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Parochial Church Council - PCC
The next meeting of the PCC will be held on ZOOM on Monday 28 September. See notice below>
NEWS - We have now had guidance from the Diocese about what to do about our Annual Meetings which had to be deferred. These now have to be held either as a physical meeting and/or online (ZOOM Meeting) by the end of October. Further details of time and format will be available at the end of September but meanwhile, mark the date Sunday 18 October 2020
Revision of Electoral Roll
We had revised the Electoral Roll ready for the March meetings but this has to be done again. The roll will be revised between Saturday 12 and Sunday 27 September.. See below for Notice of Revision and below that for an electoral roll application form, if you are not already on the roll. For any queries email Chris Bromley, Electoral Roll Officer.
Electoral Roll Application Form - Those already on the roll in March 2020 do not have to reapply.
It was was agreed at a ZOOM meeting of PCC Members on Wednesday 10 June that St Mary's could re-open for private prayer, starting in a small way as follows:
Mondays and Thursdays 10.30 am to 1.30 pm.
There were certain legal and safety measures to be put in place before this could happen but, thanks to a lot of effort and communication, all was accomplished by the end of Sunday 14 June so St Mary's re-opened on Monday 15 June.
Saturdays 9.00 am to 11.00 am
The PCC Meeting on 24 June added an extra session for opening on Saturday mornings - this still leaves people time to join the online Coffee Shop 10.30 am to 12.30 pm.
The Vicar or the Reader will be in church as a steward during the opening times.
Re-opening of St Mary's Church for Public Worship
The PCC at its meeting on 24 June agreed that St Mary's would re-open for public worship beginning on 2 August. As capacity is limited, there will be more than one service on the Sunday. Everyone on the electoral roll has been contacted and asked which service they would like to attend if they were ready to come back to church. The PCC appreciated it would be difficult for some who had been shielding and were still vulnerable. Everyone has been contacted with their allocation either to the 9am or 10.30am service.