Notes from the PCC Meeting Monday September 12 2016

posted Oct 18, 2016, 5:58 AM by Kirsty O'Grady   [ updated Sep 21, 2017, 9:25 AM ]


We started our September meeting with a time of worship lead by Steve Shuttleworth the reading was from Philippians 4:4-9.  We joined together in reading the Felgild Compline from the Northumbria Christian Community.

                                                Safeguarding Children

Sophie Sharples, Safeguarding Children officer for St Paul’s explained her responsibilities.  We have adopted the Safeguarding policy from Liverpool Diocese the policy requires that church roles working with children have a job description.  Workers need to complete safeguarding self-declaration on diocese website and need annual review.  Policy, including the position of safeguarding officer needs to be reviewed annually.

                                                    PCC Secretary

Due to Reader training commitments Steve Shuttleworth has stepped down as PCC Secretary.  Nikki Lamb has taken over the position.  Steve was thanked for all his hard work in the role.

                                                 St Paul’s Vicarage

The Arch Deacon has agreed for St Pauls PCC to take on the responsibility for the Vicarage while it is vacant until a new Vicar is appointed some-time after next Easter. The PCC has appointed Billy and Andrea Bromilow as ‘Guardians’ to live in the Vicarage.  Once a new Vicar is appointed and there is then clarity if the Vicar wishes to live in the vicarage further plans can then be made.   Billy and Andrea moved into the vicarage 12th September 2016.

                                                    Vicar’s Report

Sophie Sharples is going to be running a Parents & toddler group starting 26/9/2016 – 10.00am, a great opportunity to open our doors to more people in our local community.

                                                Treasurer’s Report

Each year we try to donate 10% of St Paul’s income to Missionary projects spreading the donations across Overseas, National and Local organisations.  We agreed to add two new services to our list this year – Reach Christian counselling services and OneTwo Sports Ministry.

                            Growth Planning Framework (see attached document)

The growth planning Framework which is used to monitor how all aspects of our church is run, developed and expanded is reviewed at most meetings to make sure that it is clear how we are progressing in growing St Paul’s Church. (copies of the framework can be obtained at the back of church)

The full PCC minutes are at the back of Church

Next PCC meeting is on Monday 10th October 2016 at 7.30pm

Please remember the PCC members in your prayers.