Annual Report of
Holy Trinity Parochial Church Council
Holy Trinity and Christ the King, Stevenage has the responsibility of co-operating with the incumbent, the Reverend Geoff Tickner, in promoting in the ecclesiastical parish the whole mission of the church, pastoral, evangelistic, social and ecumenical.
The PCC is a charity excepted from registration with the Charity Commission. Members are either ex officio or elected by the annual parochial church meeting in accordance with the Church Representation Rules.
Standing Committee. This is the only committee required by law. It has power to transact the business of the PCC between its meetings, subject to any directions given by the Council.
Church Attendance. There are 201 parishioners on the Church Electoral Roll. The usual Sunday attendance, counted during October, was 160 adults and thirty young people and children.
The PCC met in full six times during the year with an average level of attendance of 75 per cent. During the vacancy Jenny Moules acted as chairman. The standing committee met between meetings. The Vacancy Team, namely Colin Smith, Jenny Moules, Jacky Page, Aris Mariner, Anne Price, Jan Wilson, Christine Reddish and Elaine Slater, met regularly at the vicarage. This team put in an enormous amount of hard work to keep the general workings of the church running smoothly and were also a great support to each other.
We started the year with the vacancy but our spirits were lifted with the knowledge that our new Priest in Charge would be starting in September. Work started in earnest on preparations for the installation and to get the vicarage decorated. Task Teams continued as usual with the exception of the Worship Team. That soon made up for lost time with an excellent workshop and a smooth introduction into Common Worship. Co-Ordination and planning organised a successful Jubilee Party.
The curacy house had been empty since Jeremy Crocker vacated it and the PCC thought it was not right to keep a property empty when a family may be in need of temporary housing. The house was put up for rent and was soon filled by a family. This proved to be not one of our better ideas as the rent was paid in varying amounts or not at all. In brief: the sound system had a few technical hitches to sort out, the plaque was installed in the garden, the choir have smart new robes and bible study groups met during the year and a retreat was held at Hemmingford Grey.
We now look forward to a new church year with our new vicar, new churchwarden and some new PCC members.