PCC News - Issue 12
Articles in this issue...
Classic return of the tea towel!
The Advent and Christmas period in Cawston is a very lively time for the church.
Orienteering and the Nativity
To mark the season of Advent, Victory Villages and St Mary’s Church, North Elmham last year had a nativity trail.
Twinkling bright in Sheringham
I’m now in my tenth year of ministry in Sheringham and it was soon after my arrival that I thought a Christmas Tree Festival would look wonderful in the light, wide-open spaces of St Peter’s Church.
Using our time wisely: exploring ways to spend less time in meetings
‘God so loved the world that he didn’t send a committee!' & One Church, Eight Buildings
What is Grant Finder?
The Diocese of Norwich Grant Finder is a FREE online funding website developed exclusively for local parishes.
FREE MONEY! Read on…
Church of England parishes collectively receive nearly £90 million in Gift Aid tax rebates each year, around £40 million more than the amount collected in the year 2000, and sufficient to fund 1,600 stipendiary clergy! This is a great tribute to the hard work of volunteers running Gift Aid programmes, as well as a testimony to the value of the Gift Aid scheme. It’s important to claim it and to get it right.
Going that extra mile to welcome
You asked us to explain what we feel that we do extremely well to make people feel welcome at Hemblington.
A welcome addition at our event
Having a ‘Temporary Events Notice’ (TENs) allows you to legally sell alcohol on your premises ie church hall/rooms. Without a TENs you cannot sell alcohol, only give it away!
Licensing law & church activities – a brief guide
The Licensing Act 2003 may affect some church events, regulating entertainment and the sale of alcohol. Fortunately, it makes exceptions for some occasional activities.
No bullrushes, but a catwalk and basket!
Recently I was asked to swap the aisle for the catwalk, I can assure you it was all in a good cause.
Serious about entertaining
The process starts with a visit to your local council office to register your interest, obtain the necessary forms but most importantly seek their help and advice!
Welcome to ‘OUR’ parish
St Mary’s Church likes to give a Welcome Bag to new people moving into the parish of Watton, as a means of introducing the Church and its activities, enclosing other items to welcome the new residents to the community.
Food safety law & church activities – a brief guide
Food provided by churches is subject to food law and must be safe to eat.
Provisions for the local community
In October 2017 I received a phone call from the Heritage Lottery informing me that our application for urgent repairs and a heritage project focussing on some of the church’s key features had been successful.
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