Thank you to retiring members of the Parochial Church Council and Wardens’ team!
Jayne Weaver, newly re-elected as Churchwarden at the Annual Parish Meeting on 8th May writes:
Alastair Cragg has come to the end of his six-year term as Churchwarden. When Alastair took on the role little did he know that he would be called on to steer the St Luke’s church family through the interregnum and the restrictions to church services brought about by Covid-19. He has led the Wardens’ team through these many challenges with professionalism and sensitivity. We are delighted that Alastair will continue to lead the lighting project.
Stephen Haigh has been a very valuable asset in the Wardens’ team, as an Assistant Warden, supporting the Sunday services and special celebrations. Stephen is leaving the Wardens’ team to concentrate his time on playing the organ and singing in church, so we are not losing access to his many abilities.
William Hall, our trusty Treasurer, is stepping aside after 14 years in the role. We would like to thank William for managing the church finances through the challenging times of two major appeals, the sale of the vicarage and the pandemic. He has ensured that St Luke’s is in good financial shape and is handing the role over to Trevor Jenkins.
John Oram has served on the Church Council since 2013 and has offered many words of wisdom to the meetings with his calm and considered approach. We are fortunate that John will continue as Sidesman at the 9am Sunday services.
Paula Lavin, our Safeguarding Officer, will be moving in the summer and so has stepped down from her role and from the Church Council. Paula was instrumental in organising Safeguarding training for all those who required it and for bringing our Safeguarding records up-to-date.
We are very grateful to you all for giving your talents and your time to St Luke’s. Your contributions are greatly appreciated.