PCC News - Issue 14
Articles in this issue...
A mission project that involves a building
During the early part of last summer, I drove over to Blakeney to hear a workshop led by Dr Nigel Walter who, by profession, is not only an architect but also a theologian.
A guiding hand, The Church Building Ambassador network
As a Diocese, we are committed to growth in discipleship, service and numbers.
Could this ‘Special Person’ be you?
As a major way forward for our churches I cannot emphasise enough how important it is that we get a Legacy Officer on each PCC.
Confusion reigns – is the PCC a charity?
Yes! all PCC are charities. Currently PCCs with incomes over £100,000 a year need to register with the Charity Commission.
Ensure your church website is compliant with safeguarding policy
The Church of England’s Parish Safeguarding Handbook (available at www.DofN.org/safeguardinghandbook) which all parishes and clergy are required to comply with, states that parishes must “ensure that safeguarding arrangements are clearly visible on the front page of the parish website”.
How ‘good’ can come out of a ‘bad’ situation
The lovely church of St Mary’s, Northrepps in North Norfolk had lead stolen from the chancel and vestry roof in 2017.
Arriving easily at our destination – the Route B way
Every time I raise the issue of repairs to the church with my PCC, you see their eyes roll and hear mutterings along the lines of “not another faculty – it’ll be years before we get anything done”.
Relief easily achieved online – obtaining a faculty
Just over twelve months ago the PCC at All Saints, Beeston Regis agreed that, if it was possible, we should proceed with the installation of a disabled friendly toilet inside the church and a local firm of architects drew up some sketch plans.
The Children, Youth & Families (CYF) Task Force is currently comprised of fourteen members from around the Diocese representing key projects and specific areas of ministry relating to children, young people and families e.g. Schools and Mission Work, Open the Book, Under 5’s.
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