PCC News - Issue 23
Articles in this issue...
Woods of Hope
In the spring term of 2021, we saw the full return to school after a second long period of absence due to the Covid lockdowns.
Vision at the heart of PCC meetings
The Church of England spends a lot of time in PCC meetings – you may have noticed! One piece of research suggests that we spend 1,500,000 people-hours at them each year.
The Diocese of Norwich’s new funding search engine is proving to be a big hit with parishes.
Are you claiming?
The Listed Places of Worship (LPW) Grant Scheme enables churches to reclaim VAT incurred in making repairs to listed buildings used as places of worship.
Simple set of 10 questions
When churches were closed during the 2020 lockdown, we had to find a way of transmitting services to our congregation using whatever modern technology was available to us.
‘This is my best church’
I’ve always thought that to be a welcoming church, the welcome needs to be present throughout the week as much as on Sunday. Upper Tas Valley Benefice agrees.
Leading your Church into Growth: online March 2022
Anyone who has tried to growing flowers, fruit and vegetables know that growth is not simply something that just “happens”. It needs careful preparation, focused attention and thoughtful nurturing.
Nuts and bolts of doing mission
We know that God grows God’s Church, but we all have a part to play in that!
Responding to the call of Jesus
When Keith James brought the LyCiG conference to the diocese it coincided with key changes at St Stephen’s with new people having recently taken on new responsibilities as churchwardens and ordinand.
Arrival of your new Diocesan Secretary
As a fellow PCC member, it gives me great pleasure to introduce myself as the new Diocesan Secretary.
Safeguarding training update – Autumn 2021
The Diocese of Norwich continues to work toward ensuring a church which is safer for everyone.
Easier than you may think
Churches complete the unique online Eco Survey about how they are caring for God’s Earth in different areas of their life and work.
Bronze award pursued
St Mary’s Church, Kelling, is a Grade II listed building set in a large churchyard in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the North Norfolk coast.
Continuing the journey
This spring, our PCC and congregation at All Saints, Chedgrave, were delighted to discover that they had achieved a bronze eco-award.
Opportunities to enrich your regular routine
‘Becoming’ is a process; it takes time, and the process itself is the key benefit.
Thinking about heating?
Before you go any further with a heating project, you should carefully review your current situation.
Faithful band of pilgrims at Easter
Great Yarmouth Minster is blessed with a set of Stations of the Cross paintings set in our town
The stable which became an Easter Garden
They are many of us saying this – but it is true: ‘We have tried new things because of the pandemic – and there are some things that we want to keep.’
Nurturing early growth
Where are the spaces in your community that enable faith conversation to flourish?
VAT is a grey area… but let us add a little colour!
Parochial Church Councils come within the scope of registration for VAT. Whether they do so in practice depends on the extent to which they supply items which are taxable. In most cases, the taxable turnover will not be great enough to call for registration. Some expenditure that most of our PCCs have are listed below, some of which attract reduced or zero-rated VAT.
Welcoming new residents
Housing developments are happening everywhere, Horsford is no exception. Just six miles north from the centre of Norwich, it is a place to which couples and young families are keen to move.
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