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CHURCH COUNCIL

The Church Council has authority over the ministry of the church, including the management of its property, and is the main decision-making committee. Aims and methods, determination of policy and deployment of available resources are all its responsibility. In most cases, it will appoint committees which can initiate action but which will still need to report such actions to the Council, being under its authority.

Chair: Revd Pauline Crispin
Secretary: Mr David Kendall

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FINANCE COMMITTEE

The principal function of the Finance Committee is to manage the financial affairs of the church, including the preparation of accounts and budgets.

The terms of reference are as follows:

  • To manage the day to day financial affairs of the church, including the preparation of accounts and budgets.
  • To ensure proper stewardship of finance
  • To review ways of promoting regular giving and Gift Aid
  • To consider longer term financial commitments, as directed by Church Council, and how to arrange financing of these projects if required.
  • To ensure compliance with all applicable law and regulations relating to finance matters.

    The committee works in conjunction with the Property Committee and reports to Church Council.

    Chair: Mrs June Awty
    Treasurer: Mr Mike White
    Minutes' Secretary: Mrs Margaret Symons

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    PASTORAL COMMITTEE

    We have 26 Pastoral Visitors who care for all who are listed on the Church Community Roll.

    Chair: Revd Pauline Crispin
    Secretary: Miss Caroline Churcher

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    PROPERTY COMMITTEE

    The principal functions of the Property Committee are

    • To undertake regular maintenance, especially of mechanical and electrical items, through maintenance contracts
    • To monitor the condition of the premises and when appropriate propose schemes of maintenance and repair
    • To consider enhancements that may be beneficial for the ongoing work of the church
    • The Property Committee reports to the Church Council.

    Secretary: Miss Helen Livesey

    Can you help us?

    We aim to use our skills in the service of God and for the Church by looking after, developing and caring for our building and property, so we may provide a safe and secure environment for our members, our communities, our visitors and all who use the building.
    If you are good at, or even just interested in, managing, mending or looking after buildings and property, why not join us and share in the work and fellowship of the Property Committee.
    It's open to all and we meet about three or four times a year.