Information Pack for APCM – Mon 23rd April

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will take place on Monday 23rd April, at 7:30pm at St James’ Church Centre.

All members of the electoral roll are entitled to attend and participate in this meeting, where we vote for the election of churchwardens and PCC members. This is your opportunity to ask questions and participate in the running of your church community in the Parish of Finchampstead and California.

The content of the information pack for the meeting including the major reports, minutes from last year and agenda can be found below. Reports from PCC committees and Church groups will be on display at the meeting. The Church Centre will be open from 6.45pm to view these reports and also during the Cheese & Wine after the meeting to read and ask questions. The displays will be available in all three churches for a couple of weeks afterwards.

Limited printed copies are being produced, but in order to save the substantial costs of printing all the papers for the over 400 people on the roll we will have only limited spare copies available. Therefore we ask that you please print as much or as little of the paperwork as you would like in preparation for the meeting.

Appointment of Sam Khan and Kate Meads as Youth & Family Workers

We are delighted to announce that the PCC has just approved the above appointment.

Sam and Kate will be employed on a part-time basis and job-share this post.

Many congratulations to both ladies – we could not have hoped for more worthy successors to James.

100 Square board for Churchyard Maintenance

Thank you to everyone who supported this fundraising by buying squares that raised another £100 for the churchyard.

Congratulations to Bettina Faull who won the Waitrose Voucher & Chocolates!

Praying – Mark 14:27-42

If you were unable to attend our final Lent Lecture for 2018, Points of No Return, Canon John talking on the subject of Praying from Mark 14:27-42, a video recording of the lecture is now available on our YouTube channel.

Green Team Working Parties thanks

Thanks to recent path clearing by the Green Team Working Parties, daffodils can now be viewed in the Lost Liddell Garden.

Please go and take a look. Bluebells to follow, April/May!

Rev’d Tonia on the Paul Coia Show

Rev’d Tonia, our New Communities Minister at St Eligius appeared on the Paul Coia Show on BBC Radio Berkshire this morning talking about her journey to become a priest and her role to build a church community in Arborfield Green. If you missed the interview, you can listen to a recording on our You Tube channel.

Eating and Drinking – Mark 14:12-26

If you were unable to attend our fourth Lent Lecture for 2018, Points of No Return, Bishop Steven talking on the subject of Eating and Drinking from Mark 14:12-26, a video recording of the lecture is now available on our YouTube channel.

Anointing – Mark 14:1-11

If you were unable to attend our fourth Lent Lecture for 2018, Points of No Return, Bishop Alan talking on the subject of Anointing from Mark 14:1-11, a video recording of the lecture is now available on our YouTube channel.

Traidcraft thanks

Many thanks to all who supported the recent Traidcraft stalls.

Parish total for sales & orders was £401.28.  Donations given of £11.45 will be sent to Traidcraft Exchange which provides training and help for producers and co-operatives.

Sound of Music Sing-a-long thanks

Thank you to everyone who supported the afternoon tea and sing-a-long, raising over £200 for church funds.

Future requests include “Frozen”, “Mamma Mia” and “Grease”.

Many thanks, SJ Social and Fundraising Committee.