ROLE OF THE PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL
COVID 19 (Coronavirus)
In response to the Government advice and the Church of England step to suspend all services until further notice, it is with regret that we will not be holding any services either at church or elsewhere (such as Soul Cafe). If you would like to view the advice from the Church of England please click HERE.
Unfortunately this also means that we are unable to open the churches as well.
In the absence of services we have set up a new 'tab' to share with you some resources that you may find helpful. Click here.
The Bible encourages us to look out for one another so please stay in contact and look for opportunities to support each other - especially the vulnerable both elderly and those that are poorly. We need each other - let us make use of technology and the like to maintain links yet adhere to the best advice for restricting further spread of the virus.
As a church we are praying for the worldwide situation, our national situation and of course for our parishes. If you would like to join us in prayer we would be very happy to hear from you, just email from the website so that we can include you, either by name or by active participation. The church email, contact details and that of our church secretary can be found by clicking this LINK
There has been a lot of talk about how we deal with these anxious times and as Christians it is helpful to here a Christian perspective. If you would like to watch a service with a talk about tackling anxiety - click here
Love in Christ, The PCC and Church Wardens
The members of the Parochial Church Council (PCC) are elected by the church membership once a year, usually in April. Once elected they work together to make decisions for the five churches and the whole parish. The PCC works with the Churchwardens to develop the pivotal role of the church within the Parish through prayer and service. They are responsible to the Bishop of Birmingham and the Birmingham Diocese for the decisions they make and are also charged with ensuring that the parish is operated according to Diocesan requirements. Amongst the many aspects of the PCC’s work and responsibilities are:
Responsibility for Safeguarding, Health and Safety
Responsibility for all Church activities, worship, pastoral care and governance
Taking a lead in the Baptism Team and the School Assembly Teams.
Having sub-committees who are responsible for church buildings & churchyards and fundraising.
Planning service patterns with Rev Banks, leading services and sessions on occasion,
Leading and encouraging the outreach work of the Parish (Soul Café, Prayer groups and Open Door)
Monitoring funding and finances, making sure that the churches can pay their way and that the buildings are maintained.
The Oil On The Wheels
Alison acts as the Secretary to the All Souls Parochial Church Council, taking minutes of meetings, keeping all the committees on track and organising good deals for services such as electricity and insurance. Alison also edits our quarterly magazine, The Dove which involves chasing up all of the contributors to make sure it is published on time. She is also our organist for all five churches. She really is the oil on the wheels for All Souls. Happily married to Richard, Churchwarden for Warton, Alison has worshipped at Holy Trinity, Warton since moving to the village in 1971.