CONSULTATION : Avon Valley Churches becoming one Parish

The four PCCs together with congregations voted to become a single parish with one PCC before Christmas. The consultation process has been progressing in the background and now everyone has the opportunity to view the Draft Pastoral Scheme drawn up by the Winchester Diocesan Mission and Pastoral Committee. Details of the Draft Scheme, a Glossary of Terms and the way in which representation can be made to the Church Commissioners can be found below :  

Draft Scheme

Glossary of Terms

Form P76 – how to make representation to Church Commissioners

Death of HRH, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.

You will have heard the sad news of the death of HRH, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.  Where we have them, our flags are at half-mast, and bells will be rung muffled where possible.  Books of Condolence: there will be a link to an on-line Book of Condolence, and a number of books in larger centres – to be announced.  Parish Churches are urged not to open Books of Condolence, as there is nowhere to store them, and they will be destroyed.  There are opportunities to light candles and write prayers in our open Churches.  We are likely to arrange a special Service on the day before the Funeral, and to show the Funeral in Church for those who would like to gather for that occasion.  Further details will be available over the coming days.  Gary.