Feedback from the Parochial Church Council meeting held on the 8th January 2014
The Parochial Church Council would like to express thanks and appreciation to members, visitors, families and friends for your continued support during the Christmas season and in 2013. We wish you all God’s blessings and grace in 2014.
The draft Parish Profile was presented to the PC.C for comments, feedback and amendments. The PCC thanked the Church Wardens for the work they have done in preparing the draft document. The PCC agreed to accept the Parish Profile with recommended changes to be made by Church Wardens. The final version will be sent to the Area Dean and Archdeacon in preparing for advertising the vacancy in the Church Times in February 2014.
The PCC also agreed that an extra ordinary meeting should be arranged on a Sunday after the 10.30am service, to enable members of St. John’s Church to see the final version of the Parish Profile that will be used in the advertisement for a new Vicar. Copies will also be available at the 6.30pm and 8am service.
Representation on the Interviewing Panel for the new Vicar
PCC has appointed Barbara Elliott and Carol Hartley, Church Wardens as representatives on the interviewing panel for the new Vicar at a date in March to be confirmed if all goes well. I feel it is important to let you know that the Area Dean for Waltham Forest Deanery and the Archdeacon of West Ham will form part of the interviewing panel.
Parish Share for 2013 - Thank you and appreciation
Thank you to members, friends and visitors who supported the appeal to raise funds, to enable St. John’s Leytonstone to pay the outstanding sum of the Parish Share for 2013 in full. Your efforts have been gratefully appreciated with God’s blessings.
Cost to keep St. John’s Church in 2014 with the love of God
The projected cost for keeping St. John’s Church in 2014 is £86,700. If you would like to financially support St John’s Church in having a full time Vicar and meeting the cost of maintaining this historical building, as a place of worship and serving the community, please contact the Church Wardens.
I hope you find this information helpful. Please let me know if you need additional information about the role of the Parochial Church Council.
Chair Person- Parochial Church Council