The PCC had their first meeting of the year on 14th January. Alastair welcomed us, and read from Hebrews about uncertainty and stepping forward in faith. The meeting opened with a prayer.
The Minutes were read and approved subject to an amendment relating to Val Mackenzie’s request on behalf of “Burley Dementia Action”
Congratulations were given to Lizzie (one of our lay readers) for successfully passing her BAP to start ordination training in the autumn. Well done Lizzie, you will be greatly missed at St Marys.
There was a positive response from our congregation to Inn Churches which works with the homeless in Bradford. Lizzie is organising Rev to cook for Inn Churches in February. If anyone would like to help, please contact Lizzie. A similar scheme in Otley for homeless asylum seekers is also being organised, again helpers would be welcome.
Churches together are planning ecumenical lent house groups this year with an ecumenical Palm Sunday service at the end.
Alastair proposes to run an Alpha course later this year, he will be using some of the Alpha material in church during lent.
Alastair will be inviting Bishop Toby to take a confirmation service towards the end of the year, with courses running in the autumn term.
Parish Centre Manager Jo Clayton has been appointed and started work at the beginning of January.
Family worker Maxie Barker was appointed, she will commence work mid January. She is a recent theology graduate from York University.
Please welcome both of them if you meet them.
This year’s share is £90,589
Next meeting on 11th Feb
There will be a PCC away day on 1st Feb
The meeting ended with the Grace.