PCC Round Up!
Thirteen members of the PCC met on Wednesday 17th January and discussed the following items.
8EQ’s – The next survey will take place on Sunday 11th February. A report of the findings will be available shortly after.
Parish Priorities – In an attempt to get a presence in Grove Farm small groups and committees will be asked to either organise an event or to attend an event in the area.
Buildings & Finance – The drains have now been replaced and the new path will be installed week commencing 19th February. Paul now has a full rota of counters for a Sunday morning.
Accounts – Accounts are in good order but unfortunately the envelopes did not quite cover the Parish Share for last year.
Worship and Spirituality – Lent groups are being organised and information will be available soon. Easter services will generally remain the same with a few tweaks along the way.
Data Protection – Anne Murray, Kate and Joanna will be carrying out an audit of what we have in place regarding Data Protection and will make any amendments needed to fulfil the new regulations that come into place in April.
Other News – The Co-Op on Sherbourne Avenue have once again offered their services to do some work around the Church. PCC agreed that a good project for them would be to paint the church walls to freshen them up.
APCM – The APCM has been set for Sunday 22nd April at 12 noon. Could all accounts and reports please be given to Gary and Joanna either in person or via email by the end of February. Thank you in advance for your co-operation with this.
Dates for 2018
||26th – 28th March
||Christian Aid Week
||28th Aug – 1st Sept
|Beer and Carols
Bedworth Brass have been performing at St. Paul’s Church for over 20 years and always put on a great show. Performing many classic hits and seasonal songs to get you in the Christmas Spirit. Refreshments available.
Friday 15th December – 7.30pm – Entrance Fee £5 payable n the door
Following the success of last year’s festival, we will be holding another Alternative Christmas Tree Festival. Come and see our displays and the many inventive ideas used to make a tree without using a tree!
Then enjoy some seasonal refreshments and have a go at making a decoration of your own.
Sunday 3rd December – 14.00 to 17.00 – Free Entry
St. Paul’s Church welcomes all to the Annual Christmas Bazaar
On Saturday 25th November at 2pm, St. Paul’s Church, Church Road, Stockingford is opening its doors for its annual Christmas Bazaar. Admission is free, and everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the bargains and the fun.
Father Christmas will be there, and children are invited to visit him in his Grotto, and tell him their Christmas wishes. Every child on the good list will receive a gift.
There will be many stalls, including toys, gifts, books, games and tombolas, all promising to provide some fantastic crafts, prizes and Christmas bargains.
Also on offer will be tea, cakes and mulled wine, along with a Grand Prize Raffle, offering a first prize of a bumper Christmas Fair Trade hamper, plus many other prizes.
Revd Kate Massey, vicar at St. Paul’s Church, is looking forward to welcoming everyone to the Bazaar, and invites you to join her for an afternoon of festive fun.
Appointment of officers
Following the APCM, the PCC held a brief meeting to appoint the following officers
Vice Chair – Andrew Godfrey
Secretary – Joanna Boughey
Treasurer – Gary King
Electoral Roll – Anne Murray
Covenant Secretary – Paul West
Safeguarding Officer – Ann Pipe, with admin assistance from Joanna Boughey
During the PCC meeting in May, the following items were discussed
The vestry roof repairs are now complete.
There will be a clear-out and rejig of the storerooms in the building during the summer.
A sign to let people know we have a war grave will be put up on the side entrance to the churchyard.
The finances are almost in line with last year, and the parish share is still being covered by the envelopes.
The murder mystery evening went well, and the social committee is now looking toward the summer gala. Signup sheet for stalls will be up this week. Flyers to be delivered will be available soon.
A proposal is being put together to run a Kids Summer Lunch Club over the holidays. Volunteers will be needed and more information will be available soon.
The PCC have agreed to cover the cost of a Christianity Frieze to be put up at St. Paul’s School.
On Sunday 25th June at 2pm, St. Paul’s Church, in Church Road Stockingford, is holding its annual Summer Gala in the Church grounds. Admission to the Gala is free, and offers an afternoon full of fun and entertainment.
The church is once again delighted to welcome back to this year’s Gala a top class Brass Band to provide musical entertainment. ‘Bedworth Brass’ are an award-winning brass band, having had tremendous success in competitions, and they always provide great entertainment in the Churchyard setting. They are kindly sponsored by Devall & Son, Funeral Directors.
Also during the afternoon, there are many other attractions, including performances by children’s choirs from our local primary schools, and many stalls and sideshows which include children’s toys, a huge bottle tombola, BBQ, tea & cakes, sweets, plants, books, jewellery and entertaining fun and games for all ages. We also have a Fairtrade shop and a Grand Prize Draw with a top prize of £100.
The afternoon is sure to be a great community event, and guarantees fun, entertainment, food and laughter for all, come rain or shine. Rev. Kate Massey, the vicar of St. Paul’s, says “It promises to be a fantastic afternoon. Do invite your friends and neighbours!”
St. Paul’s Social Committee Presents ‘A Vintage Murder’ on Saturday 20th May at 7.00pm at St. Paul’s Church, Stockingford.
An evening of Mystery, Intrigue and Murder
It is 1937 and you have been invited to wine and dine at the luxurious Chateau Deux Chevaux, home of one of France’s finest vineyards. But the promise of a sparkling evening is shattered when you discover that your host, Anthony Burgess-Blunt, has been found dead in one of his own wine-vats….
Can you work out who the murderer is?
Tickets £7.50, to include a 3-course meal, available from the Church Office on 024 7632 5359 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
In support of Christian Aid – bring your own drinks – fancy dress optional