PCC News - Issue 26
Articles in this issue...
When I’m calling you…
You might have a feeling that God is calling you into service to the Church, a feeling which won’t go away. People around you might make comments, indicating that you may be called into lay ministry, perhaps as a ‘Reader’. What does that mean?
Life examples in sermon
I am a retired civil engineer, having spent 40 years working in the flood and coastal defence sector on design, construction and project appraisal.
Bringing Christ into deeper focus
Little did I realise when I was licensed in September 2019 that the first couple of years of my ministry would include Zoom prayer meetings, recording services and livestreaming services.
Junior conservationists planting for the future
Year 6 Children from Dickleburgh Church of England Primary Academy have been working in the local community ‘planting for the future.’
Safeguarding training update – August 2022
Where has this year gone? Here we are entering the Autumn, and what this time last year felt like a new Training Plan to be delivered, is now well very well established, and planning for next year already well underway!
When the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) was founded, William Morris wrote of the need to “stave off decay by daily care, to prop a perilous wall or mend a leaky roof.”
As many readers will be aware, the new Diocesan vision embraces the threefold invitation to be “Prayerful, Pastoral, Prophetic”, and this year the emphasis has been on the first of those.
Consider the butterflies
Have you noticed this year’s butterflies? Since we rewilded part of our garden Helen and I have been struck by the number and variety of butterflies that visit.
Bergh Apton Church thanks Keys Auctioneers
It was an item in the summer 2021 issue of PCC news that first sparked the idea.
The legacy lives on
Legacies are a lifeline for our parishes. Church of England parishes receive over 4,000 legacies each year – gifts to finance mission projects, maintain beautiful church buildings and grow faithful and faith filled communities.
Avoid bank charges
I am treasurer of Cromer and also Sheringham PCCs and I became aware that at Cromer we are being charged over £100 a month in bank charges.
PCC News survey follow up
One of the outcomes of the PCC News survey was that a few people asked for reports from parishes already using The Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) in our Diocese.
One Big Day 2022
“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10: 23-25
Eyes fixed on Jesus
A large group of us gathered from the Trunch Benefice during March in our Mundesley Community rooms to join others on Zoom for the Diocese: Leading Your Church into Growth (LYCiG) conference.
Prayer, presence, proclamation and persuasion
Bacon sandwiches, time together and great input was a recipe for success as far as our PCC was concerned!
Uniquely positioned to support
In these turbulent times, we are all feeling the sting of this cost of living crisis. But I’m sure that you are also aware of those who are struggling under the weight of rising costs more than others. When serving both congregation and community, the need can feel overwhelming.
The provision of financial education
The Centre is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for the provision of regulated debt advice and has two advisers trained in debt counselling.
Introducing Nicholas Cannon
I joined the Diocese after retiring from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) after 34 years’ service.
Introducing Eliza Greenwell
My name is Eliza and I’m the new Church Care and Development Adviser within the Diocese of Norwich.
Church Buildings Commission
The team looking at the responsibility of maintaining, managing and paying for the upkeep of church buildings in the Diocese of Norwich is now several months into its work.
Would you like to be our friend?
Coming out of the pandemic, and for me a new Rector, we at St Nicholas were concerned about money – basically we didn’t have enough! We were struggling to pay our parish share, both during the pandemic and many years prior; as a result there was nothing left for evangelism.
How to set up a ‘friends of’ group
A Friends’ Scheme can engage the wider community who may wish to support the life of the Church building.
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