PCC News - Issue 24
Articles in this issue...
An out of the blue moment
I first became interested in the Anna Chaplaincy movement when my husband and I were studying for a certificate in ‘Older People’s Ministry’ at Cliff College, led by Debbie Thrower, the pioneer of this ministry.
A framework for starting something missional in your parish
The Church is still facing the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. When we think about the uncertain future of our churches we need to remember “nothing will be impossible with God” (Luke 1:37).
Finally, it has arrived
For many years parishes have been asking me if the diocese is going to join The Parish Giving Scheme (PGS). Well, I am pleased to say that we have finally decided to go ahead. What is all the fuss about, I hear you say? Well, the advantages to your parish are immense.
What does and doesn’t require a faculty?
It has now been nearly seven years since The Faculty Jurisdiction Rules (2015) came into force, bringing in one of the most significant changes to the way the faculty system has operated in years.
What is my charity number?
In the finance team, we regularly receive queries from parishes asking what their charity number is. This is a question that is normally asked when they are opening a new bank account or applying for a grant.
Clergy care and wellbeing
Ordained ministry can be a most rewarding calling and role. At the same time, it can also contain many difficulties and demands.
Vital help available for clergy and their families
Clergy are called to serve others; Clergy Support Trust exists to serve them. The charity helps Anglican clergy and their families in the UK, Ireland and Diocese in Europe.
You are not alone
Many PCC members live in rural parishes and are part of the farming community. YANA (You Are Not Alone) is a mental health charity that has been supporting people working in agriculture and related rural businesses locally for the last 13 years.
Hive of spirituality
The Hive in Great Cressingham, Norfolk, was launched in the middle of the pandemic just before the second lock down on 19 December 2020. It is a place of Creativity, Spirituality and Wellbeing.
Wild Church, Norfolk
For the last six months Wild Church has been running in an outdoor community space called Loch Neaton. As a Licensed Lay Minister, I head it up, and a new intergenerational community has been growing.
Starting from scratch again!
Here at St Andrew’s Eaton (in Norwich), we’d had several attempts at having a church away day, postponed each time by the pandemic.
Let it grow
St Francis Church, Heartsease, has long been committed to proclaiming the Gospel of Christ through offering loving support and practical assistance to the parish we have been called to serve.
Parable of wise and foolish builders
The Climate Crisis can seem far away and not something which will affect us here in Norfolk and Waveney very much.
New life for waste land
Following major repair works to St Andrew’s Church at Felmingham, situated in a beautiful rural village in North Norfolk, it was a positive time for the Friends of the Church to explore a more ecological approach in the maintenance of the Church and its environment.
Before engagement comes motivation
It can be an age old dilemma, how do we get children and young people through the doors of church?
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