Parochial Church Council

Thank you to all those who continue to support St Andrew’s Church. The PCC very much appreciate the dedicated support of volunteers who continue to make our church a place of welcome and to you for supporting church services and other activities.

Father Aran Beesley. We are delighted to announce that with effect from 17th September 2018 Father Aran Beesley is the new Rector of our parish. We wish Fr Aran and his family every happiness and look forward to supporting him in his new incumbency. 

All Age Services. Attendance at All Age Services on the 3rd Sunday of each month continues to be popular. We are keen to improve these family orientated style services: any feedback, suggestions for improvement and/or help would be welcome.

Toilet/Servery Project. The design plans for our proposed new toilet/servery in the church were rolled out in October 2018 as part of a programme of restoration and improvement. As part of the roll-out, the PCC initiated a Friend’s Group for the project. A letter has been circulated to everyone in the village at the end of October asking you to support the project and sign up to ‘express interest’. Please complete this form and return to Colin Blagrove. This will enable the PCC to initiate an invitation to tender from contractors, application for a grant from heritage lottery and a faculty application. A key feature of a successful grant application will be community involvement so we need your support!

WWI Remembrance and Rededication Service. Thank you to all those who supported the Remembrance and Rededication Service for the World War I Roll of Honour on Sunday 4th November 2018. The service, led by Rev Stewart Shaw, Padre at RAF Wittering, was meanful and moving. A particular thank you to Maggie Ashcroft who produced a display in the church of archive material and stories about those men from West Deeping who fought in World War I. If you had the chance to see the display, I’m sure you’ll agree that it was amazing! You may be interested in the article describing the event as reported in the Stamford Mercury in the folder below.

Christmas Wreath Festival. We are holding a Christmas Wreath Festival in the church on Saturday 8th December 2018 from 10:00 to 13:00. Please support the event by bringing along a wreath for display in church decorated in a theme of your choice. There will be prizes (including a children’s prize), live entertainment, raffle and refreshments. Please support this event in aid of the toilet/servery project.    

Previous minutes from PCC meetings are filed below. Earlier minutes may be viewed in the Archive Folder below or hardcopy in the church vestry records. Please contact the PCC Secretary for further information.

The PCC look forward to seeing you in church at one of our services (see Towers & Spires) or at one of our forthcoming events.