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At the February meeting of the Parochial Church Council it was reported that the inaugural event to raise funds for the church roof, a coffee morning, was a great success raising a considerable sum.

Details of the upcoming Lent courses were outlined and it was suggested that all members of the PCC may like to attend at least some of the sessions. There will also be a Passovermeal in Church on Wednesday of Holy Week.

A Chairman has been found to start the ball rolling on the 'Friends of Edlesborough Church' project. Their first task is to get together a group of like minded people to take the plan forward.

All PCC members were reminded that they have to submit their nominations if they wish to continue as a member of the PCC.

Plans are in hand to replace the existing pulpit in church which is in a rather poor state. Designs for a new pulpit are to be drawn up and submitted for approval.

The Church architect has provided the specifications for the roof repairs and these have been passed to the builder to submit a quotation for the work.

There was a discussion about raising the awareness of legacies and the contribution they make to the Church finances.

The PCC met on 9th March. The path from the Church to the toilet in the Village Hall is now safe to use. The arrangement is for the toilet near the Green Room, accessed from the side door, to be available to the Church when services, such as weddings and funerals are being held. A grant to replace the cooker in the Village Hall has been obtained and as soon as it is installed a Sunday Luncheon Club will be instigated.

Work on Edlesborough Church will be completed in time for the Easter Day evening service to be held there.

Various events have been planned to raise funds for the Parish Project, Kagando, starting with a Beetle Drive at Edlesborough Memorial Hall on 21st April. The Open Gardens scheme will be held on Sunday 11 June when local gardens will be open to the public and refreshments and stalls will be available in Eaton Bray Village Hall. Other planned events include a Hog Roast in the Vicarage garden on 9th July (to be held early enough in the day to accommodate the football) and a Barn Dance on 30th September. It is hoped to have an African evening, details of which will be announced later.

Other fund raising plans were discussed, this time for repairs to the Church roof, with maybe a "talents" scheme, whereby parishioners are given a "talent" i.e. money, to use (legally!) to make more money. (Matthew 25 v14-30 was the inspiration)

A Vision for Action Study Pack has been received from the Diocese, which is a 6 week study course to be run later in the year.

A revised Electoral Roll for St Mary's is currently being prepared and it was agreed tha the enrolment forms for parishioners should be more easily available, perhaps by including them in the Welcome Pack for new residents.

The Church Mouse

April 8, 2006 | Permalink | Comment

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