The Link – November 2020

I am pleased to let you know that the November edition of The Link for Swithland has just been published and is available to view here on our website at https://stleonardsswithland.org/thelink. If you would like a paper copy, you can pick one up in the Church porch or leave me a message on 0116 429 9946 requesting a copy and I will put one in the post to you.

I would particularly like to highlight that details of our All Souls service for 1st November and a quiz night for 14th November are detailed in the newsletter along with notice about how the Christ Church Mountsorrel Christmas Tree Festival will be going online this year.

I hope you enjoy reading The Link.

St Leonard’s Church – Annual Meeting

Congratulations to Sally Allen who was elected as Churchwarden at Tuesday evening’s Annual Meeting. Revd Colin said, “Sally has served as churchwarden for a number of years and I am delighted that she has agreed to continue in this role and has the support of Swithland parishioners.” There is still one vacancy for Churchwarden and anyone interested should, in the first instance, have a conversation with either Sallly or Colin to find out more.

On the same evening, Mrs Val Capewell and Mr Jeff Harrison were elected as members of the Parochial Church Council (PCC) to serve for three years. Mrs Mary Toone and Mrs Laura Wareing left the PCC, their terms of office coming to an end. There is one vacancy on the PCC at this time, and anyone interested in becoming a member should speak with Revd Colin.

Other appointments made on the evening include:

  • Mr Martin Greenwood, Vice Chairman
  • Mrs Penny Craven, PCC Secretary
  • Mrs Val Capewell, PCC Treasurer
  • Mrs Ali Wright, Safeguarding Officer for children
  • Mrs Chris Wattts, Safeguarding Officer for vulnerable adults

Thanks were expressed to all who had maintained the life and ministry of St Leonard’s Church throughout 2019 and into this turbulent year; and prayers were offered for the future work and ministry of the parish. Copies of the annual report are still available on this website and in the Church porch.

St Leonard’s Annual Meeting

St Leonard’s Church will be holding the deferred annual meeting on Tuesday 13th October at 7pm. Because of the current Covid-19 restrictions, this will be a virtual meeting held over zoom. At this meeting, parishioners will appoint two Churchwardens, elect two members of the Church to sit on the Deanery Synod and three members to serve on the St Leonard’s Parochial Church Council (PCC). We will also receive the annual report and answer any questions you may have about the life of our Church here in Swithland.

Nomination forms for Churchwarden and PCC membership will be available in the Church porch and completed forms should be returned to Revd Colin Resch before the start of the meeting. If you would like an informal chat about the role of Churchwarden or PCC member, please contact Revd Colin Resch on 0116 429 9946.

To join the meeting, you will need to visit https://zoom.us and enter Meeting ID: 881-8680-5812 and Passcode: 906124 when prompted. You can also join by phone by dialling 0203 481 5240 and entering the same ID and passcode when prompted.

Copies of the agenda, previous minutes and the annual report are available by clicking here.

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