Annual reports 2021

PCC Report-Di Wheeler- May 1st 2022

The PCC met for the first time, following lockdown and the vicar’s sabbatical, in September 2021. During lockdown the PCC had kept in touch by email. Further meetings were held in November, January and March.

Although we no longer have officially any churchwardens, the PCC are extremely grateful to both Sue and June for continuing to do what they can to keep the church going. June attends every Sunday and makes sure there are readers and the service goes well. Tom and Jan Gay ring the bell every Sunday.

Sue has worked very hard to ensure the finances are kept in order as well as arranging for essential work on the church is done. Sue has also attended meetings re the future of the church.

-The knotweed in the carpark has been treated.

-Graveyard has been cleared

-Fire extinguishers have been tested

-electrical survey completed

-Hedge has been cut

-guttering has been cleared

We are grateful to Tom Gay who is always ready to help when needed.

The increased cost of power and insurance is putting an extra strain on finances especially as the income has reduced

The PCC owe huge thanks to Marg Howie for ensuring that the PCC have continued to ensure that it has complied with its duty under section 5 of the Safeguarding and Clergy Discipline Measure 2016 to have due regard to House of Bishops’ guidance on safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. All policies are reviewed and updated and are available to view at the back of church and on the website. PCC members have been required to do training and to have new DBS checks.

The PCC were keen that the Wednesday services were restarted. The vicar agreed to restart from 2nd February.

More volunteers are urgently needed to help with activities and to keep the church going.

For the Queens Platinum Jubilee 2 trees are going to be planted and dedicated during the Jubilee Weekend. Thanks to June for getting the trees.

In the autumn PCC are planning a Pet Sunday

Keith Wheeler has agreed to become the vice chair of the PCC

Vicar’s report  -tbc