Minutes of the meeting held on 28 January 2021 approved and
will be signed by Ros.
HSBC Bank account – Benefice account
Ros is still contacting HSBC business. There has been no action by HSBC about the complaint that was
submitted in September 2020. There is no news on the mandate. The next action is to get an appointment in order to facilitate the lock on the account being removed.
Nat West Bank Account - Padbury Church account
A letter has been received re mandate update, its contents did not clarify whether or not David and Sue
are signatories on account. (Post meeting Sue went into bank it was confirmed that they are both now signatories on this account)
It was suggested that Donna be asked to resign as Parish Treasurer. It will then be necessary for
all the paperwork, including the cheque book to returned to Padbury. It was suggested that Sue acts as temporary treasurer to St Mary the Virgin’s Padbury. This was unanimously agreed by the
Lloyds Bank account
The Vicars and Church Wardens bank accounts are still being sorted out. (Post
meeting, Sue has received paying in book, cheque book, and bank statements for this account) A recent bequest of £10,000 has been paid into this account, because it is ring fenced only to be
used for specific projects, not the day to day running of the church.
Churches have been asked to work to get back to the normal pattern of APCM’s. This should be done by the
end of July. It was unanimously agreed that Padbury has its APCM on on 26 July, via zoom if necessary. Ros, David & Sue will check on the website to see what needs doing. Notices and
the electoral Roll will need doing.
The link to the information about APCM's for
the PCC is
News for PCC secretaries
Church Opening for Worship
Livestreamed will continue at the moment. On average between 60 and 70 people view the service from week
Posies are being prepared by volunteers, organised by Margaret Templeton, with deliveries to
people who find it difficult to get out and to the new houses in Padbury Fold. Other posies will be left outside, Bravenfields Potters Glen and the church porch, for people to collect.
There will be a 10.30 am livestream service. It is suggested that the readings are recorded by
There will be daily services during the week: Compline on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Agape on
Maundy Thursday, all via Zoom at 7.45 pm.
Good Friday offers a family Zoom workshop 10-11.30 am. It will include making wreaths, chocolate
nests and a card with a butterfly. An Easter Garden on a plate might be included.
There will also be a Zoom service from 2 pm until 3 pm, reflections of the Stations of the
Easter Day – 10.30 am livestream Holy Communion service.
Opening of Church
Once it is known what is happening at the end of March, the decision can be made with regard to re
opening the churches for worship. It is not anticipated that there will be a normal pattern of services at least until September.
No reported safeguarding issues. It was asked if people had read the Stowe report which had appalled the
For some reason Fay is not down as St Mary’s safeguarding officer, Ros and David will find out
It is necessary to look into the safeguarding policy, this will be put on agenda for next
Deanery re-organisation – update.
Three people have objected to the re-organisation which has been reported to Bishop Steven. If these
people continue to disagree, the whole process will have to be repeated. A complaint has been made asking how three people can be allowed to halt the whole process.
An offer has been made to cover the cost of the repair and renovation of the church porch, including
necessary remedial work to plaster, re-decoration and replacing the noticeboards. It was suggested that it might be necessary to speak to architects, Acanthus Clews on an informal basis before
anything is done.
23 March as been designated as a National Day of Reflection in memory of people who have died during
Covid. There will be a 1 minute silence at 12 noon and Richard Stanworth will be asked if a single bell can be rung at this time.
Another cake stall is planned for 3 April (Easter Saturday), outside the village hall 9 am – 12
David has been looking into having Wi-Fi installed in the church. Hopefully more will be known by the
end of week.
Date of next PCC meeting Monday 19 April 2021at 7.45 pm
Meeting closed at 9.05pm
Have we been courageous,
contemplative and compassionate in our discussions and decisions tonight?