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PETERSFIELD AREA CHURCHES TOGETHER
Annual General Meeting held at
St Peter’s Church, Petersfield,
on Wednesday, 17th January 2018, 7.30pm

Present: Helen Mason, Simon Mason, Tim Concannon (Joint Chairs) Christine Tully (Treasurer) Anna Olliffe (Secretary) John Studd, Liz Studd, Joan Thraves, Patsy Robinson, Amanda Greenlee, Will Hughes, John Arnold, Gerry Arnold, Pippa Collingwood, Regi Miesle, John Callaghan, Linda Read, Brian Edwards, Stephen Field, Terry Doubleday, Marion Voller, Janet Owen, Carolyn Barton, David Barton, Judith Bee, Richard Saunders, Lynette Carter, John Piper.

1. Introduction: (Tim Concannon) Tim read from Genesis 49 and reminded us that divisions and tribalism go back a long way, but that from our different traditions we can all feel the blessings and love of our Lord.

2. Apologies for absence: Fr. Peter Hollins (St. Laurence) Stephen Wright (Petersfield Methodist Church) Jenny Parkes (St. Mary Magdalene) Vanessa Dowse (St. Mary’s Buriton) Petersfield Counselling Service.

3. Minutes for last AGM (11 January 2017) No comments were made - see these minutes on this web site

4. Matters Arising: None

5. Convenor’s Report (Helen Mason)

6. Accounts (Christine Tully) Christine presented accounts for PACT and Holiday Club for the year ending 30 September 2017, circulated signed copies, explained items in the report and invited questions.

7. PACT Welcome leaflet (John Studd): PACT welcome leaflets are designed to inform newcomers to the area about the churches in the locality. John has 100 leaflets to give out to each church. It might be necessary at some time to coordinate the distribution of leaflets to new estates. John will distribute the leaflets in the estate agents, library and the Petersfield Museum.

Action: Please distribute leaflets in a targeted manner to newcomers to the area. John was thanked for all his hard work.

8. PACT Partnered and Linked Groups Reports. (For more detailed information please see the Linked and Partnered Groups Report for 2017)

PACT Holiday Club update (Regi Mielsle)

Action: Each attendee to go back to their own church or community and to ask for volunteers for Holiday Club.

King’s Arms Update (Jon Piper)

Christmas Day Lunch Update (Brian Edwards)

Chaplaincy Update (John Callaghan)

Town Council Update (Steve Field)

Home-Start Butser Update (Terry Doubleday)

Prayer Days Update (John Studd)

Women’s World Day of Prayer Update (Patsy Robinson)

9. Elections:

  1. PACT Convenors: Helen & Simon Mason from Life Church and Tim Concannon from St Laurence were re-elected for another year
  2. Chris Tully was re-elected as Treasurer
  3. Richard Saunders of St Mary Magdalen Sheet was elected as Vice-Chair.
  4. Anna Olliffe was elected as Secretary
  5. A vote of thanks was extended to Paula Hudson for 5 years of excellent service as Secretary.

10. Future dates and events

PACT Committee Meetings 2018 - all are at 7:30 pm on Wednesdays, venues to be confirmed

Other Events

11. Closing prayer (Simon Mason): Simon thanked God for the many different expressions of His church in Petersfield and asked His blessing on the coming year.


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