. towards the cost of cleaning the church hall. As the hall has not been used, and therefore not cleaned regularly the money has not been spent. Rosemary requested that the money be applied to the General Fund. She also said she was prepared to contribute to the cost of cleaning the hall again, when cleaning started. She was thanked for this very generous offer.

       *Trish has just received the 2020 accounts back from the Independent Examiner, Tim Best, with a satisfactory report but not in time for them to be circulated to you prior to this meeting, so we will need a meeting arranged for you to receive them sometime in the next month in preparation for the APCM.

        *Trish was thanked for her Report and everyone accepted her suggestions.

ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE APCM ON 25/4/2021 AFTER SERVICE. 

       *Annual reports please. Jacqui will remind everyone to compile their annual report and send them directly to Chris,

who has kindly agreed to collate the reports and provide 5 hard copies.

WARDENS' REPORT ON TRANSITION

      *The Profile and other paperwork is due to be signed off by AD this week.

     *The advertisement will appear in The Church Times, Pathways, the Diocesan and our The Waterside Churches websites next week.

       *Short listing will take place on 28 April.

       *Selection will take place 15-16 May

       *Informal visit to parishes 17 May. Ian Halford has volunteered to facilitate the visit to Perranwell.

        *Formal interviews 18 May.

        *An offer for a new build property in Carnon Downs has been accepted and searches are now under way. It is hoped exchange and completion will be by May 18.

        *The new incumbent will be available to take up their post after serving their notice at their present position.

BISHOP'S MISSION ORDER

At 2.30pm. Rev. Marc Baker, Rural dean of Powder Deanery, joined the group to present the Bishops Mission Order.

This is for all the churches in Truro and the Truro locality to come together to share their resources for mission. There is a copy on our website withing the Vacancy pages. In Summary, it is being set up to:

1. Serve and Grow the church in the Truro area, working in the very large area of new housing.

2. Grow and encourage healthy local churches.

3. Work together jointly, sharing expertise and local knowledge and associations. This is an Anglican initiative , but there will be cooperation with other denominations.

There was much discussion about the work that is taking place already, the relationship we have with the Methodist Church, the need to go into local schools, the problems going into local schools and the work that has been done with local schools in the past. 

There was also much discussion on the need for or not of DBS checks.

It was felt having a new priest along with the instigation of the BMO was a very positive conjunction, both for the priest and for the congregation.

Some felt that the new priest should get to know his new congregation and ‘find his/her feet’ before taking on the BMO. Rev. Baker felt the new incumbent would feel supported by the BMO.

AOB

It was suggested that the children make Easter Gardens and put them in the church porch.

Chris would like each child to receive a booklet about the Easter story. This was agreed.

The meeting closed at 3.32 pm.

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Zoom PCC March 2/3/21.

Present: Paul,David, Trish,Heather,Chris,Lorraine.Tim,Rosemary,Jacqui

Apologies: Juliet, Janet,Gordon.

Meeting started at 2.00pm.

Agenda: the purpose of the meeting to informally discuss the content of the final proposal arrived at with the ArchDeacon, the wardens and representatives of the Waterside Churches as to the format of the Waterside Churches.

See below:

Proposal for a Waterside Benefice

1. Formation of a new ‘Waterside Benefice’

2. The Waterside Benefice form a Joint Council (Appendix A)

3. The Waterside Joint Council to have delegated responsibility for various aspects of the Waterside Church’s common life as formally delegated by the three PCCs of the benefice.

4. An appointment of a priest in charge of the new benefice be made initially for three years.

5. A review of becoming one parish and the appointment of a priest in charge be conducted at the end of the three year period (Appendix B)

Appendix A Joint Council

Area’s delegated to the Joint Council to include:

1. Mission – oversee and support the mission of the Waterside Churches

2. Ministry – oversee and support ministry of clergy and lay leaders

3. Stewardship and MMF – be responsible for developing a common approach to stewardship

4. Be responsible for the payment of MMF *

*PCCs would retain responsibility for the custodianship of assets (including investments, cash

and buildings) plus care of the local church and other buildings.

Appendix B Review

Review at the end of three years

1. Conducted by Archdeacon, with input from the Rural Dean, Priest and Churchwardens.

2. Criteria to focus on ‘fruitfulness and sustainability’ with specific attention regards the

effectiveness of a Joint Council, financial sustainability for the churches and payment of MMF.

A strawpoll showed unanimous support.

The wardens were thanked for their hard work over a long and difficult time.

There will be a formal PCC to be held via Zoom on Tuesday 16 March at 2.00pm to ratify this decision.

Meeting closed at 2.45pm.

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