PRESENT: Revd. Geoff Boucher, Helen Dowzall, Amanda Smith, Revd. Sam Perez, Pam Clark, Sue Craven, Paul Fearon, Pam Fearon, Peter King, Carol King, Derek Colbert, Elaine Levitt, Colin Jones, Mary Adlam. Apologies for absence were received from: Revd Clifford Owen. Geoff welcomed Sam Perez (our Curate) to the meeting. The meeting opened with prayer. 1. Approval of Minutes: The minutes of the meeting held on Monday 17th January 2022 were approved by the meeting. 2. Matters Arising: There were no matters arising from these minutes. 3. Correspondence: It was decided that as a church we would not be proposing anyone for the Etheldreda Medal Award. 4. Safeguarding: The   meeting   was   informed   that   there   was   nothing   to   report.   Paul   reported   that   Sue   Craven’s   DBS check had been renewed. 5. Church Away   Day:   The Away   Day   held   on   Saturday   19th   March   was   attended   by   18   people.     Discussions   took place   in   three   separate   groups.   The   three   groups   were   Communication,   Pastoral   Care   and   Social Activity.     From   each group   came   thoughts   and   ideas   to   help   with   progress   and   making   known   our   church   in   the   community.     The   Pastoral Care   Group   were   already   meeting,   and   an   Evening   Eucharist   Service   is   taking   place   on   the   3rd   Wednesday   of   each month.   Pam   Clark   raised   the   possibility   of   replacing   the   crockery   that   we   use   in   the   kitchen.     This   was   now   very   old and had been well used over many years. 6. Annual Report: The report was approved by the PCC. 7. Annual   Accounts:   The   accounts   for   2021   had   been   examined   by   David   Ebdale   and   signed   off   with   approval.   The   PCC   meeting   proposed   that   the   accounts   be   approved,   this   was   proposed   by   Sue   Craven   and   seconded   by   Pam Clark.   As   David   will   not   accept   a   fee   for   the   examination   of   the   accounts   it   was   proposed     a   gift   be   made   to   him   as appreciation   for   his   help.     These Accounts   would   now   be   placed   on   the   Church   website   and   copies   made   available   in Church. 8. Church   Wardens   Report:   From   the   report   Sue   mentioned   some   of   the   items   that   have   been   carried   out. Cromwell   Fire   had   completed   their   inspection   of   fire   alarms   and   fire   extinguishers.     The   electrical   testing   had   taken place and any items high lighted had been delt with. Two new kettles had been purchased. 9. Treasurers   Report:   The   Treasurers   Report   and Accounts   had   been   circulated.   Paul   highlighted   the   key   points   in the Treasurers Report. There were no questions from the PCC. 10. Easter   Services:       On   Maundy   Thursday   there   will   be   a   service   of   communion   in   Church   at   7p.m.     Good   Friday at   12   noon   there   is   a   service   of   devotion   lasting   approximately   1hr   and   Easter   Sunday   11a.m.   Holy   Communion.     On Monday,   Tuesday   and   Wednesday   of   Holy   Week   at   St.   Mary’s   Houghton,   there   will   be   a   short   service   of   devotion   at 7pm.   each   evening.     On   Palm   Sunday   10th April,   All   Saints   Church   will   erect   the   Wooden   Cross   in   the   churchyard.   Near to the cross Sam will be arranging an Easter Garden. 11.   Electoral   Roll:   At   the   time   of   the   meeting   there   was   no   further                   information   to   discuss.   All   the   relevant paperwork for the A.P.C.M. would be completed. 12.   A.P.C.M.     Tuesday   26th   April,2022:   The   meeting   will   be   held   in   Church   at   7pm.     The   PCC   discussed   ways   of attracting   more   members   of   our   congregation   to   attend   this   meeting.     It   was   suggested   that   a   notice   be   printed   and   put in   each   pew   or   on   each   chair   giving   notice   of   the   meeting   and   asking   people   to   try   to   come   along.     Also,   to   find people   who   would   be   interested   in   joining   the   PCC.   We   are   looking   for   new   members   with   fresh   ideas.   To   become   a member   of   the   PCC   you   do   need   to   be   on   the   electoral   roll   of   the   church.     Helen   Dowzall   is   the   electoral   roll secretary   who   can   help.   It   was   reported   that   Tony   Humes   our   organist   is   willing   to   join   the   PCC   and   Mary Adlam   is due   for   re-election.     Paul   Fearon   is   standing   for   Church Warden   and   will   remain Treasurer,     Sue   Craven   has   expressed her   willingness   to   continue   as   Church   Warden.   There   is   a   six-year   period   of   maximum   service   for   a   Church   Warden and   in   2023   Sue   Craven   will   have   served   her   six   years.   A   resolution   will   need   to   be   passed   at   the   meeting   allowing   a Church   Warden   to   carry   on   beyond   the   six   years   if   they   agree   to   and   are   nominated   by   members   of   the   church.   The meeting   agreed   to   look   into   the   possibility   of   having Assistant   Church   Wardens.     This   would   be   discussed   at   the   next PCC Meeting. 13. Church   Kneelers:   The   meeting   was   informed   that   the   kneelers,   at   the       moment   were   not   being   used.     Most   of them   are   in   very   poor   condition.     It   was   decided   by   the   PCC   that   20   of   the   kneelers,   those   in   the   best   conditioned were   cleaned   and   then   one   would   be   placed   in   each   pew.     Hooks   would   be   put   in   the   pews   to   keep   the   kneelers   off floor when not in use. The remaining kneelers would be disposed of. 14.   Jubilee Tree   Planting:   A   Native   Rowan Tree   is   going   to   be     planted   in   the   church   yard   on Tuesday   22nd   March, 2022.     The   Town   Council   had   very   kindly   helped   with   the   planting.     It   was   hoped   that   members   of   the   congregation would   attend   and   Sam   would   read   a   beautiful   poem   and   give   a   blessing.     The   poem   will   be   laminated   and   secured   to the   wall   near   the   tree,   a   plaque   will     also   be   placed   at   the   foot   of   the   tree   commemorating   the   Queens   Platinum Jubilee. 15.   Social   Events:   The   concert   to   be   given   by   Huntingdon   Male   Voice   Choir   was   discussed.     It   was   felt   that   several points   need   to   be   clarified   and   the   PCC   Secretary   agreed   to   make   contact   the   secretary   of   the   choir   for   some   clarity. Pam would keep Geoff informed of progress. Action: Pam Fearon. 16.   Deanery   and   Synod   Reports   –   Deanery   Planning:     It   was   felt   that   the Away   Days   were   providing   the   necessary input that is needed for the Deanery Planning. Elaine would keep us informed as progress happened. 17.   Completion   of   Oak   Audio   Cabinet:   The   cabinet   has   now   been   installed     and   is   proudly   holding   the   audio equipment   of   the   church.     It   is   a   beautiful   piece   of   carpentry   which   enhances   our   church.     The   pulpit   microphone   is   a great improvement to our sound system. 18.   Grazing   Land:   Paul   reported   that   the   custodian   (EDBF)   had   approved   the   request   to   sell   the   land   on   the   3rd March   with   the   proviso   that   it   was   not   sold   for   less   than   the   Red   Book   Valuation.   Brown   &   Co   are   commencing   the marketing   of   the   land   for   sale   on   25th   March   with   a   guide   price   of   £55,000.   Paul   is   going   to   circulate   the   sale brochure to the PCC. 19.   Newsletter:     It   was   hoped   that   the   Newsletter   would   be   sent   out   on   the   1st April.     Geoff   thanked Amanda   for   all her   work   in   producing   the   Letter.     It   is   now   received   by   many   members   of   not   only   the   church   but   all   who   have signed   up   for   Hartford   Connect.     Printed   copies   of   the   News   Letter   will   be   made   available   in   Church   for   those   who do not have access to a computer. The meeting closed at 8.25pm with prayer.
All Saints’ Church, Hartford MINUTES
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OF THE PCC MEETING HELD ON 21ST MARCH, 2022 IN THE CHURCH ROOM
All Saints’ Church, Hartford MINUTES
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PRESENT: Revd. Geoff Boucher, Helen Dowzall, Amanda Smith, Revd. Sam Perez, Pam Clark, Sue Craven, Paul Fearon, Pam Fearon, Peter King, Carol King, Derek Colbert, Elaine Levitt, Colin Jones, Mary Adlam. Apologies for absence were received from: Revd Clifford Owen. Geoff welcomed Sam Perez (our Curate) to the meeting. The meeting opened with prayer. 1. Approval of Minutes: The minutes of the meeting held on Monday 17th January 2022 were approved by the meeting. 2. Matters Arising: There were no matters arising from these minutes. 3. Correspondence: It was decided that as a church we would not be proposing anyone for the Etheldreda Medal Award. 4. Safeguarding:   The   meeting   was   informed that   there   was   nothing   to   report.   Paul   reported that Sue Craven’s DBS check had been renewed. 5. Church   Away   Day:   The   Away   Day   held   on Saturday   19th   March   was   attended   by   18   people.   Discussions   took   place   in   three   separate   groups. The   three   groups   were   Communication,   Pastoral Care   and   Social Activity.     From   each   group   came thoughts    and    ideas    to    help    with    progress    and making    known    our    church    in    the    community.    The   Pastoral   Care   Group   were   already   meeting, and   an   Evening   Eucharist   Service   is   taking   place on   the   3rd Wednesday   of   each   month.   Pam   Clark raised   the   possibility   of   replacing   the   crockery that   we   use   in   the   kitchen.     This   was   now   very old and had been well used over many years. 6. Annual Report: The report was approved by the PCC. 7. Annual   Accounts:   The   accounts   for   2021 had   been   examined   by   David   Ebdale   and   signed off   with   approval.     The   PCC   meeting   proposed that   the   accounts   be   approved,   this   was   proposed by   Sue   Craven   and   seconded   by   Pam   Clark.     As David   will   not   accept   a   fee   for   the   examination of   the   accounts   it   was   proposed     a   gift   be   made to    him    as    appreciation    for    his    help.       These Accounts   would   now   be   placed   on   the   Church website and copies made available in Church. 8. Church   Wardens   Report:   From   the   report Sue   mentioned   some   of   the   items   that   have   been carried   out.   Cromwell   Fire   had   completed   their inspection   of   fire   alarms   and   fire   extinguishers.   The   electrical   testing   had   taken   place   and   any items   high   lighted   had   been   delt   with.     Two   new kettles had been purchased. 9. Treasurers   Report:   The   Treasurers   Report and     Accounts      had      been      circulated.      Paul highlighted    the    key    points    in    the    Treasurers Report. There were no questions from the PCC. 10. Easter    Services:          On    Maundy   Thursday there   will   be   a   service   of   communion   in   Church at    7p.m.       Good    Friday    at    12    noon    there    is    a service    of    devotion    lasting    approximately    1hr and    Easter    Sunday    11a.m.    Holy    Communion.    On   Monday,   Tuesday   and   Wednesday   of   Holy Week   at   St.   Mary’s   Houghton,   there   will   be   a short   service   of   devotion   at   7pm.   each   evening.   On   Palm   Sunday   10th   April,     All   Saints   Church will   erect   the   Wooden   Cross   in   the   churchyard.   Near    to    the    cross    Sam    will    be    arranging    an Easter Garden. 11.   Electoral   Roll:   At   the   time   of   the   meeting there   was   no   further                   information   to   discuss. All    the    relevant    paperwork    for    the    A.P.C.M.    would be completed. 12.    A.P.C.M.       Tuesday    26th    April,2022:    The meeting   will   be   held   in   Church   at   7pm.     The PCC   discussed   ways   of   attracting   more   members of   our   congregation   to   attend   this   meeting.     It was   suggested   that   a   notice   be   printed   and   put   in each   pew   or   on   each   chair   giving   notice   of   the meeting   and   asking   people   to   try   to   come   along.   Also,   to   find   people   who   would   be   interested   in joining    the    PCC.       We    are    looking    for    new members   with   fresh   ideas.   To   become   a   member of   the   PCC   you   do   need   to   be   on   the   electoral roll    of    the    church.       Helen    Dowzall    is    the electoral    roll    secretary    who    can    help.    It    was reported   that   Tony   Humes   our   organist   is   willing to   join   the   PCC   and   Mary   Adlam   is   due   for   re- election.       Paul    Fearon    is    standing    for    Church Warden   and   will   remain   Treasurer,     Sue   Craven has    expressed    her    willingness    to    continue    as Church   Warden.   There   is   a   six-year   period   of maximum   service   for   a   Church   Warden   and   in 2023   Sue   Craven   will   have   served   her   six   years.   A    resolution    will    need    to    be    passed    at    the meeting   allowing   a   Church   Warden   to   carry   on beyond   the   six   years   if   they   agree   to   and   are nominated    by    members    of    the    church.    The meeting   agreed   to   look   into   the   possibility   of having   Assistant   Church   Wardens.     This   would be discussed at the next PCC Meeting. 13. Church      Kneelers:      The      meeting      was informed   that   the   kneelers,   at   the       moment   were not   being   used.     Most   of   them   are   in   very   poor condition.     It   was   decided   by   the   PCC   that   20   of the   kneelers,   those   in   the   best   conditioned   were cleaned   and   then   one   would   be   placed   in   each pew.     Hooks   would   be   put   in   the   pews   to   keep the    kneelers    off    floor    when    not    in    use.       The remaining kneelers would be disposed of. 14.   Jubilee   Tree   Planting:     A   Native   Rowan Tree   is   going   to   be     planted   in   the   church   yard   on Tuesday   22nd   March,   2022.     The   Town   Council had   very   kindly   helped   with   the   planting.     It   was hoped   that   members   of   the   congregation   would attend   and   Sam   would   read   a   beautiful   poem   and give   a   blessing.   The   poem   will   be   laminated   and secured   to   the   wall   near   the   tree,   a   plaque   will   also     be     placed     at     the     foot     of     the     tree commemorating the Queens Platinum Jubilee. 15.   Social   Events:   The   concert   to   be   given   by Huntingdon   Male   Voice   Choir   was   discussed.     It was   felt   that   several   points   need   to   be   clarified and   the   PCC   Secretary   agreed   to   make   contact the   secretary   of   the   choir   for   some   clarity.   Pam would keep Geoff informed of progress. Action: Pam Fearon. 16.    Deanery    and    Synod    Reports    –    Deanery Planning:     It   was   felt   that   the   Away   Days   were providing   the   necessary   input   that   is   needed   for the   Deanery   Planning.     Elaine   would   keep   us informed as progress happened. 17.   Completion   of   Oak   Audio   Cabinet:   The cabinet   has   now   been   installed     and   is   proudly holding   the   audio   equipment   of   the   church.     It   is a   beautiful   piece   of   carpentry   which   enhances our   church.     The   pulpit   microphone   is   a   great improvement to our sound system. 18.     Grazing     Land:     Paul     reported     that     the custodian   (EDBF)   had   approved   the   request   to sell   the   land   on   the   3rd   March   with   the   proviso that   it   was   not   sold   for   less   than   the   Red   Book Valuation.    Brown    &    Co    are    commencing    the marketing   of   the   land   for   sale   on   25th   March with   a   guide   price   of   £55,000.   Paul   is   going   to circulate the sale brochure to the PCC. 19.     Newsletter:         It     was     hoped     that     the Newsletter   would   be   sent   out   on   the   1st   April.   Geoff    thanked    Amanda    for    all    her    work    in producing    the    Letter.       It    is    now    received    by many   members   of   not   only   the   church   but   all who    have    signed    up    for    Hartford    Connect.    Printed   copies   of   the   News   Letter   will   be   made available   in   Church   for   those   who   do   not   have access to a computer. The meeting closed at 8.25pm with prayer.
OF THE PCC MEETING HELD ON 21ST MARCH, 2022 IN THE CHURCH ROOM