1. Welcome and Opening:

Rev. Sally Boothey opened the meeting with a prayer at 8.00 pm
2. Present:

Rev Sally Boothey, Judy James, Bev Leaf, Mary Muntz,  Merle Cobbledick, Ron Cobbledick, Wendy Watson, John Stammers, Rob Elliott, Bev Patrick, Robyn Pendlebury, Keith Schier, Lou Hamon.
3. Apologies: Carol Lugg.

4.       Confirmation of Minutes:

MOTION: “That the Minutes of the Parish Council held 17th July 2014 be confirmed as a true and correct record.”

Moved: Rob Elliott.              Seconded: Mary Muntz.                    Carried.

5.        Business Arising from previous minutes:

5.1   Strategic Plan Review. Held over to General Business.

5.2.  Mission Support. Held over to General Business.

6.       Correspondence:


6.1.    Bishop: Getting Younger People in the Church.

6.2.    Bishop: Welcoming Worship with Children.

6.3.    Bishop: Do we have room to share the Good News?

6.4.    Church Resources: Discontinuing partnership with Telstra.

6.5.    Church Life Survey.

6.6.    ACT/SU/SafeFlame/Access.

6.7.    Street Trader Registration.


6.7.   Nil.

MOTION: “That the correspondence inwards be accepted”.

Moved: Bev Leaf.                       Seconded: Merle Cobbledick.                                Carried.

7.         Rectors Report:

Written Report tabled and discussed.


 Pastoral Services:

Since our last meeting, there has been a wedding at St George’s and, in a very small and happy ceremony on a Wednesday morning, locals, Damian and Lissette became Mr and Mrs Jeffs.

Sadly, from St George’s, we have also farewelled Cees Mandersloot and Doug Grenness. Doug has been very supportive of the church and has willingly helped out in many practical ways. The amount of work and time that he gave over the years to support Judy and the church in constructing sets and preparing for the Deb Ball cannot be overestimated. Doug will be greatly missed.

The Nathalia community farewelled Mrs Kath Pridmore, a life-long local who had been at Banawah for the past two years.

Services continue at the Nursing Homes and high care facilities.


Bp John will commence a pilgrimage of prayer around the Diocese from this Advent to next Advent. He and Margaret will spend a ‘long weekend’ in each parish. It will be an opportunity for Parish Confirmations if needed, as well as a chance for people to spend time with the Bishop.

The new Dean -the Very Reverend Ken Goodger – has been installed and he and his family seem to be settling in well.

A selection conference meeting gave the opportunity to prepare for the day of interviews to be held Saturday 13 September. There are three people who are entering the selection process.

Bishop-in-Council members have toured the new extensions to St John’s Village in Wangaratta.

Under the St Columba’s banner of training for lay people, a Planning Day is being held at the Cathedral this Saturday. It’s focus is engaging worship for young people. I will be attending this day, as I may learn something applicable for our situation, but I will be VERY pleased to have some lay representation from the Parish if anyone is interested.

Clergy conference and retreat are being held at Palotti, Millgrove, from Monday to Friday 1st to 5th September 2014.


The heating system in the Rectory has been out of action for a week and a half and we have contacted Michael Luci who is sorting it out.

I have bought candles for the Parish which should see us through the year.

The new envelopes (larger) have come.

Signs for All Saints and St George’s still pending.

Preparations are underway for the Strawberry Festival and for the Fete.

As always, sincere thanks to everyone for contributing so tirelessly and cheerfully to the life of he parish and to the maintenance of the parish buildings.


MOTION: “That the Rector’s report be accepted”.

Moved: Rev Sally Boothey             Seconded: Keith Shier.                                           Carried


8.                     Financial Report:

Cheque Account                                         $    3169.12

Investment. Account                                   $  16283.52

St George’s ladies Guild                             $    1827.41

Holy Trinity Ladies Guild                            $      991.66

Holy Trinity Mother’s Union                     $      334.05

Holy Trinity Strawberry Festival                 $    1498.45

Holy Trinity Diocese Wang.                       $      243.82

Betty Daniel Scholarship Term Deposit   $    8724.43

Offertory                                                         $    6184.70

Accounts payable                                    $    2908.76

MOTION: “That the financial report be received and accounts passed for payment”

Moved: Wendy Watson.                  Seconded: Ron Cobbledick.                      Carried.


9.       GST Business:

9.1.      Catering: Doug Grenness Funeral 1st August.

9.2.     Hall Hire: Doug Grenness Funeral 1st August, Orana Day Care.

9.3.      Funerals: Cees Mandersloot 31st July, Doug Grenness 1st August, Kath Pridmore 21st August.

9.4       Fundraising: Street Stall St Georges Guild 18th July.

MOTION: “That the activities listed above be Input Taxed”.

Moved: Lou Hamon.                       Seconded: John Stammers.                       Carried.


10.       Warden’s Reports:

 St. George’s: 10.1. Fire brigade call out to Parish Centre.

10.2. Hot Water Service to be replaced.

10.3. Stove needs replacing.

10.4. Organ serviced, piano needs tuning.

10.5. Solar panels reading checked. $2,500 saving since installation.

10.6. Toner required for photocopier.


 Holy Trinity:   10.7. Grinners will no longer hire hall from September.


11.       Other Reports:

11.1 Holy Trinity Ladies Guild

Bank balance $ 991.66

Catered for 90th Birthday and Kath Pridmore funeral.

Visiting Barwo 15th September.

Blums 25th September.


11.2 Mothers’ Union.

Meeting at Wangaratta.

Talks by Sally at local meetings.


11.3. St George’s Ladies Guild.

No report.

MOTION: “That the Reports be received”

Moved: Judy James.                        Seconded: Ron Cobbledick.                                   Carried.


12.      General Business:

12.1. Strategic Plan Review.

Must keep trying to invite young people to Sunday Services.

Pet blessing to be omitted.

Back to Church on Advent Sunday with morning tea.

Follow up of bereaved families after funerals.

Pastoral Care list.

Communication back to Rector if needed for a visit.

Harvest Festival on same day as Parish AGM

Commitment Sunday 28th September.

Choral Evensong in 2015.

Discussion on changing service times. Agreed better not to change times and use relief Clergy.

Mission Sunday 26th October. John & Jenna Armstrong from Ngukurr Mission.

High Tea 19th October.

Investigate Mission Stall at Foodbowl Festival.

Meditation/Taize service monthly in evening 2015.

Living the Question Study alternate Wednesdays in 2015.



Retiring collection after John & Jenna Armstrong visit.

Parish Council to select mission projects to support at first meeting in 2015.


Next Meeting: Thursday 18th September: St George’s Numurkah. 8pm.

Meeting closed with the grace at 9.48 pm.


Minutes confirmed…………………………………………….

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