PCC News

On this page we publish just some of the articles which appear in PCC News.

A catalyst for mission and outreach

A catalyst for mission and outreach

Our Christian beliefs teach us that when we have no further earthly need for our wealth, possessions and property we can give a final gift back to God to grow the Kingdom.

Tue 28 May 2019
Could this Special Person be you?

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.

Mon 25 Mar 2019
A mission project that  involves a building

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, writes Fabric Officer Jamie Campbell

Sat 23 Mar 2019
Tackling the issue head on

Tackling the issue head on

The Revd Christian Heycocks of the Sheringham Benefice highlights how St Peter's Church in Sheringham have proactively sought to always encourage 'honest and realistic' conversations about ministry, mission and the role and importance of finance in supporting their work.

Fri 15 Mar 2019
An answered prayer

An answered prayer

Sharing God's love is the core of living; sharing His love through a legacy gives hope and love beyond anything we might imagine.

Mon 11 Mar 2019
Parish Buying - Card readers now available

Parish Buying - Card readers now available

As many people no longer carry cash it's becoming increasingly important to provide other ways to pay and to give. One solution is a card reader, which works alongside a smart phone or tablet and costs as little as £19 to buy.

Mon 5 Mar 2018
Free to choose

Free to choose

We have become aware of an increased volume of energy brokers contacting PCC treasurers over the last few months.

Thu 9 Nov 2017
Stories about last Christmas from the Diocese

Stories about last Christmas from the Diocese

In the Winter 2017 edition of PCC News, The Revd Robert Avery and Carolyn Thomas-Coxhead write:

Thu 9 Nov 2017
It's not just for Christmas...

It's not just for Christmas...

A famous advertising slogan is ‘A Dog is for Life...Not Just For Christmas” which got me thinking about how this may apply to the church. We often put huge amounts of effort into the lead up to Christmas, planning events to invite people to – but maybe forget the follow up. We are all familiar with the post-Christmas blues – even to the point of people booking a holiday to recover from the rush!

Thu 9 Nov 2017
Saving Knapton's Angels - how external funding saved the church's future

Saving Knapton's Angels - how external funding saved the church's future

Thu 9 Nov 2017
Funding available to commemorate the end of WW1

Funding available to commemorate the end of WW1

Thu 9 Nov 2017
Website systems which work for multi-parish benefices

Website systems which work for multi-parish benefices

In the Winter 2017 edition of PCC News, Jason Baldry and The Revd Adrian Miller share their advice:

Thu 9 Nov 2017
Top tips for excellent church websites

Top tips for excellent church websites

It’s getting easier than ever to create beautiful websites which attract new members to church

Thu 9 Nov 2017
A reflection on budgeting

A reflection on budgeting

Susan Martin Lay Deanery Synod Rep, Yaxham reflects on budgeting.

Thu 9 Nov 2017
Using music on church premises

Using music on church premises

In the Winter 2017 edition of PCC News, Chris Williams from Christian Copyright Licensing International (CCLI) writes:

Thu 9 Nov 2017
Let the outreach - Shine!

Let the outreach - Shine!

Consumed with the day to day running of our churches, we don’t always get the chance to step back and reflect what goes on inside them. Here are some ideas that you and your PCC might like to consider in relation to worship and music in your churches:

Thu 9 Nov 2017
Joyfully, merrily, lustily?

Joyfully, merrily, lustily?

Setting up a new choir can bring fresh life into our communities. In the Winter 2017 edition of PCC News, Ashley Groat, Master of Music at Norwich Cathedral, writes:

Thu 9 Nov 2017
What makes a good Dementia cafe?

What makes a good Dementia cafe?

Wymondham has a very successful dementia café. Organiser, Diane Fernee explains what you need to think about if you are going to embark on this journey.

Sat 9 Sep 2017
What is a Neighbourhood Plan and why do one?

What is a Neighbourhood Plan and why do one?

We are continually searching for ways to reintegrate and be part of our community. Being involved in a local neighbourhood plan is a great way to do this.

Mon 31 Jul 2017
Ask your local Funeral Directors to consider...

Ask your local Funeral Directors to consider...

Your Incumbent and Rural Dean will have recently received a letter from James South (Senior Finance Officer) on behalf of the Diocesan Board of Finance Executive Committee. It gives guidance to PCCs in relation to setting formal procedures for the handling of collections at funeral services held in church.

Mon 31 Jul 2017
PCC governance and compliance checklist 2017

PCC governance and compliance checklist 2017

Take a minute to check that your PCC fulfils its legal requirements.

Mon 31 Jul 2017
'Friends of your church'

'Friends of your church'

In the Summer 2017 edition of PCC News, Robert Colyer writes about engaging with the local community:

Mon 31 Jul 2017
Getting off the giving hamster wheel

Getting off the giving hamster wheel

Giving for life: Continuing the Journey or Healthy giving Churches or Getting off the Giving Hamster Wheel

Mon 31 Jul 2017
Has your PCC got a legacy policy?

Has your PCC got a legacy policy?

Mon 31 Jul 2017
New life got WWII Nissen huts

New life got WWII Nissen huts

The story of the huts begins during the Second World War. In the Summer 2017 edition of PCC News, Mary Vacca, Churchwarden, writes:

Mon 31 Jul 2017
Stow Bedon incredible journey in a nutshell!

Stow Bedon incredible journey in a nutshell!

About to start on an HFL application? Read how Stow Bedon went about it.

Mon 31 Jul 2017
Updates from the Mission Strategy 2021 streams

Updates from the Mission Strategy 2021 streams

The latest updates from each of the four Mission Strategy 2021 streams.

Fri 31 Mar 2017
Practical churchyard management

Practical churchyard management

Practical guidance on churchyard management from the Spring 2017 edition of PCC News.

Fri 31 Mar 2017
Introducing...Spire Support Services

Introducing...Spire Support Services

Spire Support Services Ltd is a company wholly owned by the Diocese of Norwich - Developing and adapting your church for today's needs.

Fri 31 Mar 2017
Ideas for family fun in the sun

Ideas for family fun in the sun

Summer offers plenty of chances to do things together which seem less appealing in the cold winter months and can be a prime time for engaging with the community with local fetes, flower festivals, events and summer visitors milling around.

Fri 31 Mar 2017
Got your number? Help with aquiring your charity number

Got your number? Help with aquiring your charity number

In the Spring 2017 edition of PCC News, James South, Senior Finance Officer, writes:

Fri 31 Mar 2017
Bid writing made clear

Bid writing made clear

It is not as scary as you think. Once you have prepared all the ground work, the actual filling in of the form is quite straight forward.

Fri 31 Mar 2017
Going Long - Developing long term ministry with young people

Going Long - Developing long term ministry with young people

Having a desire to see young people in your church and having a desire to see young people grow in their faith are very different - so the first question is 'what is your motivation?'

Fri 31 Mar 2017
Benefice support FAQs and myths!

Benefice support FAQs and myths!

In the Spring 2017 edition of PCC News, Susan Bunting, Director of Finance writes:

Fri 31 Mar 2017
Top tips to promote and publicise your summer parish event

Top tips to promote and publicise your summer parish event

One of the most important things when planning your event is to let people know it’s happening. With that in mind, here are our top tips to help promote your parish event.

Fri 31 Mar 2017
Are your services accessible to those with disabilities?

Are your services accessible to those with disabilities?

As a church, hopefully it goes without saying, that we are all inclusive, but sometimes we overlook the little things that we can do to help somebody with a disability.

Wed 1 Jun 2016
A catalyst for mission and outreach

A catalyst for mission and outreach

Our Christian beliefs teach us that when we have no further earthly need for our wealth, possessions and property we can give a final gift back to God to grow the Kingdom.

Tue 28 May 2019
Could this Special Person be you?

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.

Mon 25 Mar 2019
A mission project that  involves a building

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, writes Fabric Officer Jamie Campbell

Sat 23 Mar 2019
Tackling the issue head on

Tackling the issue head on

The Revd Christian Heycocks of the Sheringham Benefice highlights how St Peter's Church in Sheringham have proactively sought to always encourage 'honest and realistic' conversations about ministry, mission and the role and importance of finance in supporting their work.

Fri 15 Mar 2019
An answered prayer

An answered prayer

Sharing God's love is the core of living; sharing His love through a legacy gives hope and love beyond anything we might imagine.

Mon 11 Mar 2019
Parish Buying - Card readers now available

Parish Buying - Card readers now available

As many people no longer carry cash it's becoming increasingly important to provide other ways to pay and to give. One solution is a card reader, which works alongside a smart phone or tablet and costs as little as £19 to buy.

Mon 5 Mar 2018
Free to choose

Free to choose

We have become aware of an increased volume of energy brokers contacting PCC treasurers over the last few months.

Thu 9 Nov 2017
Stories about last Christmas from the Diocese

Stories about last Christmas from the Diocese

In the Winter 2017 edition of PCC News, The Revd Robert Avery and Carolyn Thomas-Coxhead write:

Thu 9 Nov 2017
It's not just for Christmas...

It's not just for Christmas...

A famous advertising slogan is ‘A Dog is for Life...Not Just For Christmas” which got me thinking about how this may apply to the church. We often put huge amounts of effort into the lead up to Christmas, planning events to invite people to – but maybe forget the follow up. We are all familiar with the post-Christmas blues – even to the point of people booking a holiday to recover from the rush!

Thu 9 Nov 2017
Saving Knapton's Angels - how external funding saved the church's future

Saving Knapton's Angels - how external funding saved the church's future

Thu 9 Nov 2017
Funding available to commemorate the end of WW1

Funding available to commemorate the end of WW1

Thu 9 Nov 2017
Website systems which work for multi-parish benefices

Website systems which work for multi-parish benefices

In the Winter 2017 edition of PCC News, Jason Baldry and The Revd Adrian Miller share their advice:

Thu 9 Nov 2017
Top tips for excellent church websites

Top tips for excellent church websites

It’s getting easier than ever to create beautiful websites which attract new members to church

Thu 9 Nov 2017
A reflection on budgeting

A reflection on budgeting

Susan Martin Lay Deanery Synod Rep, Yaxham reflects on budgeting.

Thu 9 Nov 2017
Using music on church premises

Using music on church premises

In the Winter 2017 edition of PCC News, Chris Williams from Christian Copyright Licensing International (CCLI) writes:

Thu 9 Nov 2017
Let the outreach - Shine!

Let the outreach - Shine!

Consumed with the day to day running of our churches, we don’t always get the chance to step back and reflect what goes on inside them. Here are some ideas that you and your PCC might like to consider in relation to worship and music in your churches:

Thu 9 Nov 2017
Joyfully, merrily, lustily?

Joyfully, merrily, lustily?

Setting up a new choir can bring fresh life into our communities. In the Winter 2017 edition of PCC News, Ashley Groat, Master of Music at Norwich Cathedral, writes:

Thu 9 Nov 2017
What makes a good Dementia cafe?

What makes a good Dementia cafe?

Wymondham has a very successful dementia café. Organiser, Diane Fernee explains what you need to think about if you are going to embark on this journey.

Sat 9 Sep 2017
What is a Neighbourhood Plan and why do one?

What is a Neighbourhood Plan and why do one?

We are continually searching for ways to reintegrate and be part of our community. Being involved in a local neighbourhood plan is a great way to do this.

Mon 31 Jul 2017
Ask your local Funeral Directors to consider...

Ask your local Funeral Directors to consider...

Your Incumbent and Rural Dean will have recently received a letter from James South (Senior Finance Officer) on behalf of the Diocesan Board of Finance Executive Committee. It gives guidance to PCCs in relation to setting formal procedures for the handling of collections at funeral services held in church.

Mon 31 Jul 2017
PCC governance and compliance checklist 2017

PCC governance and compliance checklist 2017

Take a minute to check that your PCC fulfils its legal requirements.

Mon 31 Jul 2017
'Friends of your church'

'Friends of your church'

In the Summer 2017 edition of PCC News, Robert Colyer writes about engaging with the local community:

Mon 31 Jul 2017
Getting off the giving hamster wheel

Getting off the giving hamster wheel

Giving for life: Continuing the Journey or Healthy giving Churches or Getting off the Giving Hamster Wheel

Mon 31 Jul 2017
Has your PCC got a legacy policy?

Has your PCC got a legacy policy?

Mon 31 Jul 2017
New life got WWII Nissen huts

New life got WWII Nissen huts

The story of the huts begins during the Second World War. In the Summer 2017 edition of PCC News, Mary Vacca, Churchwarden, writes:

Mon 31 Jul 2017
Stow Bedon incredible journey in a nutshell!

Stow Bedon incredible journey in a nutshell!

About to start on an HFL application? Read how Stow Bedon went about it.

Mon 31 Jul 2017
Updates from the Mission Strategy 2021 streams

Updates from the Mission Strategy 2021 streams

The latest updates from each of the four Mission Strategy 2021 streams.

Fri 31 Mar 2017
Practical churchyard management

Practical churchyard management

Practical guidance on churchyard management from the Spring 2017 edition of PCC News.

Fri 31 Mar 2017
Introducing...Spire Support Services

Introducing...Spire Support Services

Spire Support Services Ltd is a company wholly owned by the Diocese of Norwich - Developing and adapting your church for today's needs.

Fri 31 Mar 2017
Ideas for family fun in the sun

Ideas for family fun in the sun

Summer offers plenty of chances to do things together which seem less appealing in the cold winter months and can be a prime time for engaging with the community with local fetes, flower festivals, events and summer visitors milling around.

Fri 31 Mar 2017
Got your number? Help with aquiring your charity number

Got your number? Help with aquiring your charity number

In the Spring 2017 edition of PCC News, James South, Senior Finance Officer, writes:

Fri 31 Mar 2017
Bid writing made clear

Bid writing made clear

It is not as scary as you think. Once you have prepared all the ground work, the actual filling in of the form is quite straight forward.

Fri 31 Mar 2017
Going Long - Developing long term ministry with young people

Going Long - Developing long term ministry with young people

Having a desire to see young people in your church and having a desire to see young people grow in their faith are very different - so the first question is 'what is your motivation?'

Fri 31 Mar 2017
Benefice support FAQs and myths!

Benefice support FAQs and myths!

In the Spring 2017 edition of PCC News, Susan Bunting, Director of Finance writes:

Fri 31 Mar 2017
Top tips to promote and publicise your summer parish event

Top tips to promote and publicise your summer parish event

One of the most important things when planning your event is to let people know it’s happening. With that in mind, here are our top tips to help promote your parish event.

Fri 31 Mar 2017
Are your services accessible to those with disabilities?

Are your services accessible to those with disabilities?

As a church, hopefully it goes without saying, that we are all inclusive, but sometimes we overlook the little things that we can do to help somebody with a disability.

Wed 1 Jun 2016