The purpose of the Parish Council is to enable the laity and clergy of the parish to share responsibility for the whole parish life and its relationship with the wider community by:
Discerning the gifts and needs of the parish and community;
co-ordinating the activities of parish groups and organisations;
endeavouring to involve the whole of the parish in the work of the church in response to present and future needs;
being a means of fostering a sense of community in the parish; to provide an open forum for discussion of parish concerns
and finally being a means of communication between the parish and local church and secular bodies.
The members of the Parish Council are the parish priest, a mixture of “foundation” and elected members plus Health and Safety and Safeguarding representatives . The Parish Council has four standing committees reporting into it, Finance , Maintenance, Liturgy and Social (including fundraising) whose chairs are also members of the Council. Further steering or “task and finish” groups are set up as required by the Parish Council (e.g. St Godric’s Church Development group) to deliver specific projects delegated to them.
Minutes from Parish Council Meetings
You can view the minutes from the most recent Parish Council Meeting below