1.    Opening & Welcome.

Fr Kim Benton opened the meeting with a prayer.

2.    Present

Fr Kim Benton,  John Stammers, Heather Stammers, Keith Schier, Margaret Mitchell, Robyn Pendlebury,  Merle Cobbledick,  Ron Cobbledick, Judy James, Bev Patrick, Rob Elliott, Wendy Watson, Lou Hamon.

3.    Apologies

Mary Muntz, Beth Eldridge.

MOTION: “That the apologies be accepted”.

Moved: Wendy Watson.            Seconded: Bev Patrick.                                    Agreed.

4.     Confirmation of Minutes

MOTION: “That the Minutes of the Parish Council held 27th October  2011 be confirmed as a true and correct record of the proceedings of the meeting”.

Moved: Margaret Mitchell.                    Seconded: Judy James.                                   Agreed.


Clergy Stipend: Following adoption of Warden’s recommendation by Parish Council, the motion was put.

MOTION: “That the Parish Council move that the Clergy Stipend be increased to 100% of Melbourne Diocese next year”.

Moved: John Stammers.            Seconded: Rob Elliott.                        Agreed.

5        Business Arising from previous minutes.

5.1  Hand rail chancel steps St. Georges. Pending.

5.2  Sale of St Paul’s Harmonium. To be viewed next weekend by interested party.

5.3  Switchboards. Ian Mayberry and Troy McKindley to provide quotes.

5.4   Hand Rails to Rectory doors. Pending.

5.5         Monthly income & expenditure figures in pew sheet.

5.6         Expressions of interest for Assistant Organist for Parish. Advertisement to be drawn up for placement in December.

5.7   Holy Trinity 124th Anniversary.

5.8   White Ants All Saints Barmah. Baits have been laid.

5.9   Replacement of doors at St George’s. Awaiting a further quote.

6.       Correspondence.


6.1.    CMS: Retirement of Neville & Elspeth Carr.

6.2.    BS/CEP/Anglicare.

6.3.    Numurkah District Health Service: Annual Appeal.

6.4.    Marg. Pearson: Donation to Betty Daniel Scholarship


6.5.    Bunning Warehouse: Application for Community BBQ.

6.6.    Robert Daniel: Letter of thanks for donation of Betty Daniel’s organ.

6.7.    Marg Pearson: Letter of thanks for donation to Betty Daniel Scholarship.

6.8. Registrar: Request for funds from investments for Air Conditioners Holy Trinity $4660, electrical installation $1199.10, Changeover Hot Water System Holy Trinity $736, Air Conditioners St George’s Parish Centre $5951. Total $12546.10.

MOTION: “That the correspondence inwards be accepted, and the outwards adopted ”.

Moved: Keith Schier.            Seconded: Wendy Watson.                                     Agreed.

 7.      Rectors Report:

Written Report tabled and discussed.

7.0 Ministry

7.1 Worship:

7.1.1 Parish Eucharist & Lunch with Parish of Rochester

7.2 Funerals & Baptism – no funerals or baptisms this period

7.2.2 Patronal Festival All Saints Barmah

7.2.3 Faith Enhancement Groups continuing studying the History of Christianity First 3000 years             in St George’s and St Paul’s

            7.3.0 Staffing:

7.3.1  I will be taking Annual Leave in January for four weeks – I am working on finding a locum             for four Sundays

7.3.2 Attended two PD workshops, Liturgy – Benalla 29 Oct, Meditation and mindfulness 2-4 Nov

            7.4.0 Parish Events:

7.4.1. Rochester lunch – thanks to all who provided food for the lunch

7.4.2 Cup Day at Rectory Gardens – great day 1 Nov

7.4.2  Back to Church Program commenced 6/11 on All Saints Day

            7.5.0 Meetings:

7.5.1  Interchurch Council meeting on 1 Nov

7.5.2. Hosted Denary meeting and lunch 9 Nov

            7.6.0 Communications

7.6.1  New look Advocate now out we have two articles and 1 review – now monthly and have 1             article & 1 review in Dec edition

7.6.2  Back to Church Sunday advertised for Advent Sunday

            7.7.0 Other:

7.7.1  Forth coming events – People’s Messiah St Matthew’s Albury Back to Church Sunday 27 Nov St George’s & Holy Trinity Bishop’s Appeal Launch with Anglicare 30 Nov St George’s Ladies Guild Christmas luncheon 1 Dec Ordination 3 Dec Wangaratta & Bishop’s Christmas lunch for clergy at Lodge Gideon’s Presentation 11 Dec Denary Christmas Lunch

            7.8.0 For Profit enterprises

7.8.1 Strawberry Festival 25 Nov Nathalia

            7.9.0 Projects

7.9.1 Farmer Mentoring Program – I am patiently waiting for an appointment with Jill Allen.

            7.10.0 Maintenance

7.10.1  Suspect white ant damage in Rectory needs to be attended

MOTION: “That Solar City Pest Control be approached to inspect.”

            Moved: Rob Elliott.                                                Seconded: Merle Cobbledick.                                    Agreed


            7.10.2  Need for another quote for doors for St George’s for action next year.

Rochester Visits: Discussion on continuing the exchange of visits into the new year on fifth             Sundays, as the visits had been one of the highlights of this year.

MOTION: “That the Rector’s Report be received and accepted”

Moved: Fr. Kim.                                                                         Agreed.


8                        Financial Report:

Cheque Account                                    $    5560.95

V.2. Account                                                $  15495.54

St George’s ladies Guild                $     347.48

Holy Trinity Ladies Guild                        $    3297.01

Holy Trinity Mother’s Union                        $      246.95

Holy Trinity Diocese Wang.            $      190.79

Holy Trinity Vestry Account            $    1054.04

Betty Daniel Scholarship                        $    7640.00

Offertory                                                $    5946.40

Accounts Payable                                    $    1854.22

MOTION: “ That the Parish donate $1000 to the Anglicord East Africa Appeal”

Moved: Rob Elliott.                                    Seconded: Heather Stammers

MOTION: That Brown Jar Mission Funds go to East Africa Appeal and that the Financial Report be accepted and the accounts passed for payment, with authority to pay accounts till next meeting”.

Moved: Wendy Watson.                                    Seconded: Heather Stammers.                                    Agreed.


9.       GST BUSINESS:


            9.1.            Catering: Funeral November 10th Holy Trinity.

9.2.     Hall Hire: P Cox Funeral: 28th October.

9.3.            Funerals: Nil.

9.4            Fundraising: Nil.

MOTION: “That the fundraising activities be Input Taxed”.

       Moved: Lou Hamon.                        Seconded: Bev Patrick.                                                                        Agreed.



            Deb Ball: Advertisement placed with no response as yet.

11.            WARDEN’S REPORT

St. George’s: 11.1 Carpet in Parish Centre to be cleaned.

John Decker to be approached to advise on carpet join.


Holy Trinity: 11.2 Re-positioned fire blanket and extinguish

         12.          OTHER REPORTS:

                           12.1 Holy Trinity Ladies Guild. $3258.01 in account. Cheque for $1000 forwarded on to                                 Parish Council.

12.2 Street Stall & Raffle dates booked for 4th May 2012.

13.2  Mothers Union: Diocesan AGM 17th November Wangaratta.

12.3. Carpet to be cleaned after hirer vacates for the year.

12.4. 125th Anniversary Project to re-seal the timber floor in church.

12.5. Mothers Union AGM today. Christmas break-up 29th November.

MOTION: “That the reports be received”

Moved: Rob Elliott.                         Seconded by: Heather Stammers.    Agreed

         13.      GENERAL BUSINESS:

14.1. Parish Council Christmas Dinner on 15th December. 6.30pm for 7pm. Cost $30 per head.

NEXT MEETING: Thursday 15th DECEMBER 2011 – Christmas Dinner Tamboora Gardens.

Meeting closed with prayer and grace at 9.15 pm.

Minutes confirmed…………………………………………….        Date………………………………….

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