GPC Meeting Minutes – 7th June 2016

Meeting on Tuesday 7th June 2016 at 6.00pm
Present: Father Paul, Deacon Mark, Paula Brierley, Owen Lee, Paul Burnard, Pat Devenport

1.The meeting opened with a prayer read by Owen Lee.
2. Apologies for absence – Canon Michael.
3. Minutes of the last meeting (April) were approved.
4. Matters arising:
a) As a result of a meeting in May between the Pastoral Council and Richard Martin from the Portsmouth Diocese, it was felt that the “Pastoral Council” could in general remain as it is but with additional members, and with an evangelisation focus in all that they do, which would need to be quite explicit.
b) The feedback from the Called and Gifted introductory session, led by Richard Martin, was very positive with a good number of parishioners signing up for the forthcoming weekend.
Paul Burnard updated the group on World Youth Day.
Eight representatives from the parish will be attending, departing on 21st July. They will give a presentation to the parish on their return.
Correspondence and Communication:
Paula had a circular about Mary’s Meals for interested members to read.
The date of the next meeting will be Tuesday 5th July at 6.00pm and the prayers will be led by Pat Devenport.
The meeting closed at 7.45pm.