Annual parish Meeting

PARISH CHURCH OF S GEORGE, CULLERCOATS

MINUTES OF ANNUAL VESTRY AND PAROCHIAL MEETINGS

    Held in S George’s Church, Sunday 4th October 2020.    

Present

Canon Adrian J Hughes (in the Chair), B McNally (Secretary), and 39 Parishioners.

VESTRY MEETING

  1. Minutes of the previous Vestry Meeting 28th April 2019

It was proposed and duly seconded and agreed that the minutes be taken as read.  

  1. Election of Church Wardens

The agenda of this meeting was to elect Church Wardens for the following year.  Two nominations have been put forward – Mr Michael Nicholson and Mr Blyth Johnson.  They are both eligible for election and are willing to stand.

As there were no further nominations both candidates were duly elected.

Thanks, were given to Michael Nicholson and Blyth Johnson and to their wives and families for their support to them in their work as Church Wardens during the previous year, 

ANNUAL PAROCHIAL MEETING

  1. Apologies for Absence.

Canon H Brunton, Mr J Brunton, Fr B Benison, Mrs N Benison, Fr J Chamberlin, Mrs M Chamberlin, Miss M Patterson, Mrs L Lynn, Mr M Hood, Mrs E Cooke, Mrs S Bodtenberg and Mr P Bodtenberg.

  1. Minutes of Parochial Meeting held 28th April 2019

It was proposed by Mrs J McLean and seconded by Mr A Bowles and agreed that the minutes be taken as read.

  1. Report of the Electoral Roll Officer.

It was reported that the Roll now stood at 159 and of these 79 were resident in the Parish and 80 were not resident.  There had been 4 people come off during the year.

Thanks, were expressed to Mrs S Wightman for her work as Electoral Roll Officer in the revision of the Roll.  

4. Report of the Proceedings of the Parochial Church Council.

   The report of the proceedings of the PCC for the year 2019/2020 was presented (see copy attached to the minutes.)

    It was proposed by Mr P Hornby and seconded by Mrs K Murdoch that the report was received.

      Thanks, were expressed to Mr B McNally, PCC Secretary for his work over this last year. 

  1.     5.Financial Reports.

    The accounts of the Parochial Church Council for the year ended 31st December 2019, and a statement of the funds and property in the hands of the Council as at 31st December 2019, were presented by the Treasurer (see copy attached to the minutes).

          Thanks, were given to the Treasurer for his work during this past year. 

    It was proposed and duly seconded that the reports were received and approved.

6 Report upon the Fabric, Goods and Ornaments of the Church under Section 50 of the Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction and Care of Churches Measure 2018.

  1.     5.1.Church Warden’s Report.

    Michael Nicholson presented the Church Wardens Report for the year 2019/2020

    (See copy attached to the minutes).

    The report was received.

    1.     5.2.Fabric Committee Report.

 Michael Nicholson presented the Report of the Fabric Committee for the year 2019/2020 (see copy attached to the minutes)

   The report was received.

    It was proposed by Mr M Goldsmith and seconded by Mrs M Goldsmith and agreed that the above reports be approved in accordance with Section 50 of the Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction and Care of Churches Measure 2018.

7. Report of the Proceedings of the Deanery Synod.

The report of the proceedings of the Tynemouth Deanery Synod was received. (see copy attached to the minutes) 

It was duly proposed and seconded and agreed that the report be noted.

  1. Elections.

 

  1.     8.1.Deanery Synod

The Secretary advised that two nominations had been received in respect of the three representatives we on Deanery Synod.

It was proposed that the Miss M Patterson, be elected, if she is willing to stand for this vacancy.

It was proposed and duly seconded that Mr B McNally, Mr A Bowles and Miss M Patterson be elected.

The Motion on being put to the meeting was approved.

  1.     8.2.Parochial Church Council.

The Chairman advised the meeting there were four vacancies and there had been candidates to date.

It was proposed by Mrs K Hardy and seconded by Mrs H Hughes that Mrs S Hill be elected to fill a vacancy.

The Motion on being put to the meeting was approved.

The Chairman pointed out that he hoped that some of the remaining casual vacancies could be filled in due course.

    1.     8.3.Appointment of Independent Examiner.

It was proposed and duly seconded that Mr William Burgess be appointed as Independent Examiner.  There being no other nominations he was duly elected. 

Thanks were expressed to Mr William Burgess for his work as Independent Examiner.

Thanks, were expressed to Miss M Patterson for her work with the Pastoral Group during the past year.

  1. Safeguarding.

The Parish Safeguarding Officer’s the report of the Safeguarding Group for the year 2019/20. (Copy attached to the minutes).

It was proposed by Mrs A Lilley and seconded by Mrs J Derry that the report be received.

Thanks, were expressed to Mrs A French for her work as Parish Safeguarding Officer during the past year. 

The meeting closed with a prayer.