P.C.C. Minutes




Meeting Date

7th September 2022

Meeting Venue

St. Peter’s Church


As recorded in the attendance book                                                  


Father David opened the meeting with a prayer.


Fr. David Watson, Mrs Nikki Hirst, Mr Roger Lewis

Minutes of last meeting

These were accepted as a true record


Matters arising

There were no matters arising


St. Thomas:   The ownership of the building is still unclear, which, in turn, is causing doubt as to who is responsible for any repair costs.

The children’s playgroup still wish to use the building and a youth group have also shown interest in using it on a regular basis.


See Treasurer’s report attached

With the increased costs of gas and electricity, a discussion took place around how we could save money. One of the suggestions is to only use the lights that are necessary and to turn off any that are not needed.



There was only 1 nomination for Churchwarden at the Annual Meeting. When the paperwork is returned to the Diocese, this will highlight our Parish as being unable to fill all the required positions.

Safeguarding / GDPR                                                                                                                             

The issue previously reported is still being monitored. Other than that, there are no matters causing concern.



Sunday 9th October: A pet blessing service in St. Peter’s at 3.00pm

Friday 4th October: Quiz night in St. Peter’s at 7.30pm

Sunday 6th November: a Memorial Service in St. Peter’s at 4.00pm. Red 7-day lamps will be available to purchase at £5 each. They will be lit during the Mass and burn until Remembrance Sunday

Saturday 3rd December: Phoenix Chorale’s Christmas Concert in St. Peter’s

Friday 9th December: Parish Christmas meal.

Community Cafe

The Community Café project is currently on hold. Further details will be given when available.

Primary School

A new Head Teacher has been appointed at the Primary School, and he is aiming at having a closer relationship with the church than there has been recently.

The school will be holding their Harvest Thanksgiving service in St. Peter’s, during which the new Head Teacher will be commissioned.

Dates of PCC Meetings for the coming year

November 9th at St. Peter’s. Please note this venue change due to road works outside St. Thomas; January 11th at St. Peter’s; March 8th at St. Thomas with a date for the A.P.C.M. still to be decided.

All meeting to start at 7.00 pm


There being no further business, Fr. David closed the meeting with a blessing.


Signed as a true record



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