Reporting back from the PCC Meeting on 20th July

St John's LogoFrom Antony Spencer and The Church Wardens

On 1st July we wrote to the church seeking  to explain the process of appointing a new vicar.  As part of the process we shared the steps that the PCC were to take in preparation for this process.  An extract of the letter is shown below. (you can download the complete letter here)

Though the formal process has not yet commenced, the PCC decided some time ago that we should make all the necessary preparations within our control so that we are able to move speedily once the Section 11 meeting is convened.  Accordingly, at the next PCC meeting on July 20th, the PCC will select;

  • Two lay members of the PCC to act as Parish Representatives.
  • A number of others from within the PCC to come alongside the Representatives to support them in their task and also to take a leading role in the preparation of the Parish Profile. (The Parish Profile is the document that will describe the setting, circumstances and aspiration of the church and will be prepared having regard to the survey responses submitted by individuals and groups).

The Parish Representatives and their support group will be six people in total and, acting as a sub group to the PCC, will be known as the New Appointment Group or N.A.G.   Once selected, this group will begin working immediately with the aim that the Parish Profile can be agreed by the whole PCC early in the autumn and, all being well, in time for the Section 11 meeting which will trigger the formal recruitment process.  Thereafter, the Parish Representatives will represent the PCC in the recruitment process supported by the other members of the N.A.G.

Following the PCC meeting on Tuesday 20th July we are now able to announce the names of the PCC members who were selected to serve on the New Appointment Group

Parish Representatives:

Geoff Heyes Parish RepresentativeGeoff Heyes –  Geoff Heyes is Vice Chair of the PCC  and also serves on the Welcome Team and runs the Freedom course with Antony. He works at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital as a Medical Physicist in the radiotherapy department. He attends the 9.15 am service.



Janet Ryland Parish RepresentativeJanet Ryland – “My current Church responsibilities include being one of the Deputy Wardens and a Welcome Team Leader. I am Chair of the PCC Human Resources Group and a member of the Living Stones Vocations Team. I usually attend the 9.15 am service.”



Other members of the New Appointment Group

Jeremy Thompson NAGJeremy Thompson – Jeremy Thompson works for Restore supporting refugees in Birmingham.  He is married to Jo, and has two primary school aged children.  He is involved in the Christmas Tour, Welcome Team and a Home group.  He attends the 9.15 am service.



Lis Whybrow NAG

Lis Whybrow – “I have been at St Johns since the 1980s, including five years at B1 church.   I am married to Rob and we have three children. I work as a solicitor with the elderly and vulnerable.  I usually attend the 6.30 pm (or 11am) services.



Church Wardens

Debby Bridge Church WardenDebby Bridge – “I am a Church Warden, and serve on the Freedom Course and church flowers teams.  I lead a Home Group with John and we have two married children. I work part time as an NHS Dentist.  I attend all three services according to my Warden duties.”



 Brennan Horne       Brennan Horne – details awaited




The New Appointment Group has now met for the first time and begun the work of preparing the Parish Profile as the process of appointing a new vicar commences.  Please pray for Debby, Brennan, Janet, Geoff, Lis and Jeremy as they meet in the weeks ahead.






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