Report of All Saints’ Hollingbourne Parochial Church Council

The Parochial Church Council of All Saints’ Hollingbourne has supplied the following unapproved minutes for the Hollingbourne website. Future meetings will be reported on the website in due course.

MINUTES for Hollingbourne Parochial Church Council Meeting on Wednesday, 18th July, 2018, at 7.30 p.m. at THE VICARAGE

Chairman Revd. Paul Kite
• Present Gill Brown, Natalie Williams, Valerie Lurcock, Peter Lurcock, Hugh Fox, John Cobbett, David Silsbey and Phil Smith

1. Prayers and Welcome
• Revd Paul Kite welcomed everyone and opened with a prayer,
2. Apologies for Absence
• Jim F and Jo H
3. To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 24th May 2018
• Amendments made
4. Matters Arising not covered on Agenda
• Phil S raised an idea that we have a central updated location for Weddings and Funerals between the Benefice churches
• Gill B has begun to collect historical information
• David S is going to pass on photos of the tapestry to Rev P. Kite

5. Ministry & Mission

• 5a) Vision Day & 5b) PCC Vision Day
o Hollingbourne Harvest Festival will be the 7th October to be linked into the Vision Service – where congregation will be asked to come back to church a week later with ideas
o Saturday 22nd September from 9:30am – 12noon for PCC members only to discuss ideas – to meet in the church

• 5c) Music for Services
o Hymnal machine been suggested for when Sue K is not available to play the organ. It was suggested that Rowland K be asked for advice on this. Rev. P. Kite to look into this with the help from Peter L.
• 5d) Authorisation to Administer
o Jo H asked for authorisation – this was proposed by Rev. P. Kite and seconded by Peter L – with a unanimous vote in favor
• 5e) Diocesan Briefings etc.
o People to subscribe themselves if interested

6. Safeguarding
• There were various DBS checks discussed

7. Hucking
• Revd. P. Kite thanked David S and Hucking PCC for all their hard work on securing funding for the window repairs

8. Vicar’s Report
• Robin is much better and will be taking a service on the 19th August, the Harvest Supper on 14th October and the 16th December for the Christingle service
• A thank you letter has been sent from Christina about the hospitality the church she received by being allowed to use the church facilities

9. Treasurer’s Report
• PCC thanked Phil S for all his hard work on the accounts
• Balances end June: Current A/C £30,609; Manwell Bequest £60,963; CBF General £2,182; Fabric £2,826; Culpeper £654; Bells £3,238; CofE Investment Fund £9,000.
• Significant Receipts: June is a big fundraising time. The Summer Fete produced £949, and the Summer Concert £667.
• Significant Payments: Two more tranches of investment in the CofE Investment Fund were made, making a total of £9,000 invested. The full payment for the vestry roof totalled £17,901, partially offset by the £10,500 donated by the Friends. Further, the new printers of the Parish Magazine billed us for three months, totalling £436.
• In the 2017 accounts it was noted that the electricity costs were about £900 less than the previous year. However, it appears that these were based on estimates, and a catch-up reading by the company has resulted in a July invoice for a very similar amount.
• A meeting to begin the review of Parish Shares within the Benefice takes place on July 23rd.

10. Fabric Report
• Peter L to have a meeting with the conservator on the 21st August to discuss handing the tapestry
• Val L – New drain cover has been fitted in the Church kitchen, however the kitchen and toilet are still damp. Ventilation to be considered for the toilet
• 200 copies of the church guide have been updated
• The church is in need of a good tidying throughout

11. Any Other Business
• Nigel – Bell Capitan has requested that a view only version of the church calendar be available for people wishing to ring at Hollingbourne due to the extra bell
• Val L has confirmed that she is the Health and Safety Officer, with Peter L as deputy – both have nothing to report
• Val L to speak to Jim F about who would be responsible for any first aid situation within the church
• 11a) Christingle
o Shula L will no longer be making these. It has been suggested from Mo Parks that a kit be put together into a plastic bag to be taken home to be made up or to be made up in the service. Possibility for Val L and Natalie W to make these up before Christmas Eve together

• 11b) Pet Service
o To take place on the 16th September
o Social committee to be asked for light refreshments and a cake to be provided

• 11c) Mental Health Mates – Walk & Talk
o 9th September at 2:30pm from the church at Hollingbourne
o Social committee to be asked for light refreshments and a cake to be provided

12. Matters Subject to Restricted Access
• 4,6, 7,9,10,11

13. Dates of meetings for 2018
• Thursday 20th September 2018 for 7:30pm at the Vicarage