GEC Meeting Minutes – 08th November 2016

Meeting on Tuesday 8th November 2016

Present: Father Paul, Father Michal, Deacon Mark, Paula Brierley, Owen Lee, Paul Burnard, Lucy Despres, Pat Devenport.

1. The meeting opened with a prayer led by Pat Devenport.

2. Apologies for absence – Canon Michael.

3. The Minutes of the October meeting were approved.

4. Matters arising

a) To date, no further members have been recruited to join the Council.

b) Support for the youth of the parish is ongoing and new stategies are being investigated.

c) The possibility of having visiting priests hear confessions, enabling parishioners to avail themselves of extra confession times, is being looked into.

d) Assistance from the Diocese for young people travelling off island to join like groups would not be possible.

e) Information regarding assistance from parishioners in helping people from Alderney and Sark when they are in hospital in Guernsey, will be posted in The Link at a later date.

f) The Parish Evangelisation Council will have a stall in St Peter Port on Dec. 8th for the late night shopping. They will be selling religious cards, cribs and candles and possibly cakes. The Filipino choir will be singing during the evening for which the Council is very grateful. Any proceeds from the evening will go to The Alzheimers Society at Delancey but the purpose of the evening is for the Church to have a presence in town. Further information will be posted in The Link.


  • Deacon Mark requested a portable heater be placed in the meeting room during the winter months.
  • Paula Brierley said that a “get together” would be held at Notre Dame Church following the 5.30pm mass on 17th Dec.

Paul Burnard offered his apologies as he will not be able to attend the December meeting.

The date of the next meeting will be Tuesday 6th December at 6.00pm and prayers will be led by Lucy Despres.
The meeting closed at 7.30pm.

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