The group has five members including the PCC treasurer and Parish Giving Officer (group chair). We seek to support the church wardens in their task of caring for the fabric of the church and the PCC treasurer in her work.
We continue to promote the Biblical approach to giving. We sent a letter of thanks to those who are part of the planned giving scheme and a letter promoting giving to all on the electoral roll. We gave a presentation based on the Anglican ‘Giving for Life’ initiative at the annual stewardship service.
The group prepared a budget for 2013 that was presented to the PCC. This covered the regular income and expenditure of the church but did not include any of the projected expenditure required for the roof repairs or the church reordering.
We reviewed our churchyard policy in the light of the Chester diocese ‘Churchyard Safety’ document and considered ways in which access for visitors and maintenance can be improved for the cremation plots. This is something we will take forward during 2013
We organised the making and sale of hand made Christmas wreaths. While demand for the wreaths was good we had fewer volunteers than previous years. For this to continue we must address the shortage of volunteers.
We support FairTrade and a stall is set up in church once per month.
Unsafe Monuments in Churchyard
We are trying to find contact details for the following deceased who are buried in All Saints churchyard. The monuments on these graves are unsafe and require attention. We have taken temporary measures to make these safe but if we are unable to contact relatives we will ask the Diocese of Chester for permission to lay these monuments flat.
Can you help us locate and contact relatives? If so please contact us.
Josephine Aimson d.1999
Olive Allington d.2000
Frederick Littler d.1982 and Ada Littler d.2002
Mary Capps d.1994 and Peter Edward Capps d.2001
Vera Goodall d.1993
Dorothy Constance Whitlow d.1991 and Herbert Whitlow d.1996
Gertrude Elaine Lucas d.1987
Mary Josephine Moon d.1985 and Joseph Edward Moon d.1985
Violet Harbourne d.1984 and Frank Harbourne d.1991
John Finch d.1970 and his wife Matilda d.1989
Jamest Hewitt d.1974 also Dora Hewitt d.1983 and son Geoffry Lawrence Hewitt d.1963
Dennis William Dunbabin d.1983 and wife Nancy Iris (Billie) d.1981
Cecil Arthur Bolton d.1981 and Bessie Bolton d.1986
Raymond Johnson d.1981
Fred Wood d.1982 and wife Mary Wood d.1991
Harry Walter d. 1935 and son Harry d.1943 and Jane d.1973
Frank William Reynolds d.1899 Lewis William Reynold d. 1907 and Edith Reynolds d.1907
Peter Rylands d.1887 and wife Caroline Wright Rylands d. 1920 and Louisa Caroline Yate (daughter) d.1920
William Houghton d.1885 and Elizabeth Houghton d.1897 and son died 1889
Louisa Houghton d.1889
Alice Maud Greenway died 1942, George Warburton d.1948, Gladys Greenway d.1986 and Philip Leslie Greenway died 1990