Category Archives: PPC

Parish Assembly

On Sunday 15th January there will be a Parish Assembly in the Parish Room, after 10 a.m. Mass.  This will include reports from the Parish Pastoral Council, the Parish Finance Council and other parish groups and committees.  

If any parishioner wishes to raise a question or issue at the Assembly it should be notified in advance, by email, to parish.priest@stcuthberts-durham.org.uk by Thursday 12th January. You can also join the Assembly by Zoom – for login details, contact office@stcuthberts-durham.org.uk

Parish Pastoral Council

The PPC met on 21 September.  The meeting discussed finances (there will be a briefing for the parish at the beginning of December) and buildings.  We have recently completed work on the office and installed new furniture in the church porch, and there is work to be done on the boundary wall and the presbytery stonework.  There was an update from the Partnership Development Group, and we are reviewing the Parish Pastoral Plan.  This was originally our Forward Together in Hope action plan and we have so far implemented 40 of the 86 actions.  The full minutes of the meeting are available on the website.

Who’s who on the Parish Pastoral Council

If you would like to know more about the work of the Parish Pastoral Council, or if there is anything you would like the PPC to discuss, please speak to the Chair, David Hughes, or any of the council members.

Left to right:

Helen Schofield,  Cliona Kear (Secretary),  Catherine Dyer,  Margaret Doyle (vice-chair),  Andy Doyle,  Alison Purvis,  John Marsland,  Fr. Andrew,  Margaret Harvey,  Phoebe Sowerby

Meeting of the Parish Assembly

Back in February, we agreed new guidelines for the Councils and Groups in the parish. One of those groups is the Parish Assembly.  The Assembly meetings are open to every member of the parish, and the next meeting is on Thursday 25 May at 7.30pm.  This meeting is also the parish’s AGM.

There will be an explanation of the new format, elections to the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) and a full Finance Report, as well as updates from the parish’s groups and committees, and the latest news about Forward Together in Hope and our new area partnership.

At the meeting, we will be electing 3 new members of the PPC.  If you are interested in standing, please talk to any member of the PPC – their names are on the noticeboard at the back of church.

 

First meeting of the new PPC

The first meeting of the PPC took place on 23rd March.  Full minutes of the meeting are available here and on the noticeboard.

David Hughes was elected as Chair, Margaret Doyle as Deputy Chair and Cliona Kear as Secretary.  There will be three elected members from the Parish, who will be elected at the Assembly meeting in May. If you are interested in standing, please talk to any member of the PPC.

The meeting talked about Forward Together in Hope. Parish reps. and clergy from the 9 parishes in our area partnership will be meeting in April to share information from our parish questionnaires and start to get to know other churches.  Meanwhile, the action plan from our own questionnaire has now been turned into the parish’s pastoral plan, and the PPC agreed the actions to be taken forward with the Chaplaincy and the parish’s young people.

The Assembly meeting in May is also the AGM.  There will be an explanation of the new format, elections to the PPC and a full Finance Report, as well as updates from the parish’s groups and committees. 

Parish Pastoral Council

The first meeting of the newly constituted Parish Pastoral Council will be held on Thursday 23 March. If you have any items that you would like to have discussed by the PPC, please give them to Fr Andrew or to Margaret Doyle. Elections for members of the PPC will be held at the Parish Assembly on Thursday 25 May, to which all members of the parish are welcome to attend.

Parish Pastoral Council

The first meeting of the newly constituted Parish Pastoral Council will be held on Thursday 23 March. If you have any items that you would like to have discussed by the PPC, please give them to Fr Andrew or to Margaret Doyle. Elections for members of the PPC will be held at the Parish Assembly on Thursday 25 May.

Changes to the Parish Pastoral Council guidelines

At the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) meeting on Thursday, 2nd February, we agreed revisions to the guidelines for the PPC itself and for the parish’s other committees and groups.

The guidelines have been updated following discussion at open meetings as part of the Forward Together in Hope process, and the changes help to clarify the responsibilities of each group and to ensure that there are plenty of opportunities for the people of the parish to get involved and to make their views heard.

The revised guidelines are attached below.

PPC Guidelines Feb 2017

If you have any questions about the guidelines, or if you’d like to know more about the background to the changes, please contact Margaret Doyle on margaretdoyle1066@sky.com or 0191 3783660.