Parochial Church Council

Standing Committee and PCC meeting dates 2023-24

8.00 – 9.30pm

  • SC – Wednesday 28 June 2023
  • PCC – Wednesday 12 July 2023
  • SC – Wednesday 13 September 2023
  • PCC – Wednesday 27 September 2023
  • SC – Wednesday 8 November 2023
  • PCC – Wednesday 22 November 2023
  • SC – Wednesday 24 January 2024
  • PCC – Wednesday 7 February 2024
  • SC – Wednesday 17 April 2024
  • PCC  – Wednesday 1 May 2024
  • APCM – Wednesday 22 May 2024

PCC Roles and Subcommittees: 2023-2024

PCC Roles

Chair: Revd Dr Laura Biron-Scott
Vice-chair: Margaret Taylor
Secretary: Felicity Wallendszus
Safeguarding Officer: Dr Anne Tarassenko
Electoral Roll Officer: Joan Jones
Churches Together Representative: Joan Jones
Treasurer: Richard Stoneman

Margaret Taylor & Janet Masters

Deanery Synod Reps (appointed by APCM):
Janet Masters
Raj Patel
Yue-Yi Hwa
Tom Crook

Active PCC Subcommittees and Working Groups

To function efficiently, the PCC appoints a number of sub-committees and working groups, which report back to PCC as needed. PCC members are encouraged to serve on at least one subcommittee or working group. Subcommittee members who are not on PCC do not need to be co-opted, although the PCC may decide to co-opt members as needed (up to 3 co-opted members are permitted). Membership of subcommittees for 2021-2022 is as follows:

Standing Committee

Standing Committee meets in advance of PCC meetings to review written reports and set the agenda. It can transact business separately from PCC, subject to any directions given by PCC, and can approve financial expenditure for items under £1000.

Members: Laura Biron-Scott (Chair), Emily Hockliffe Essex, Rob Gilbert, Margaret Taylor, Janet Masters, Felicity Wallendszus, Richard Stoneman.

Parish Planning Group

This group meets to review and plan matters relating to the general running of the parish, particularly relating to worship, mission and ministry.

Members: Laura Biron-Scott, Emily Hockliffe Essex, Rob Gilbert, Margaret Taylor, Andrea Taylor, Helen Day, Felicity Wallendszus


This committee oversees the church’s commitment to being an Eco-Church, and advises the PCC on its responsibilities to fulfill the fifth mark of mission: ‘to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth’.

Members: Jan McLeod, Chris McLeod, Hilary Rollin, Karl Wallendszus, Margaret Samuel, Anthea Boylston.

Pastoral Care Group

Members: Emily Hockliffe Essex, Nell Slocock, Sue Saville, Anne Tarassenko, Helen Day, Margaret Taylor, Janet Masters

Fete Committee

This committee organizes the Christmas event and Summer fete.

Mike Hill, Lisa Hill, Margaret Taylor, Derek Taylor, Janet Foot, Howard Pearce, Linda Pearce.

Non-Active PCC Subcommittees

The following committees have not met in the past year and their membership is under review:

  • Finance subcommittee
  • Social Justice Group
  • Churchyard Committee
  • Inclusivity Working Group

Possible new committees for 2023-24

  • Churchyard vision group: to help develop a future strategy for the churchyard, including the possibility of a churchyard extension and quiet garden space.
  • Children and families: a focus group to help develop our work with children, families and young people.
  • Charitable Giving: To oversee the church’s commitment to charitable giving and develop a policy on this matter. To consider possibilities for an overseas mission partner.
  • Coach House Vision: To work with members of the Coach House Management Committee to help develop a shared vision for the building.

Welcomers 2023-4

Duty wardens in bold.

  • Richard Churchill
  • Diana Clews
  • Maureen Cooper
  • Linda Davies
  • Charlotte Drake
  • Bernie Farrar
  • Diana Harrison
  • Mike Hill
  • Joan Jones
  • Jan McLeod
  • Janet Masters
  • Nicholas Rollin
  • Rikky Rooksby
  • Margaret Samuel
  • Dave Smith
  • Roz Smith
  • Anne Tarassenko
  • Margaret Taylor
  • June Thomson
  • Jan Wheeler