Administration

Parish Centre Bookings

The Parish Centre is well used and advance booking is essential to avoid inconvenience.

Parish Centre

Contact: Selina Alton, Parish Administrator
Tel. 01332 989505
Email: administrator@stmarysparish.co.uk

For Hire Agreement & Conditions see linked pdf: Hire Agreement & Conditions

Parish Register

It is most important for the priests to have an accurate and up-to-date parish register. The clergy should be notified of changes of address or of new parishioners. Registration forms are available at the back of church and should be posted into the Presbytery letter box for attention.

Contact: Selina Alton, Parish Administrator
Tel. 01332 989505
Email: administrator@stmarysparish.co.uk

or the Presbytery
Tel. 01332 346126

Newsletter Contributions

A small rota of people produces a weekly newsletter. Items for inclusion in the newsletter should be posted into the Presbytery letter box as early as possible in the week, i.e. not later than Wednesday evening if possible.

Contact: The Presbytery
Tel. 01332 346126

Notice Boards

All posters intended for the notice boards should be handed in at the Presbytery so that the notice boards can be kept up-to-date and tidy.

Organisation

Parish Pastoral Council

The Parish Pastoral Council is responsible for overseeing the organisation and running of the parish so that it continues to survive and prosper as a Eucharistic community, in line with its Vision and Mission statements. The PPC meets three times a year. Because the active working groups are numerous they have been arranged in 'clusters' with a representative from each cluster in order to keep the PPC to a workable size.


Minutes 11.10.18
Executive Committee

Linking with the Parish Pastoral Council, this committee comprises a small group of parishioners who meet monthly with the Parish priest to help him with the day-to-day running of the parish. The Chair of the PPC is ex officio a member of this committee.

Finance

Planned Giving Programme

Parishioners are encouraged to join the planned giving scheme by using the weekly envelope system or by setting up a Bankers Standing Order.

Contact: Frank Barke

email: frankbarke@talktalk.net

'Gift Aid' Scheme

Parishioners who pay Income Tax are encouraged to make a 'Gift Aid' declaration so that the tax already paid for the weekly sum contributed in the Planned Giving. Scheme may be recovered from the Inland Revenue.

Contact: Frank Barke

email: frankbarke@talktalk.net

Security

The Parish takes security very seriously and recognises the importance of remaining vigilant at all times. The Parish has introduced a range of measures to manage the risks in accordance with its Security Policy. These are aimed at delaying, deterring and detecting a breach of security but, in the event, to respond effectively to mitigate the consequences.

The Parish remains in contact with the local police to maintain awareness of current threat levels so as to ensure that the policy and procedures remain relevant and up to date.

Parishioners are advised to make themselves familiar with the following documents:

Security Policy Statement

Procedures for handling bomb threats

Bomb threats Form

Contingency and Emergency Plans

Action on discovery of a suspicious package or activity

Run Hide Tell

Response to firearm or weapon attack

Searching Procedure

Searching Record Sheet

Safe Mail Handling Procedures

Response to Disruptive Behaviour

Contact: Bob Hadway

Email: administrator@stmarysparish.co.uk