13th April 2022
This is my second update to you all about what is happening across the Parish, and I do hope you are finding it useful.
We are moving ahead with the vacancy process. Following a productive PCC meeting with the Diocese’s Mission Enabler Team, to look at our Statement of Needs and Person Specification, a small team have been putting together the Parish Profile. I would like to thank you all for your helpful input, in completing our comment slips. These will be used within the profile. The profile will be signed off by the PCC on April 26th at our Section 11 meeting at which we will also appoint our two parish reps for the interviews. The Area Dean and I, as the Sequestrators, have put together a Leadership Team, who meet regularly. This team is made up of David Harrison, Matthew Sleap, Clare Peel and John Ray. The next step will then be to place the advert in the Church Times which we anticipate will be at the beginning of May.
Thank you to all who have made their pledge a reality and we are pleased to say that the first part of our order has been placed and we hope to take delivery of 60 chairs in late June. If you would like to donate towards a chair please contact our Parish Administrator, Clare Peel and she will provide you with the details.
Huge thank you to Anna Mansbridge our new Magazine Editor on her first bumper edition! Her and the team have worked hard to pull this together and thanks must go to all those who contributed towards it. If you would like a copy, you can either download from our website or alternatively if you would like a hard copy, please contact the Parish Office.
I would like to draw your attention to a few events we are running in May and June. We do hope you will be able to support these - 7th May – Spring Sale and 4th June – Count on Nature followed by our Jubilee Picnic.
I would like to thank the Ministry and Worship Team for the variety of services and events we have been able to offer during Lent and Holy Week.
A Vacancy is a challenging time for any Parish, and I would like to personally thank you for your continued support for me as we all pull together over the coming months. I wish you all blessings over the Easter Period and that you are able spend time with those close to you.
Terri Ferro, Churchwarden
9th March 2022
Welcome to a new parish comms which I will issue throughout the Vacancy to keep you all updated on developments, events, and general communication.
I would like to thank everyone who came and helped us during Stuart and Heather’s last weekend to show our appreciation for everything that they have done for us during their time in the Parish. I think we can all agree it was lovely to see everyone all together in the Church. A personal thanks to Clare and her team of volunteers who organised everything. I am pleased to report that they have now settled into their new home in Dorset, although still surrounded by boxes!
Last Sunday Archdeacon Paul joined us for our service and helpfully talked us through the Vacancy process and issued a Newsletter which included a framework for how the Parish will operate during the Vacancy, as well as a timeline for the recruitment of a new incumbent. We now have an updated copy, with all the correct dates, which you will find attached to this email. If anyone has any questions regarding the process, please let me know.
You may have heard by now that the Chancellor has given his approval of our faculty to permanently remove the pews in St Peter’s Church and replace them with chairs. The Chancellor’s judgement is available for you all to see. Please contact our Parish Administrator, Clare, if you wish to see a copy. The Chancellor has been thorough in his response, specifically emphasising that we continue in Frimley Parish with our mission work supporting the local community and those most vulnerable. We understand that for some of you this will be disappointing news, however, we are one Church Family, and we are all there to support and pray for each other.
The Chancellor has approved our preferred choice of chair design and colour and we will now move forward in ordering the new chairs. If you have previously pledged a chair or would now like to buy a chair, please kindly contact our Parish Administrator Clare and she will provide you with the details.
The Chancellor was specific in his statement about how we should dispose of the existing pews. We have already received expressions of interest for the pews. If you are considering rehoming a pew, please speak to me.
Churchwarden, Parish of Frimley