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The Church Council

The parish is the fundamental unit of the Church of England. The Ecclesiastical Parish of Farley with Pitton is part of the Clarendon Team led by the Team Rector, Nils Bersweden.

The Parish Church is All Saints, Farley.   St. Peters, Pitton is the Parish’s chapel of ease.

What is the Church Council (PCC)?

The Church Council is formally known as the Parochial Church Council (PCC) and is the governing body of the parish. PCCs are creatures of statute set up originally by statute in 1919. The PCC is a charity, although excepted from the need to register with the Charity Commission.

What does the PCC do?

The PCC is, with the incumbent and the churchwardens, responsible for

  • the spiritual and religious life of the church,
  • the parish’s finances and church property
  • advising on the appointment of Foundation Governors to Pitton Primary School
  • appointing representatives to the Clarendon Team Council

The PCC has two standing committees with some delegated responsibilities for :

How does the PCC work?

The PCC meets several times a year to:

  • discuss ways in which to strengthen the relationship between the two churches
  • arrange worship services and programmes of activities including for example Lent courses and social events, and agree our mission objectives
  • review finance and funding
  • consider issues or questions that may be referred to us by the Clarendon Team or the Alderbury Deanery
  • deal with lots of other issues large and small


Sunday worship in the Parish:
 

11.00 am St Peter’s, Pitton All Saints’, Farley
1st Sunday  Eucharist with PathFinders Morning Prayer
2nd Sunday   Worship Service Eucharist
3rd Sunday  Methodist Service Evensong
4th Sunday Eucharist Eucharist
5th Sunday We join with other churches in the Clarendon team

Details of services are posted on the churches’ notice boards and can be found at: http://www.clarendonteam.org/PathFinders is our junior church for children of all ages. PathFinders meet during the 11 am service on the 1st Sunday of the month at Pitton.

For more details contact Sara Bossom or Rosie Tossell     

Mid-week in the parish:

Everyone is invited to:

Tuesdays                  9.15am        Informal Prayers         St.Peter’s Pitton
Wednesdays            2.00pm         Julian Group, Pitton – see Calendar for details
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Age-Eucharist Services

There are bi-monthly All-Age Eucharist services at Farley led by the Rev Elizabeth and with the involvement of the Pitton and Farley PathFinders.  These are specifically to encourage families to attend and to introduce new people to a more family-centred form of worship and celebration.

Previously we have had a Christingle Service with Christmas Tea Party in the Nave and a Mothering Sunday Service with the Farley and Pitton 1st Brownie Pack. Refreshments are served after the service.

Pastoral Care
Rev Nils Bersweden has pastoral responsibility for the villages of Farley and Pitton as well as for the other churches in the Clarendon Team.Cynthia Buttimer and Jane Dunlop are Team Curates. The Licensed Lay Ministers are Gill Morgan of Farley, Debbie McIsaacof Pitton, Bill Thompson of Winterslow and Doreen White of Whiteparish.

The Lay Pastoral Assistants are friendly faces and helping hands in meeting the pastoral needs of the community. Our LPAs in Pitton and Farley are Sue Sinclair and Sara Bossom of Pitton and Gill Morgan of Farley.



Mission Giving
We make mission and priority and our churches work together to support people in need. The churches ‘tithe’ or give 10% of our gross income to these causes and hold special fundraising events are organised. In 2011, we are supporting:
  • The Bridge Projectwhich provides Christian teaching and support services to schools.
  • Mission Aviation Fellowship who provide vital air transport all over the world. MAF’s mission is to operate light aircraft in remote places where flying is not a luxury, but a real lifeline.
Matthew 23:35-45

‘For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

We also collect food and supplies for the Trussell Trust in Salisbury, and hope to offer some support to emergency appeals. Donations to the Trussell Trust Food Bank can be left at the Post Office and Village Shop, Pitton or in St. Peter’s Pitton.

From the top:

We are:

  • In the Diocese of Salisbury
  • In the Alderbury Deanery – Rural Dean is Rev. Vanda Rowe, Porton
  • In the Diocese of Salisbury
  • In the Clarendon Team – Team Rector is Nils Bersweden

The Church of England Ministry Team

  • Clarendon Team Rector – Rev. Nils Bersweden
  • Clarendon Team Priest – Elizabeth Moore-Bick
  • Curates Cynthia Buttimer and Jane Dunlop
  • Licensed Lay Ministers
  • Gill Morgan, Farley,
  • Debbie McIsaac, Pitton
  • – Doreen White, Whiteparish,
  • – Bill Thompson, Winterslow
  • Lay Pastoral Assistants – Gill Morgan, Farley and Sue Sinclair and Sara Bossom.The Methodist Church

    Rev. Susan Holden (01980 623948) of Amesbury has responsibility for the Methodist church and society in Pitton and Farley. The lay representative of the Methodist society who also serves on the Parochial Church Council is Sarah Sankey (01722 712581) of Pitton.

Who is on the PCC?

How is the PCC elected and who does it include?

  • The PCC is elected by those on the Church Electoral Roll at the Annual Parochial Church Meeting which is held each April.
  • Elected PCC members serve for a term of 3 years.

 

Standing Committees:

All Saints’ Standing Committee – Caroline Caunter (Chair), Gill Morgan, Nick and Rosie Tossell, Margaret Parsons, George Manston, Heather Tutt.

Click here for the St.Peters Standing Committee