St. Peter’s Parish Council Meeting
19 September 2018
7.30pm to 9.00pm
1.1 Attendance & apologies for absence
Alan Beard (Deputy Chair) Present Terry Dixon Present Suzanne Bullimore Present Phil Dorning (Chair) Present Clare-Marie Burchall Present Claire Fish (Safeguarding Officer) Present
Keith Burke Present Anne Martlew (Secretary) Present Gertrude Chikwekwe Present
John Murphy Apologies Hilda Cooper Present
Also present: Rev. Michael Saunders (Parish Priest) and Derek Lowson (Finance Council Chair)
1.2 Notification of items for AOB: Safeguarding & CCTV; Flame; Transport for the elderly -
all included under Parish Matters
1.3 Minutes of previous meeting (16 May 2018) accepted without any amendments.
2 PARISH FINANCES
2.1 Receipts & Payments Account, which reports actual transactions for the year to date
(Derek): Surplus = £69,797 at August 2018
2.1.1 Garden fence costs paid.
2.1.2 Purchase of electronic gates postponed - further investigation needed.
2.1.3 Installation of CCTV being investigated.
2.1.4 Data storage requirements due to GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)
implemented by Diocese.
3 HEALTH AND SAFETY
3.1 Garden wall (Alan/Terry): The major project of replacing the garden wall at the
Presbytery with a metal fence has been completed successfully. Thanks to Terry for
managing this project and to all who helped.
3.2 Garage (Terry): Garage door not closing properly
ACTION: Terry to investigate
3.3 Fire Brigade access (Alan): Outstanding action from 16 May 2018 meeting carried
over. Question raised about access for Fire Brigade in the event of a fire. How close
do the tenders need to be to the Church?
ACTION: Alan to check with Fire Brigade
4 PARISH MATTERS
4.1 Outside Cleaning (Terry): In addition to a regular rota of cleaning inside St Peters,
should we also consider a monthly 'tidy-up' outside the church? Agreement that a
notice calling for volunteers would be included in the newsletter.
4.2 Year of Mission - Nicaraguan Project (Clare-Marie): To date, £2,000 has been sent by
St. Peter’s. Construction progressing well. Information sheet prepared.
From Fr, ManuelSan Jerónimo Church n Susucayán,Nicaragua.
“Greetings from allparishioners and also from the Temple Construction Committee.
God bless you.”
4.3 Website (Phil): Communication from Diocesan Media Office asking if St. Peter’s wants
to pursue setting up a website in the same format as the others in the Diocese.
Action item for November.
4.4 Hall Curtains (Claire): The new curtains in the hall were noted and admired. A thank
you message to the donor has been included in the newsletter already.
4.5 BBQ (Hilda): Short but successful event in June.
4.6 Confirmation (Clare-Marie): Wednesday 17 October 2018. 14 candidates this year.
Refreshments, music and certificates organised.
4.7 Quiz Night (Hilda): 20 October 2018. Quizmaster will be John Murphy. Proceeds to
4.8 International Mass (Suzanne): 25 November 2018.
4.9 First Communion (Clare Marie): Team effort ensured this year’s First Communion was
a success. Next year’s First Communion Day will be on 19 May 2019.
4.10 Flame (Suzanne): Catholic Youth event at Wembley, 2 March 2019. 5 tickets available
for St. Peter’s. Parish will cover ticket costs. Holy Rood is organising transport. Age
group is 16-25 years (15-year olds with parental approval).
4.11 Transport (Clare-Marie): Communion can be taken to elderly Parishioners who are
unable to attend Mass but these Parishioners miss out on the community aspects of
the Parish. Legal issues preclude introduction of a formal transport rota. Proposal for
an informal network of volunteers to offer elderly Parishioners transport to Mass and
4.12 Safeguarding & CCTV (Claire): Some churches are installing CCTV in presbyteries for
4.13 Threshold (Terry): St. Peter’s was a great supporter of Threshold which will cease to
exist from 1 October 2018. Homelessness continues so the Parish will still collect
coats and blankets which Terry will take to the hostel.
4.14 HCPT (Phil): Reminder that tickets are on sale for the HCPT ball.
4.15 Year of Mission – Global Healing (Clare-Marie): Global Healing; an initiative from the
Bishops of England and Wales as a response to Pope Francis’ Encyclical “Laudiato Si”.
How will our parish respond? Information and videos available at
Action item for November meeting
Items covered elsewhere in the minutes
6 NEXT MEETING
On Wednesday 21 November 2018 at 7.30pm in the hall.