Vestry Information

ST CUTHBERT’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH EDINBURGH
YEAR ENDED 30 SEPTEMBER 2018
click here – to read The Revd.Nicki McNelly’s AGM report
click here – to read the Treasurer’s report
click here – to read the ACCOUNTS AS APPROVED AT AGM ON 9/12/2018
click here – to read Report Booklet

*******************************************************************************

Vestry Report February 2019

  • Vestry read and acknowledged the ‘Thank you’ letters received from Hopscotch and Aberlour Childcare Trust, for the money raised by St Cuthbert’s.
  • Vestry confirmed their approval of the appointment of Messrs Tod and Taylor Architects to undertake the 2019 Quinquennial Survey and Report. (Approved previously by email).  They have completed their site visit and are preparing the report.
  • The success of the A5 Christmas service leaflet was acknowledged.
  • Nicki reminded Vestry that they had been asked to think about how we might use some money for mission, how we might use the money that paid for Mary Moffat to fund a support worker(s) in future.
  • A request from Holy Trinity Church, Wester Hailes for financial support to employ a cook to help in the Community Café has been received. Martin and Nicki are to investigate further.
  • The accounts were presented for the 4 months to January 2019. These were roughly in line with the projected budget and were approved by Vestry.
  • The Salaries for 2019 were approved and the Hall Rates have been increased by an average of 2.5% and take effect from 1 September 2019.
  • The accounting period has been brought forward to 31 August 2019 (11 months for this year only); the AGM will therefore be earlier, before the 30 November 2019.
  • Vestry had agreed the lighting upgrade be carried out by Dave Watson of Sentry Electrics prior to the meeting by email. He has now been booked to do the work from the end of February onwards.
  • Vestry thanked Bob Pritchard for all his efforts in arranging the lighting upgrade and preparing the report.
  • Vestry have been contacted with details of Safeguarding training available in March. Vestry members were encouraged to attend and to reply and arrange individually.
  • Nicki thanked Vestry members for their work over the Christmas period.
  • The Communication group noticed that the details on the corner noticeboard outside have not changed for a long time. Nicki wanted to know if it could be extended to take the SECC PUB sign and if we could get permission to move the noticeboard at the path near the bus stop to nearer the road.  Bob is to be consulted on how to apply for Canon35/ Planning Permission.
  • The Communication group noted that the numbers attending weekday services are dropping and that these may need a different emphasis or more publicity.
  • Nicki is to conduct research to find out what provision Mothers with very young children would like during the Sunday Service.
  • Marie and Nicki have checked who has given permission for what personal details they would like in the updated Membership booklet. A note will be put in the pew notes about the complex issue of the Membership booklet.
  • Vestry approved the money for a twice year deep clean of the church.
  • The purchase of a small hand held hoover was also approved.
  • The space audit has been completed and Nicki expressed that she would like to create a suitably spacious area for meetings such as the Open Forum.
  • The full minutes are available in the folder at the back of the Church.

*******************************************************************************

ST CUTHBERT’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH EDINBURGH
YEAR ENDED 30 SEPTEMBER 2017
click here – to read THE REPORT AND ACCOUNTS
APPROVED AT THE AGM ON 10 DECEMBER 2017
click here – to read the AGM Booklet, containing the Minutes from the 2016 AGM and the Agenda and Reports for the 2017 AGM
click here – to read The Revd.Nicki McNelly’s AGM report

*******************************************************************************