Minutes of Cheshunt Church Meeting 18/06

Apologies from Joy Collins and Jenny Christian.

No matters arising from previous minutes.

Feedback from LAG

            Jill reminded the meeting of the situation in the LAG regarding the number of ordained ministers. She said that the 6 Enfield churches have decided to stay in 2 groups of 3 and to seek 2 ministers to fill their vacancies. LAG intend to emphasise the need for new ministers to work closely together.

Finance & Property

             As Jenny could not attend the meeting Jill gave an update from the most recent elders meeting – current account £6539, though £3000 needed for new kitchen. A10 roofers have repaired a roof leak. Tony gave an update on the progress of fitting the new kitchen – old kitchen has been gutted and plastered. The new kitchen is flatpack so will need putting together before fitting. Pam asked if the leak in the corner has been repaired. Jill said she would check with Jenny.

Lend With Care

             Jill gave an update on this scheme – Jenny had been able to use the website to support 9 ventures, some are individuals and some groups. Jill has put their photographs on the notice board in the hall.

Eco church Registration

             Jill explained what Eco church is and that she has registered the church and completed an initial online survey. Elders intend to bring back to church meeting any ideas for further developing environmental awareness and commitment to caring for the environment. In the long term, the church may qualify for a bronze, silver or gold certificate.

AOB

             Colin asked about the effectiveness of disability access. Jill said she thought the church has done as much as it can. She has seen wheelchair users use the side entrance and they have managed well.