PCC Raughton Head Parish Magazine Rose Castle
Parochial Church Council
The next PCC meeting is on
Wednesday 20th March at 7.30 pm. in All Saints Church.

The APCM meeting is on
Wednesday 10th April at 7.00 pm. in All Saints Church.

Chairman’s Report -
Annual Parochial Church Meeting 2018 All Saints Raughton Head
As the Rev Carter was ill, vice chairman Mr Hallsworth chaired the meeting.
Mr David Hallsworth and Mr R Phillips were elected as Churchwardens for the coming year. The other PCC members elected were Mrs D Hallsworth, Mr J Bowman, Mrs G Furniss, Mrs E Martin, Mrs M Pinguey, Mrs F Thomlinson, Mrs K Robinson, Mrs C Raffles Mrs J Preston.
The various reports were read out from the Deanery Synod, the electoral roll. The secretary reported that we were pleased with our fundraising this year, the summer fayre, the Christmas Fayre and Bike Ride. The Lent lunches were catered for, the food bank and books continue to be successful.
The Reader said she feels lay ministry were being overstretched and running themselves ragged! The Churchwardens said how enjoyable the All Saints wedding festival was and a great success. Our thanks to everyone who put together the family narratives and photos. Christmas Eve, the Christingle still proved to be enlightening especially with the school children taking part in the Christingle. Moving Mountains didn’t prove imaginative or innovative but had enjoyed the walk and talk and the church welcome. The Easter churchyard clean up proved to be a joy, what with spring sunshine and lots of help there was time to discuss everyman and his dog and still get everything done. The Easter flowers were lovely.
The vicar said he was sorry not to be present as he was ill. The highlight of his year was of course his marriage to Pauline on Easter Monday. It was made really special by everybody who was able to attend. His thanks to all who filled in while he was ill. The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have once again planned a nationwide week of prayer leading up to Pentecost entitled Thy Kingdom Come. From May 14
th to 6th August, I will be on sabbatical, and cover is in place for the whole of that period. During that time, I will be visiting the Diocese of Argentina to help strengthen the links we have and to look at the way ministry is provided there. I will also be visiting the Ffaly-y-Brenin retreat centre in South Wales, which has a particularly powerful ministry based on in its community. I hope to share what I gain from both visits with you on my return. Please continue to pray for all that happens and will happen here, and for God’s guidance.
Our safeguarding policy was adopted with necessary updates.
Our thanks go to all who help in any way
Cleaners – who always do a fantastic and often in secret, task
Guardian – keep the church safe and accessible
Flower arrangers – we have a plethora of wonderful flower people
Organists – Anne, Olive, Richard and Alison (trainee!) We are lucky to have such talented people to call upon
Doreen – always thought provoking and often amusing
David steadfastly steering the ship
Kay – for enthusiasm and hardworking both as treasurer and a PCC member
Margaret P – for keeping us in line and being accurate in her secretarial duties.
All the PCC – for listening and acting in good fellowship
The chairman gave our thanks to Mr Phillips who does a lot of unseen work for the church
Margaret Pinguey (PCC Secretary) – 01228 711175