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Minutes of the Co-ordinating Committee Meeting held at 29 North Lane,
Buriton, on Tuesday, 22 June 2016 at 7:30 pm

Purpose of Meeting: A forum for ‘communion’ and communication between PACT churches, PACT organisations and local Christians, to facilitate events aimed at increasing opportunities for joint worship, witness and work between PACT churches.

Present: Tim Concannon, Simon Mason (Co-Convenors), Paula Hudson (Secretary), Christine Tully (Treasurer). Carolyn Barton, David Barton, Hilary Bonney, Rosemary Davies, Brian Edwards, John Studd.

1. Introduction: Tim Concannon opened the meeting with a reading from 1 Corinthians 3: 1-9, and with prayer.

2. Apologies for absence: Received from Judith Bee, John Callaghan, Max Cross, Emma Dean, Peter Hollins, Will Hughes, Helen Mason, Linda Read, David Rice, Richard Saunders.

3. Items for discussion under Item 9 (Any other business):

4. Minutes for last meeting: Minutes were agreed and signed by Simon Mason.

5. Matters arising: John Studd outlined problems with Petersfield Post Faith Comment article dates. These comprised: articles not received in time; articles not published on dates relevant to the content (eg Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations); no article published though sent in time. John asked each church to send him an article that was not time or event sensitive so he could submit one of these if an article is not received from a church on the rota in time to meet the copy date.

6. Report on events since last meeting:

7. Constitution: Simon Mason brought details of the amendments to the PACT constitution as discussed by PACT Ministers and these were agreed unanimously by the Committee - (motion proposed by Hilary Bonney and seconded by David Barton.) In response to an enquiry, Tim Concannon outlined procedure if PACT ceased. John Studd will post new constitution on PACT website. *The updated Constitution will be formally adopted by PACT membership at the AGM held in January 2017 (added by HM 8/7/16)

8. Reports

9. Any Other Business

10. Future dates and events: PACT Committee meetings 2016 Thursday 22nd September Wednesday 16th November – Venue TBA Please note amended date (was 9th) PACT Committee meetings 2017 Wednesday 11th January – Venue TBA

Other PACT events 2016

11. Closing prayer: Tim closed the meeting with a reading from the Dream of the Rood.

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