The Ministry Team met for the first time on 28th July and will meet quarterly. The ministry team membership covers all three churches. Our team consists of our PTO (Permission to Officiate), The Revd. Canon Martin Boxall. Our LLM’s; Jane Darlington and David Watson, our Lay Worship Leaders Anne Ramsden, Jenny Kemp, Nina Davey and a Local Worship Leader, Janet Thomas. We are also joined by Revd. Jeff James, who supports us and leads some of our Holy Communion Services. My husband Chris has recently started to lead services of worship, as he has done in the past and joins us on the team.
We pray for the ministry and mission of The Waterside Churches and asked for God's guidance as we move forward together as a team. The team has many God given skills and gifts to offer the churches and will be encouraged, released and supported to fulfil their calling by me as the new Priest in Charge.
THE WATERSIDE CHURCHES MINISTRY TEAM MEETING AGENDA
6th September, 2023 at 7pm
St. Feock Church
Welcome and Opening Prayer
Revd. Karen Wilson (KW), Jenny Kemp (JK). Nina Davey (ND), Chris Wilson (CW), Janet Thomas (JT), Paul Stuart (PS)
Jane Darlington (JD), Revd. Martin Boxall (MB), Janet Boxall (JB), Ele Buckley (EB), Anne Ramsden (AR)
3. MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING
4. MATTERS ARISING
EB has received approval for her ordination training. We wish her well and hold her in our prayers.
5. SHARING GOOD NEWS FROM OUR SERVICES ETC
Everybody gave good news from our churches. Discussion ensued about not being complacent and the need to look forward.
5. SCRIPTURE STUDY
Luke 14: 34 and 35 NRSV
34 “Salt is good, but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored?
35 It is useful neither for the soil nor for the manure pile; they throw it away. If you have ears to hear, then hear!”
Group discussion about the meanings of the passage, especially the role of salt in this passage.
6. PRAYERS FOR OUR MINISTRY AND CHURCHES
7. FINALISING CHRISTMAS WEEK ROTA
KW said Bishop Hugh would no longer be available due to his new role. KW to d/w.
It was agreed that Advent talks would take place on 4 Wednesdays at 2pm beginning on 29th November. for recordings to be made and thus be available on the website. Groups to be approached are Helping Hands, Seamen's Mission, Street Pastors, Butterfly.
KW raised the idea of pet service for the benefice. Agreed. To be arranged.
KW also said she has been approached about a service to celebrate marriage. PS suggested it could be held at St. Piran's and offered to help. All agreed. To be arranged for a Saturday afternoon.
9. DATE OF NEXT MEETING
25th October 2023 at 7.00pm at St. Piran's Church Hall.
THE WATERSIDE CHURCHES MINISTRY TEAM MEETING AGENDA
26th July 2023 at 7pm
Devoran Parish Centre
Welcome and Opening Prayer
Revd. Karen Wilson (KW), Anne Ramsden (AR), Paul Stuart (PS), Nina Davey (ND), Chris Wilson (CW), Jane Darlington (JD), Jenny Kemp (JK)
Ele Buckley, Janet Thomas, Martin Boxall, Janet Boxall
3/. MINUTES FROM LAST MEETING:
4/ SHARING GOOD NEWS FROM SERVICES & EVENTS WE HAVE LED SINCE LAST MEETING:.
ND: God is moving her this week and pointing her to what to speak about.
JK: Happy with services since last meeting.
JD: Evensong going well,
AR: Sunday services well attended. Prayer sessions.
CW: Celtic Service maintaining popularity with numbers steadily increasing
PS: House Group back in action. Thanks to Revd. Di Willoughby for her excellent funeral services, CW praised PS for his "excellent talk". BCP continues with steady attendance.
KW: Celtic services providing much appreciated peace and tranquility. Christening was delight. KW felt a connection with God in her services nd other work.
5/. SCRIPTURE STUDY:
Matthew 20:28 “Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”
Main points were it highlighted the need for humility, living with faith and showed a demonstration of how we should live our lives.
6/. ADVENT 2023:
This is discussion for JCC and then the Ministry Team.
Suggestions were talks in different churches a variety of speakers. These should ideally reflect all walks of life. Perhaps street pastors, foodbank workers, The Butterfly Project, Critical Care workers, Transplant people.
Series of testament talks, open to all our communities.
Wednesday appeared to be a good day
7/. CHRISTMAS SERVICES:
KW requested details of what each church would like to provide, so that she can organise the rota.. these were given and KW will produce a rota.
8/. PRAYERS FOR OUR MINSTRY:
Shared by all present
10. DATE OF NEXT MEETING:
Wednesday 6th September, 2023 at 7.00pm at St. Feock Church Hall.
Afternote: Venue not available, so the meeting will be held in St. Feock Church.
11. CLOSING PRAYER
Ministry Team Meeting Wednesday 7th June, 2023
7pm in the Church Hall at St. Piran's, Perranarworthal
Revd. (Karen Wilson (KW) Janet Thomas (JT), Nina Davey (ND), Jane Darlington (JD),
Anne Ramsden (AR), Chris Wilson CW); Ele Buckley (EB), Paul Stuart (PS).
Jenny Kemp, Janet Boxall, Revd. Martin Boxall.
WELCOME & OPENING PRAYER
Agreed and signed.
1 /. Confirmation will be either 20th October, 2023 in the Cathedral, or 13th November at Veryan. Classes still to be confirmed.
2/. ND asked for clarification about talks/sermons/preaching. KW confirmed that the plan is to help people who have felt a calling to start and then develop in this direction. It will also help the Benefice develop team ministry over time. AW and PS will be doing the Sens Kernewek course, starting in September, 2023. ND was asked if she wanted to join the course. ND Declined. PS will also be doing a course aimed at Local Worship leading at the same time. The aim is to plan for the future of our churches as On The Way becomes reality and to plan for Focal Leadership roles as our benefice takes shape under KW leadership. Succession planning.
SHARING GOOD NEWS FROM SERVICES SINCE LAST MEETING:
Each church was asked to share good news from services since the last meeting.
ND was pleased with the services at St. Feock overall.
AR said that the talks at Devoran were going down well.
PS said that it was not his place to put forward how the congregation at St. Piran's felt about his talks. CW said that talks given by PS pointed people to God, which is positive.
JT reported that she had received positive feedback from people about her talks.
PS felt that talks within services should pick up on the readings, gospel etc., but also should challenge and pose questions.
EB said she now feels there is no need to remove children from services as things stand at Devoran. JT explained how Family Services used to work at St. Piran's. Perhaps it may help EB to look at that model.
ADVENT COURSE 2023:
1/. ND raised the possibility of linking a sermon series with Advent services.
2/. KW said that advertisements for Advent should have the readings listed, whilst the emphasis upon who is leading the service should be removed.
3/. Discussion about Advent services and when they should take place. CW thought there should not be more than one per day. Therefore, extra Advent events would not disturb the normal service pattern. JT suggested midweek services, perhaps in the evening. This would allow working people to attend. Next meeting to deal with details of days, times, subject, speakers, for Advent.
Luke 4:42. "When the day came, Jesus left and went to a secluded place; and the crowds were searching for him, and came to Him and tried to keep Him from going away from them."
Discussion involved the thinking that we should learn to say no. Ministry is not about ego for many reasons. It's the message that's important rather than any focus upon who is delivering it. Communion is not about who is administering the sacrament. We must guard against complacency. Jesus was allowing his followers the space and time to realise things were changing and they were central to his plans. He was ensuring his followers knew they had to move on. Things needed to change. Nobody is irreplaceable and we must ensure succession and development in our own ministry within The Waterside churches.
PRAYERS FOR ONE ANOTHER AND MINISTRY:
The idea of Sermon Series was raised. The difficulties involved were discussed and the possibility of doing a series on a topic or theme was forwarded. This will involve meetings and careful planning.
FINALISING ROTA FOR SEPT/OCT/NOV.
KW asked for, and was given, details from each church of services they would like in these three months.
St. Piran's - Toy Service in November, the earlier the better and Harvest on 24th September at 11.00am with Harvest Lunch to follow.
Devoran - Harvest on the first Sunday in October
St. Feock - 24th September. Harvest Lunch on 22nd September.
5th November - All Souls in all three churches.
12th November Remembrance Service in all three churches.
KW noted that she has not taken certain services in all three churches. She will make sure that this is rectified in this 3 month rota, for the services which are appropriate.
ND asked about communion by extension. She gave the example of Christmas, but there could be other occasions when this may be needed. She wanted plans to be put in place to cover this, with clergy outside our benefice being asked in advance to take certain services. She said that the Bishop had been asked in readiness for our benefice by a representative from St. Feock at a recent Deanery event at Veryan, and he agreed. There had not been an explanation of any particular circumstances given to him at the time.
KW distributed the rules about communion by extension and these were discussed. The main points are that it needs permission from the Bishop and it should not be used on any form of regular basis. It should be an exception and the Priest in Charge (rather than an individual in a church) who has the responsibility to arrange if necessary.
KW stressed that change is inevitable. This means change in ministry styles, different services, and other areas. But we must look after those who have supported so well. It's a difficult juggling act, but it has to be done. As a Ministry Team we must massage expectations and move people away from complacency and any sense of entitlement. Standing still will only result in gradual decline.
JT stressed that KW has "worked her socks off" to carry out the job she was appointed to do, but there is still work to do and we must support her in her mission. It is our mission as well, after all.
AR also stressed that our Priest in Charge must b supported by her Ministry Team.
DATE OF NEXT MEETING:
Wednesday 26th July, 2023 at Devoran. 7.00pm.
Ministry Team Meeting Wednesday 26th April 2023
7pm in the Devoran Parish Centre
Welcome and Opening Prayer
Revd. Karen Wilson (KW); Chris Wilson (CW); Anne Ramsden (AR); Nina Davey (ND); Jenny Kemp (JK); Jane Darlington (JD);
Janet Thomas (JT); Paul Stuart (PS).
Revd. Martin Boxall, Ele Buchanan
2. MINUTES FROM LAST MEETING:
Agreed and signed.
3. MATTERS ARISING:
Confirmation: KW -Proposal is October 2023. Bishop Philip's Secretary has been contacted for a specific date. Classes will begin soon.
4. PRIORITY OF MINISTRY TEAM FOR WORSHIP PLANNING:
KW confirmed that the Ministry Team is responsible for the rota of services and changes. This ensures that this team needs to discuss, share, and work together. Please bring these matters to this meeting.
There was discussion about the role of the congregations and how we need to understand their needs and wishes, but we must also
lead and guide. It is a challenge and the need for change was discussed.
ND raised the importance of love and how we can move forward with that in mind.
KW talked about empowering this team to show love and leadership.
JT noted that emerging from the pandemic has been an opportunity to explore different services, with new approaches and experiences.
KW stressed that we have the chance to challenge boundaries and be innovative. Proposed changes should be brought to this meeting for agreement before being implemented, so that we can explore things together.
5. REVIEW OF EASTER SERVICES AND GOOD NEWS:
There was a great deal of positive feedback from each church concerning the services and activities throughout the Easter period and much good news to report and build upon. For example, the benefice could take up the donkeys idea on Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday meals could be expanded. There are no doubt other ideas to be looked at. The place and role of children was also looked at. One point to emerge was that we should provide services during Holy Week in each of our churches, in order to allow the communities the opportunity to fully reflect upon the importance and understanding of the journey through the week.
6. SCRIPTURE DISCUSSION: ISAIAH 6:8 ‘
Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.’
The meeting looked at what the passage means and differing thoughts were forwarded. The main elements to emerge were challenge, walking with and sharing.
Each person gave thoughts bout how they prepare a talk/sermon. Common elements were the Lectionary, gospel, readings, and epistle. People also stressed the need for allowing time for thoughts to be considered and develop. It is not something that gets done quickly. KW referred to to a useful question. "Does it point us, and all listening, to Jesus?"
The idea of Sermon Series was raised and will be put on the agenda for the next meeting.
8. FINALISE ROTA:
Rotas for June, July and August were looked at, having been circulated in draft form before the meeting. Apart from a couple of changes these were agreed. KW has allowed for being able to attend a few services herself as a member of congregation, and gave some of her Annual Leave as the first two weeks in June.
Ele has floated the idea for children being taken out of services and returning before the end at Devoran. To be considered at the next meeting.
The meeting held a prayer session at which members were invited/encouraged to take part.
11. DATE OF NEXT MEETING:
As part of the new pattern the team will meet every 6 weeks. Therefore the next meeting is at 7.00pm on Wednesday 7th June at St. Piran's Church Hall.
The meeting finished with the Grace.
Ministry Team Meeting
Thursday 25th January, 2023
St. Piran's Church
Welcome and opening prayer.
PRESENT: Revd. Karen Wilson (KW); Paul Stuart (PS); Janet Thomas (JT); Chris Wilson (CW); Jane Darlington (JD); Revd. Martin Boxall (MB); Janet Boxall (JB); Anne Ramsden (AR); Nina Davey (ND); Ele Buckley (EB).
APOLOGIES: Jenny Kemp
MINUTES: Agreed and signed
MATTERS ARISING: None
Sharing of good news from Christmas services. JB and JT reported successful Carol and Christingle services at Devoran and St. Piran's. JT also highlighted the hand bells. ND reported that 110 people attended the Carol service at St. Feock, with £750 raised, and 138 were present at the Christingle, raising £450 for the Children's Society. There was good news about services and activities with children at Devoran and St. Piran's, especially . AR reported successful services over Christmas at Devoran. KW felt our churches had provided excellent services, and mentioned the baptism/live nativity in particular.
Sadly, the Deanery Chapter reported disappointing numbers over the period at Kea and Highertown.
It is hoped that there will be "bounce back" from Covid as time goes by.
There was discussion about the place of traditional services over Christmas, and it was noted that they are popular.
MOTHERING SUNDAY: Discussion about arrangements in our churches.
WORSHIP LEADERS GATHERING: This will be held on 19th March after the service at Devoran.
LENT COURSE AND TALKS: Arrangements in hand. Lent page on website, reflections on the Beatitudes through 4 talks at Devoran at 2.00 pm. Each talk will be 45 minutes, with 15 minute discussion time to follow. Lent Course will be 2 sessions at St. Piran's at 2.00 pm, concentrating on Life Attitudes. JD asked about arrangements for those who could only attend in the evenings. Online and website to be used.
EASTER SERVICES AND MARCH, APRIL AND MAY ROTAS: Detailed arrangements were discussed and agreed. Please see the Service and Events page on the website for details.
PROVISION FOR CHILDREN: Messy Church, Worship for All and Tots and Toys at Devoran. Monthly Craft and Activity Group and Easter hunt with Fire Service at St. Piran's. Treasure Hunt at St. Feock.
CONFIRMATION: Classes arranged for 5 people. 7th February is an introduction evening and confirmation is planned for 20th May in the Cathedral.
THY KINGDOM COME: Scheduled for May. Prayers to appear on the website.
AOB: Discussion about the roles of each meeting group and the centrality of Eucharist. Both issues to be discussed fully at future meetings.
Next meeting set for 26th April at 7.00 pm at Devoran
Ministry Team Meeting
Thursday 7th December 2022
The Devoran Parish Centre
Welcome and Opening Prayer
Revd. Karen Wilson (KW); Chris Wilson; Janet Thomas; Jane Darlington; Janet Boxall; Anne Ramsden; Ele Buckley (EB); Paul Stuart (PS)
KW welcomed Elle to the meeting as she sets out on her discernment journey. All wished her well and offered support.
Nina Davey (ND); Jenny Kemp (JK); Revd. Martin Boxall (MB).
3. Minutes from previous Meeting:
Agreed and signed.
4. Matters arising:
5. Christmas Services 2022:
Agreed as follows:
8.30 am. BCP at St. Piran's. 10.00 am. KW; 10.00 am. Christingle at St. Piran's CW; 10.00 am. Service of the Word at Devoran. JD;
10.0 am. Holy Communion at St. Feock. KW
10.00 am. Carol Service at St. Piran's. CW & JT; Service of the Word at St. Feock. ND;
6.30 pm Carol Service at Devoran. KW & MB.
7.00 pm. Blue Christmas Service at St. Piran's. KW
3.00 pm. Live Nativity at Devoran. KW & AR
4.00 pm. Christingle at St. Feock. ND
5.00 pm Crib Service at St. Piran's. KW
9.30 pm. Holy Communion at Devoran. KW
10.00 am. Holy Communion at Devoran. AD Paul Bryer
10.00 am. Holy Communion at St. Piran's. KW
10.00 am. Service of the Word at St. Feock. JK
5. January/February Rota:
These rotas were discussed and agreed. Please see Service & Events page on the website.
6. New Year’s day services & Epiphany Services:
Discussed and agreed. Please see Service & Events page on the website.
7. 1st Sunday in Lent Services:
Carried to next meeting
8. Sharing of good news:
KW will be the Twitter guest from 19th to 25th December. Please let her have as much good news as possible. A wonderful opportunity to raise the profile of The Waterside Churches.
10. Team Prayers:
NEXT MEETING: 7.00pm. Wednesday 25th January at Devoran.
Ministry Team Meeting September 7th at 7pm
Devoran Parish Centre
Welcome and Opening Prayer: Revd. Karen Wilson
Revd. Karen Wilson, Chris Wilson, Jane Darlington, Janet Thomas, Paul Stuart, Martin Boxall, Janet Boxall, Anne Ramsden.
Chris Ryall, Nina Davey, Jenny Kemp.
Minutes from last meeting agreed and signed, with an amendment concerning the Tots and Toys event from Jane Darlington.
Availability sheet circulated.
Details for the following were discussed and agreed. Rota to be produced a s a p.
1. All Souls Service. (Feock Church Hall after this Joint Benefice Communion).
2. Remembrance Day.
3. PAW Toy Services
4. Carol Services - 18th December is World Cup Final 3pm, note.
5. Christingle services
6. Nativity Services
7. Christmas Day services
8. St Stephen’s Day Services - 26th (Monday) is a day of obligation. Meeting decided not to hold services on this day.
9. New Year’s Eve
10. New Year’s Day
TEAM TIME OF PRAYER:
Karen Wilson led.
Anne and Paul to discuss next step.
Date of next meeting: ??
Ministry Team Meeting – Wednesday 8th June, 2022
Welcome and opening prayer.
Revd. Karen Wilson (KW), Chris Ryall (CR), Janet Thomas (JT), Chris Wilson (CW), Jenny Kemp (JK), Nina Davey (ND), Anne Ramsden (AR).
3/. MINUTES FROM LAST MEETING
JK to be added as absent with apologies from last meeting, then signed as accurate.
4/. MATTERS ARISING
KW informed the meeting that she has applied for a Curate, but there will only be 4 stipendiary Curates available, with a small number of non-stipendiary Curates.
5/. FEEDBACK FROM SERVICES
KW stressed the importance of Holy Week services providing a meaningful passage through a most important week in the calendar. There should not be a gap between Palm Sunday and Easter Day and this needs looking at for next year so that Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services/events are held in each church. Feedback from parishioners was positive from each church. CR gave details of the Easter Trail in Perranwell, with the garden exercise, bonfire and service. 18 children took part and we have gained a family into the church as a result. CR suggested it might be a good thing to do in each church next year. 27 people attended the Dawn Service, so it will be repeated. Maundy Thursday at St. Piran’s was described and was well supported. The Walk of Witness had 70 participants. JCC to plan next year’s Holy Week.
6/. WORSHIP WITHOUT WALLS
Itinerary for Archbishop Justin (JW): Friday 17th – Clergy Dinner; 7.30 am Saturday 18th – Service for all on Zoom; 9.00 am – Eucharist in the Cathedral; Evening JW attending Shanty week in Falmouth; Sunday 19th – morning – JW probably in Liskeard.
Sunday 19th June, 10.00am: St. Feock – Outside service near the church. Archdeacon Paul to preach. Devoran – Outside Service on Devoran Village Field; Revd. Karen to lead. St. Piran’s – Service outside Perranwell Centre, including bacon baps and refreshments; Jane Darlington to lead.
7/. NEXT ROTA
Lists for availability/unavailability for August, September, November circulated for completion.
8/. UPCOMING EVENTS
Harvest festivals. Liturgically the dates are 11 and 18th September. However, our churches celebrate on the 4th Sunday; St. Feock at 10.00am; St. Piran’s at 11.00 am followed by Harvest Lunch; Devoran on 2nd October. KW asked whether there would be support for St. Michael and All Angels service. None forthcoming. NB: 30th October is a joint service for Bible Sunday. Discussion about Just As I Am service. Agreement to try again, perhaps by taking it to the Memory Cafes in Perranwell and Carnon Downs.
KW asked about support for Discipleship and other courses. JT said she would like to restart Fellowship at St. Piran’s. AR suggested joint fellowship. CR wanted to see more courses. CW said people were already busy enough. ND and JK were not in favour.
8/. NEW ORDERS OF SERVICE FOR SERVICE OF THE WORD
Has been re-written by KW and Jane Darlington, so that it’s the same in each church. Draft copies were passed around for comment. Feelings included “the shorter the better”, “we need to add instruction rubrics”, “reading responses are needed”, “why does it have to be the same in each church”? There was also the point that Collect of the Day should be up to the leader on the day. KW looking to get the new sheets printed and used a s a p.
9/. CHILDREN AND YOUTH MINISTRY
AR said Messy Church will be restarting and Tops and Tots will be tried again. CR and AR are planning Youth Church. CR gave details of the annual Holiday Club at the Perranwell Centre, from August 4th for 3 days. Number is limited to 40. Paul has already put a registration form on the website, a poster is ready for display and details will appear in Perran News next edition. KW and Liz Harris to meet and plan a detailed programme. KW has contacted the schools at Devoran and Perranwell regarding Harvest Festival involvement. Arrangements being set up for both. All at the meeting were asked if they could or would like to offer help in this area of outreach.
KW told the meeting that Revd. Jeff James will no longer be able to included on our rota. He has retired, but will be taking a part time post at the Cathedral. There will obviously be less opportunity for Eucharists in our rotas.
11/. NEXT MEETING
7th September, 2022. 7 pm at Devoran
Meting closed with the Grace.
NOTES FROM THE MINISTRY MEETING ON 4TH MARCH, 2022
Revd. Karen Wilson (KW), Nina Davey from St. Feock (ND), Janet Thomas from St. Piran's (JT), Anne Ramsden from Devoran (AR), Chris Wilson NEW Lay Worship Leader (CW).
Revd. Jeff James (JJ), Jane Darlington,
Opening Prayer and Welcome:
KW introduces CW, who is waiting for his papers to come in order to be licensed here.
World Day of Prayer went very well.
Each church reported that services were going well.
Lent activities in place.
Revd. Dr. Jonathan Rowe's last service with us will be on 27th March at St. Piran's, with a farewell party afterwards.
Ash Wednesday service was well attended (27 people).
Youth work was discussed and how to expand it was looked at. Hugh Barne, youth worker at Kea Church, has offered help nd the sharing of resources. He confirmed that only 2 young people from addresses in our Benefice go to the sessions at Kea, Therefore, there are undoubtedly young people from all communities in our benefice who are yet to become involved. Even though Feock has no school, the last census showed that the parish has similar numbers to Devoran and Perranarworthal. KW said that she has had no response from the 2 schools, but will try again.
Christmas: there were lost services due to the pandemic.
The outdoor Crib Service at Devoran was very good and enjoyed by all 60 people attending. KW will talk to Revd. Jeff James about Christmas 2022 coverage.
Curate: KW to talk to Jane Vaughan-Wilson about a Curate for 2023. NB. There will only be 3 available. We need to lay out what The Waterside Benefice can offer a prospective Curate in order to "make the case."
The need to stagger the times of Easter Day services was discussed. We cannot offer Eucharist by extension. St. Piran's will be at 9.30 with KW, Devoran at 10.00 with JJ, and St. Feock at 11.00am with KW. This is a "one-off" solution and must be advertised as much as possible via the website, magazines, posters and social media. KW agreed to try over the next 2 days to find a vicar to solve the problem.
Other services for April were discussed.
Details to be put on the website and advertised throughout the Benefice.
The Study programme, lunches, talks and Up the Creek liaison were set out. JT asked whether afternoon sessions could also be considered for next year.
ON THE WAY:
11 churches have now had their first consultations about fruitfulness. Feedback has been given to KW and analysis has been done. Meeting on 6th March to collate and draft a report. There will then be a round of consultations about sustainability. Nothing is off the table. The Deanery is £100,00 down and the Diocese is £284,00 short. The Deanery Plan will then be drawn up and presented to the Diocesan Synod. Budget to be drawn up on 22nd June, 2022. KW explained that her aim and motivation is to ensure the 3 churches are in the best possible position. Main emphasis is on building congregations, children, youth work, young families and the use of church buildings. It's all about, mission and outreach.
AR and Chris Ryall to co-ordinate youth work. Diary and plan to be produced, put on website and advertised in the communities as widely as possible. It was agreed that a Benefice approach was appropriate, but good practice by each church should also continue.
KW asked to be told about things that involve the Benefice, rather than hearing things form elsewhere. She has had examples.
ND gave details of how St. Feock would like to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee, which would include a Jubilee lunch. KW said the church of England is expected to issue a set liturgy for the occasion, so we need to wait.
DATE OF NEXT MEETING:
8TH June 2022 at St. Piran's at 7.00pm.
Minutes of Ministry Team Meeting
27th October at 7pm, St Piran’s Church Hall
Welcome and Opening Prayer
PRESENT: Rev’d. Karen Wilson (KW), Anne Ramsden (AR) Nina Davey (ND), Janet Thomas (JT), Rev’d. Dr. Jonathan Rowe (JR) Jenny Kemp (JK)
APOLOGIES: Jane Darlington, Martin Boxall, David Watson.
MINUTES OF LAST MEETING: Changes needed to add Nina Davey and Janet Thomas to those present and remove Janet Boxall who was not! Otherwise agreed as accurate.
MATTERS ARISING: None
MINISTRY – FEEDBACK TO DATE
· Martin Smith has resigned and withdrawn from leading services. KW has thanked him for his work.
· ND apologised for any upset she may have caused. This particularly concerned the circumstances surrounding the All Souls service at St. Feock, and other matters on the service rota. All present confirmed that she has no need to feel she is to blame. It’s a matter of appropriate communication, correct feedback from other meetings and understanding of roles and boundaries. Part of KW’s role is to produce the rota, with input from the Ministry Team. KW has spoken to ND already to allay her fears, and prays that time will heal any rift that may have been present. The meeting felt it was still early days and we are all on a learning curve.
· ND mentioned the difficulty surrounding the use of BCC in e-mails. AR confirmed that the JCC has resolved the issue at its last meeting.
· KW asked for feedback from the Harvest Services. ND said that St. Feock supported the “Chicken for Africa” charity and the village community had given great support. AR reported that Devoran supported the Foodbank. JT said that St. Piran’s had a successful service and had sent items to St. Petrocs, as usual each year. KW thanked all who worked hard for these services.
· BCP Services: St. Piran’s hold 8.30am BCP services on the 2nd and 4th Sunday each month and it is well supported. Devoran is experiencing low numbers on a Tuesday morning, with only 2 present at the last one. KW and AR agreed that this is not viable and it will stop after this week. AR said that the PCC at Devoran will seek to develop an alternative. Evensong at Devoran has a steady number attending and it will move to 3.00 pm for the winter.
SPECIAL SERVICES. – Christmas and January to March 2022.
· KW is happy to discuss proposals for special services, but it is important that nothing is arranged without such consultation.
· The current programme includes a proposed Covenant service at St. Feock on 9th January, 2022 and a covenant service at St. Piran’s on 6th February.
· KW asked that each church let her have requests to be included in the forthcoming rota for January, February and March 2022. Important dates to remember are Epiphany on 6th January, Candlemas on 2nd February.
· KW asked about Christmas decorations and each church gave details of arrangements. No problems emerged.
· Crib and Christingle services were discussed, with each church outlining what it is proposing to do.
ROTA FOR JAN, FEB, MARCH 2022
· KW circulated a paper asking for people to note when they are not available for the next rota.
CHILDREN, YOUTH MINISTRY AND SCHOOL INVOLVEMENT
· KW gave feedback from the Bishop’s Mission Order and On the Way meetings she recently attended. The Waterside Benefice is in Team 1and work starts on 17th January, 2022. The emphasis is firmly on children and the sharing of resources in outreach and ministry.
· St. Feock outlined their craft afternoon and Christingle walk to church. Devoran are holding a craft morning for adults and a Christingle for children. Devoran school has agreed to be part of a lantern parade and service. JT said she is due to talk to JR after the meeting about the crib and Christingle services at St. Piran’s. KW said she has had contact with Perranwell School about Christmas and she is waiting for the Headteacher to get back to her. JT talked about the difficulties at St. Piran’s of getting commitment to work with the young. She suggested issuing invitations to a special service, for example the Crib service, as inserts in Perran News. This would guarantee good coverage of the community.
· Chris Ryall has volunteered to be St. Piran’s lead, Jane Darlington will do the same for Devoran. St. Feock will let KW have the name of its rep.
· KW reiterated that there is the possibility to share resources in Team 1, and Rev’d. Hugh Barne is the contact for that.
· KW said that training for lay worship leading is available and would welcome anybody who would like to take it up.
· Advent was discussed and various options looked at. It was decided to use the Church of England’s Reflections course. This will be on 24th November, 1st December and 8th December via Zoom. Then a session on 15th December will take place, with mince pies etc., at St. Feock Hall. Meetings will be 7.00pm to 8.15 pm. KW, JR, AR, JT volunteered to take sessions. Jane Darlington was also put forward in her absence! Paul Stuart was asked to arrange the Zoom meetings.
· Martin Boxall’s PTO has been renewed and he will gradually be included in the rota.
· Churches Together and Up the Creek have events planned. KW is their coordinator.
DATE FOR NEXT MEETING
· February 23rd 2022 at Feock hall.
The meeting closed with prayer.
Ministry Team Meeting Minutes - Wednesday 28th August 2021, 7pm Devoran Parish Centre
Present: Revd Karen Wilson (KW), Anne Ramsden (AR), Jane Darlington (JD), Martin Smith (MS), Jenny Kemp (JK),
Revd Jeff James (JJ), Janet Boxall (JB).
Welcome and Opening Prayers
1. Apologies - Revd Jonathan Rowe, David Watson
2. Introductions - Each member introduced themselves and explained the role that they play in the ministry of their parish churches and how this has worked during the Vacancy. KW told the meeting that the team would be responsible for leading the worship in each of the churches and that by working together as a team we can support and uphold each other in our ministries. The team would be led and supported by KW, who would appreciate open and transparent discussions about ministry. She is very happy to discuss ideas for worship offerings.
3. Services of worship for the next rota - we discussed the wish for St Piran’s and Devoran to return to their pattern of BCP worship. 1st and 3rd Sundays in ninth - Devoran BCP Evensong to be led by JD and DW. 2nd and 4th Sunday 8.30am BCP HC at St Piran’s and Tuesday 10am BCP HC at Devoran to be led by KW. The feasibility of these services to be reviewed at next Ministry Team Meeting.
Special services and Christmas services discussed and KW noted which of these services each church would like to be added to the next rota.
4. Availability - availability for the next rota with regards to leading services was discussed and noted by KW.
5. AOB - KW Karen will put together the new rota for Sept/Oct/November and send to team members. If there are any adjustments that need to be made to the proposed rota please let her know. Due to Revd Jonathan being on placement/study leave the rota will involve more lay led services this time around. There will be further HC services once that Revd Jonathan returns.
Date of next meeting - Wednesday 27th October at 7pm, Perranarworthal church hall.