2016 Swansea St Nicholas on the Hill and St Jude
A family, rooted in Christ, committed to transforming lives by:
A family, rooted in Christ, committed to transforming lives by:
Gathering as Godâ€™s people, Growing more like Jesus, Going as outGodâ€™s in the people, power of the Gathering Spirit. Growing more like Jesus, Going out in the power of the Spirit.
This year I have found it more difficult to separate Gathering, Growing, and Going as church and community have come closer together in my activity, in my thinking, and I hope in deepening friendship. We know we are not intended to be a holy club that meets for an hour and a half a week in a poorly heated building. Our understanding is that everyone is welcome to come into the church but also that the life of the church is not contained within the services. It is in us as we live each day with Christ-centered attention to the needs of those in the place God has put us – ‘on the Hill’. This report tries to celebrate every sign of God working among us and where we are joining in with it. It tries to express gratefulness for all the support given, contributions made, and encouragement of one another and I hope will be read with appreciation of that. Also in our thinking has to be the future and our long term sustainability. I pray that in the year ahead we will, by God’s grace, continue to work together to support, strengthen and develop what is for the good of all.
Vicar Alison Gathering, Growing and Going moments in 2016 Bishop John came for a Confirmation service during July. At this service Phil Jones was baptized and confirmed, with Peter Francis, a candidate from St Barnabas who was confirmed. Suzanne Jones received her licence as Worship Leader and a certificate to note her time leading the choir in St Judes. Andrew Buller received a certificate from Bishop John for 50 years in the choir, 25 as choirmaster, and James and Tony received Eucharistic Assistant licences. We mention James Nedin whose A-Level success meant he left us in the Autumn for Keele University to study Neuroscience. We miss him
3|P ag e as faithful Altar Server, Eucharistic Assistant and PCC member as well as from the readings rota and working parties.
“Here’s another way to put it: We’re here to be light, bringing out the Godcolours in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on the hill.” Adapted from Matthew 5.1416 (The Message paraphrase translation)
We mention Margaret Jones, Lay Reader Emeritus, who after years of faithful service has stepped back from leading services and as a PCC member. We did get her to preach at the Ministry Area Evensong held in St Nicholas in May and she remains a faithful member of the Wednesday morning congregation. We were delighted that among other key birthdays Kath Llewellyn and Hannah Buller both celebrated their 90th birthdays, and Betty Evans her 93rd. In this last year Sheila Stevens and Dorothy Hayward have both become regular Home Communicants and others are visited as they are unable to get to church. Sadly we report the deaths of Maud Norwood and Lil Trick during this last year and note their contribution to the church here in times past. Our condolences go as well to Shirley Johns and Geraldine Hayley and all who have been bereaved in the last year.
Service times Sunday 10.30 am Holy Communion Wednesday 10 am Holy Communion
Electoral Roll The electoral roll was revised in 2016 having been remade in 2015. There are currently 41 names and 30 regular worshippers..
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Attendance figures The average attendance on a Sunday morning in 2016 was 26 compared with 25 in 2015. This excludes two services where we had large family gatherings for a Christening, our Confirmation service and Midnight Mass. On Easter Sunday there were 36 communicants. The average attendance on a Wednesday morning was 7 compared with 8 in 2015. Attendance information for special services 2016 Service Attendance Notes Ash Wednesday evening 10 St Davidâ€™s Day 19 Informal worship service Maundy Thursday evening 9 Healing Eucharist Hot Cross Bun service 34 13 under 16, new service Ministry Area Evensong 50 A Not-the-Lent Group service St Judes Patronal 20 Morning Eucharist St Nicholas Patronal 16 Evening Eucharist Confirmation service 44 2 under 16 Ecumenical Harvest Evensong 25 Terrace Road Presbyterians A service to Remember 33 Inviting the recently bereaved Townhill Community Carols 150+ 50+ under 16, new service Lantern parade/Christingle 150+ 60+ under 16, new service Midnight Mass 56 42 communicants, 1 under 16 Christmas Day morning 11 New informal family service
Communion for all. From Advent 2016 Church in Wales Eucharistic practice changed to say that all the baptized as full members of the body of Christ are able to receive Holy Communion. This was adopted by the parish. All five regular under 16 attenders now receive communion, parental consent having been obtained.
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Community at Christmas
In 2016 it was a delight to welcome a number of local community groups to St Nicholas for a â€œCommunity Carolsâ€? service. We heard the favourite carol of The Right Worshipful the Lord Mayor of the City & County of Swansea Councillor David Hopkins and welcomed him and the Lady Mayoress Councillor Beverley Hopkins along with other local community guests. Special items were sung by Townhill School Choir, Voices on the Hill Community Choir, Philharmonics Singing Group and our Church choir. It was a joyful occasion which many have commented on.
Hi Alison, Hope you had a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year to you. Thank you for the email about the community carol service. I agree it did have a really lovely feel to it. We would be really interested in taking part again next year if you decide to make it an annual event. Regards
6|P ag e Also new for 2016, we worked with the Phoenix (Hill Community Development Trust) and their Lone Parent Group to combine a Lantern Parade with a Christingle service in the church, and refreshments following in the church hall.
Oranges supplied by the Lone Parent group
Lots of familes came
Parochial Church Council The Parochial Church Council met ten times in 2016. A big thank you goes to everyone for all the contributions made through the year and especially
The church was candlelit...beautiful!
Richard and James carried lanterns
The principal function of the PCC is "promoting in the parish the whole mission of the Church, pastoral, evangelistic, social and ecumenical."
7|P ag e to Richard as Vicar’s Warden and Treasurer, Sharon as People’s Warden, and Jan as PCC Secretary . A well as the regular items of Fabric and Finance, Teaching and Learning, Worship and Spirituality, Church and Community, and Housekeeping we have discussed a wide range of other issues this year. These include Safeguarding, noticeboards, the final clearing of St Judes, Climate Change, Communion before Confirmation, and the future prospects of the church within the Ministry Area. Our ‘vision’ morning was held on 23rd April to talk about what might be our parish vision. We decided we would continue to join in with where God is working and ‘shine as lights in the world to the glory of God the Father’ which is our calling in baptism. Margaret reminded us we were there ‘on the hill’ to love God and to love our neighbour as ourselves. A priority list was suggested that we would work in the Ministry Area, then engage with Children’s work and Community with these as more of a priority than environment issues. We agreed we would put on a lunch for the Seniors’ group. It was a helpful meeting to give focus for prayer and for a priority of tasks. Later in the year we used the Diocesan Folder of material such as
“Planning for Growth” and “Building for Mission” to prompt discussion about the church at coffee time after the Sunday service. One ‘Starter for 10’ question was looked at each week. From this came several ideas and useful comments on new ways of working. The PCC continue to address these through their meetings.
Safeguarding training is planned for early in 2017.
Wardens Report 2016 was our first full year with our new vicar. As I said in last year’s report, Alison said from the beginning that she functions better as part of a team. She is more than willing to take on any administrative tasks as well as mucking in when we have held small working parties to carry out minor repairs. Great links have been made with the schools and we have joined others in the year in celebrating various services with other organisations and groups in the community. This needs to be
8|P ag e built upon, as the contact with the community is extremely important. We are at the end of the day supposed to serve the people of Townhill, Mayhill and Mount Pleasant. When we try a new idea it is encouraging to see the effect it can have. For those of you who joined our service at Christmas when the children sang a variety of carols and songs, the church was alive. Good contacts and hopefully lifelong friendships were built up in the Lent group, which saw evensong services spreading over the local area. We have moved to a new Ministry Area, a slow process in these being established but a new opportunity to build even more links going forward. The plaque under the icon has been updated to record the sad death of Maud Norwood, a lifelong supporter of the church together with her late husband Dennis. We also lost Lil Trick in 2016, another St Nicholas stalwart. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who have lost loved ones in the year. Betty Evans, Margaret Jones and Lynfa Moore arenâ€™t able to join us on Sundays anymore but they too are in our thoughts and prayers. I remarked last year about how the atmosphere at church was better and it is my sincere wish to see that continue. We have seen one or two
new faces as we progressed through the year. The warm welcome we give is important, something I learned and appreciated from my first visit to the church and my meeting with my friend, the late John Williams. The working groups take care of minor repairs, other major works being carried out by professionals to ensure the church or hall does not fall into disrepair. We are being asked by the church in general to take a serious look at our place in the community, our presence in the parish, and our buildings along with other factors. We are also members of a new Ministry Area. Letâ€™s look ahead with an open mind and a willingness to really trust God for what the future holds. With the support of the vicar, Andrew, Jan and Dave, Tony, Suzanne and you all I donâ€™t have a particularly difficult task as Warden or Treasurer anymore because the team is in place. We all work better as a team and so long as we remain united there is no end to what can be achieved. Richard Nedin
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Treasurer’s Report I reported last year that the finances were being sorted and we were making a fresh start to some extent. Indeed for the second year in a row we have met our full obligation towards the Parish Share, our most important expense. Our weekly offerings are growing, up from £10,585 to £13,562. Our total income last year was just under £22,000 – up to nearly £23,500 this year. The hall is being used well and income more than covers the current outgoings. There is scope for even further income as not all of the week is currently made use of. I am confident that we can meet our parish share again for 2017. After our parish share contribution our next main expense will be repairs. Those reserves can disappear in an instance – so we need to ensure that any work we undertake is necessary and not simply cosmetic. The Church in Wales is conducting a buildings audit and the state of all buildings will be examined when determining those churches that are to remain open. We have been given a list of necessary jobs that are required - we cannot let the building fall into a state of disrepair. Our work group has kept costs down quite considerably and my thanks to the team for their time and hard work in
both the hall and church, not forgetting the grounds. Do not forget that we also have to pay for electric, insurance, organist and water rates on all three buildings. Donations still come in for which we are grateful. The continued success of the fetes is still an important source of revenue. The contact we have with parishioners especially in the summer fete gives us a good opportunity for mission. We will not have all the ideas. Anyone can suggest a gathering. All I ask is that if something is arranged everyone make an effort to support it. Can I express my grateful thanks to Tony Henley, who has sorted out the banking each week for me, as well as recording the weekly income details and envelopes? You have made my task a great deal easier. We are yet unsure how the future looks for paying towards an incumbent, the amount of which will be determined when the Ministry Area is finally set up and we have the opportunity to explore new ways of generating income as part of the buildings audit and if we need to have two buildings. If we want our own vicar we are going to have to find a way of ensuring we have the resources to pay for one. Richard Nedin
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Worship Leader Report
I have always enjoyed the challenge of creating worship, and am very aware of the responsibility it brings. Currently I am working towards a service for Good Friday afternoon. May I take this opportunity to thank everyone for their kind words and support which means a great deal.
In July 2016, after several months of training with Vicar Alison, I was privileged to be Licensed by Bishop John as a Worship Leader.
During my training period, I was able to create and lead an Easter Vigil, a St David's Day Evening Service, and a Harvest Evening Service, which was attended by about 30 people, many from Terrace Road Presbyterian Church.
God of Mission, who alone brings growth to your Church, Send your Holy Spirit to give Vision to our planning Wisdom to our actions, And power to our witness. Help our church to grow in numbers In spiritual commitment to you, And in service to our local community, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
Since July, it has been a pleasure to start services on several Sunday mornings, when Vicar Alison has been celebrating in St Peter's, Cockett. As well as this, I am now part of the Prayer Rota with Richard and Vicar Alison.
Our parish prayerâ€Ś
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Altar Flower Guild The Altar Guild is available for anyone to make a contribution, whether it is for a specific date or just to help with the cost of flowers. Shrove Tuesday the church was stripped of all flowers ready for the season of Lent, but we had a splash of colour as a small display was put in place for Mothering Sunday with posies being distributed to everyone in church. Easter arrived & once again the church was filled with colour, along with our Easter garden many thanks to Carole & David.
Christmas, and the church was decorated with flowers & foliage again providing colour throughout Epiphany until once again we reached Lent. Over the last few years we have had fewer donations, though each are very much appreciated as without them there would be no flowers in the church and no fund for special occasions. If anyone would like to make a contribution they are more than welcome to do so. Thank you to everyone who has contributed towards the flowers throughout this year, they are greatly appreciated.
Harvest was next with the church being decorated with flowers & foliage along with tinned & dried goods most of which were donated. These were later forwarded on to a local food bank who greatly appreciated the donations. Advent arrived all too soon with the preparation of the Advent Wreath, the Christmas tree & the Crib.
My thanks also to everyone who has helped in any way during the last 12 months. Janet Shaw.
13 | P a g e A special thank you goes to Jan and Dave for all the work they contribute to the church and grounds. Jan does all the flowers in the church and much more besides. If anyone felt able to give her a hand (or a week off!) please let her know.
Sanctuary Lamp The Blessed Sanctuary Lamp is situated in the Lady Chapel above the Aumbry. A candle is lit 2 days a week in memory of loved ones or to commemorate a special occasion. This is supported by church members and also people from outside the parish. If anyone would like to donate and have a candle lit please contact me. Janet Shaw
Garden of Remembrance The Garden is carefully tended on a regular basis throughout the year. Flower holders have been provided for everyone to use in the garden. There is a continuing problem with flowers (including artificial) and pots being left and sunk into the grass which is not permitted by the Church
in Wales and therefore they have to be removed. A new notice has been erected giving the conditions for use and also stating memorials are not allowed. Donations towards plants & bulbs are always welcome and appreciated. Janet Shaw
This is a beautiful peaceful space for people to come and remember those whose ashes are in the garden. We want it to be here for generations to come and kept in this way, available to this community and for it to be treated with respect. If anyone would like to place flowers in the garden, please use the holders provided and do not leave them on the grass or in their own containers. Please see the notice in the grounds. There is a fee set each year by the Church in Wales for bereaved families who ask for ashes to be buried. We also add the names in our Memorial Book in the Church, and there is a place to light a
14 | P a g e candle. For more information please ask Jan or Vicar Alison.
Land which is the responsibility of the Parish Council consists of the area around the Church and Hall. The ground is maintained on a regular basis during the summer months. This year we have removed a few more old holly trees which had become overgrown. We paid for the main hedge to be cut and several working parties tackled other shrub tidying. To assist in the maintenance of the grounds several pieces of new equipment have been purchased.
To reduce work in the future, there is an ongoing appeal to raise money to erect a wall around the boundary of
the church, starting with the Powys Avenue side, which is the shortest. Funds permitting, this could continue down to the vicarage along Dyfed Avenue. The fund is increasing slowly for this project. (To be reviewed in 2017).
All the Churches in the Swansea Central Ministry Area were required to have our Quinquennial Inspection reassessed again this year presumably so that the condition of the Churches in the Ministry Area can be considered by the Area committee once formed.. This report highlights work that needs to be done in the near future and other work that can be programmed to be done over a
15 | P a g e longer period ,when funds are available. In the meantime a team of volunteers have during the summer months ,either in the evenings or on the occasional Saturday carried out some of the works identified and other routine works such as cleaning the Church and Church Hall , Cutting the Hedge grass and trees, weeding the path , and minor repairs to the fabric of the Church and hall.
interesting in helping please let the Church warden know.
Our thanks must be recorded to all those who have helped out in any way in these tasks.
This year we are also grateful for some help from Community Volunteers. We added anti-climb paint to help keep the local youngsters safe.
But particular thanks must be given to David and Janet Shaw who have undertaken numerous jobs throughout the year to keep the hall functioning and Richard Nedin and the Vicar for arranging with numerous contractors to do various works which the volunteers could not do .
In the Year ahead we hope to maintain this ethos of doing whatever we can and if you are
We may only be a small choir but have maintained our role in leading
16 | P a g e the singing at the services during the past year. With the demise of ‘Choralines’ a few years ago we have lost the opportunity of joining other Swansea Choristers on a regular basis. However we were invited during the year to join with the Choirs of Killay and All Saints, Oystermouth to sing at the requiem mass following the sad death of the Rev G H Thomas who was as a youngster a member of St Judes and later the Vicar of St Nicholas on the Hill and we are grateful to Canon Keith Evans for this opportunity.
During the Confirmation Service in July both Suzanne Jones and myself were surprised with the presentation by the Bishop of Swansea and Brecon of Certificates in recognition of our contribution to the church ministry of music , Suzanne having been involved for many years as chorister and choir leader in St Judes and myself for having been a chorister for 50 years
and choir leader following on after my father’s death. We must again thank Mary Colebrook our organist for her work over the last year and also to Philip Jones who played on those occasions that Mary was unavailable.
[Andrew also received a certificate of merit for services to church music from Archbishop Barry after sung evensong in Llandaff Cathedral in January 2017. A line of supporters went from the parish.]
Magazine The church magazine has been faithfully produced each month during the year by Mary Colebrook who is very patient with the Vicar about her contributions. We have
17 | P a g e talked about the magazine several times in PCC thinking about the place it has in the community. The format is undergoing a period of experiment to be reviewed in 2017. We are grateful to those who advertise in the magazine as this reduces costs. The magazine helps keep members up to date with what is happening in our parish. Vicar Alison
Community Engagement Fundraising
The Summer and Christmas Fairs provide good opportunities to work together in a visible way and to help us welcome people to the church hall. In 2016 a significant and useful contribution for church funds was raised as well. Play Scheme
Cheeky Monkeys Open Access Play Scheme continued to run as a joint project between Communities First, Swansea Play Team and local volunteers at St Nicholas Hall until the February half term in 2017. Volunteers received Community Awards, during the year. The scheme could not then be maintained. A new collaboration with the Phoenix (Hill Community Development Trust) for an After School/Holiday Club is beginning. Schools Work Class visits from Townhill Primary and SeaView Schools continue for Easter and Christmas Experience.
Townhill School brought their Christmas Concert to the church which was packed with parents and children on two occasions. Townhill School also welcome Vicar Alison in other ways. A weekly â€œOpen the Bookâ€? style assembly is held. As
18 | P a g e a Community Governor, she was interviewed by the ICT club for the school website and supported the successful application for the Naace (National Association for Advisors for Computers in Education) ICT mark. She also got to be a Cupcake tester in the “Bake-off”!
Year 6 students are offered the gift from the church of the Scripture Union Resource “It’s your Move” and talk about the move to secondary education through Godly Play style ‘Deep Talk’ code stories. In 2016 we began to work with the Presbyterian Chapel in Terrace Road to take Open the Book as an occasional assembly in Terrace Road School. We also shared Harvest services with them. Community Choir
’Voices on the Hill’ is a singing group meeting at the Phoenix Centre. Through 2016 a committee formed so the group could become independent of Communities First. A Christmas event was held in St Nicholas Hall.
Early in 2017 an opportunity came to sing in Castle Gardens. We gathered to rehearse in St Mary’s Swansea before the event.
19 | P a g e A line dancing group run by Ann Phillipart meets each week in St Nicholas Hall at 7pm on Thursday evenings.
Mount Pleasant Senior Citizensâ€™ Association
This friendly group is well supported and supportive, offering friendship, entertainment, a savings bank and a raffle each Thursday afternoon as well as lots of outings and holidays.
During the year the church laid on a wonderful lunch for the Seniors to express how much they are appreciated. In the summer Vicar Alison enjoyed a day out to Tenby with them and joined them for Christmas celebrations, this year in Southgate.
The hall is well used by several groups - a disco dancing group, War Games group, and Security Training company as well as for hire for various celebrations and charity events. There are plans in 2017 to introduce an Adult Craft Club and to hold informal services at festival times. We value it as a resource which brings church and community into contact and for which we are very grateful.
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Topic House friendship
Grateful thanks go to all the committee, and especially June and John Davies, Barbara Heath and Mary Batcup.
We are a group of singers who meet on Sunday evenings under the musical direction of Phil Jones and formed from the St Jude’s Pantomime Society. We perform for care homes. We are hoping next year to resume other public performances and raise funds for Swansea St Nicholas on the Hill and St Jude, and possibly other charities. To do this we would really like to increase our membership. Enthusiasm is more important than singing ability, so please come along and join us. Tony Henley
A memorial service is held each November in Topic House to remember those who died in the three day bombing of Swansea. It is a privilege to stand in silence with this community and to pray, and also this year to enjoy a wonderful Christmas meal with them.
Lent and Advent Groups
Every Monday evening in Lent 2016 we looked at the Diocesan Study Group Resource called “Making Missional Communities”. Week 1: A
21 | P a g e Vibrant Church, Week 2: Organised for Mission, Week 3: Growing as Disciples, Week 4: The Heart of Community, Week 5: So, What can we Give? This group had members from other parishes and continued to meet after Lent becoming the “Not the Lent” group. We met regularly to pray, to put together a contact database and to arrange a “Come and Sing” Ministry Evensong as a first way of drawing people together to meet in different churches in the Ministry Area. During Advent another group with some members from other parishes in the Ministry Area looked at the resource "Walking backwards to Christmas" by Stephen Cottrell. We enjoyed this book so much we are going to have a follow up of “The Nail” by the same author for Lent 2017.
In the past year we became members of a new Afon Tawe Deanery which met for the first time in June at Llansamlet Church. At the first meeting all the necessary officers and representatives for the new Deanery were established , then Mr Peter Doyle the Diocesan Safeguarding Officer gave us a brief introduction and the meeting closed with the service of Compline. The second meeting of the deanery was held at St Peters Cockett, where the speaker was Mrs Julia Pye whose topic was how we could accommodate deaf people in Church. The talk included basic requirements of a sound system /hearing loop, and she introduced us all to her skill which she lectures in, the use of sign language. This included teaching us all a chorus which we later signed during the closing service. This was signed by Julia and led by her husband Rev Alex Pye. Andrew Buller
Ministry Areas During the past year there have been developments with regard to our Ministry Area. When the Ministry areas were set up we were assigned to the Swansea Central Ministry Area. This area for various reasons was very slow to formally meet and establish.
22 | P a g e To that end Rev Alison and the ”Not the Lent group” which met at St Nicholas Vicarage and which contained people from several parishes, took it upon themselves to organise monthly evensongs in various churches throughout the area giving people the opportunity to meet and get used to working together. Services were held in St Gabriel’s, St Barnabas, St Thomas, Christchurch and St Nicholas and St Judes and were in the main well attended and well received. Once Rev Ian Rees was installed as Vicar of St Marys a formal meeting was held to form a Ministry Area Committee which Rev Alison , Richard Nedin and myself attended where things like a Ministry Area contacts list, and a formal service to Inaugurate the Ministry Area and the future of these communal Evensongs was considered.
Area, then just before the Inauguration Service in St Marys in December we were informed that we were no longer a member of the Swansea Central Ministry Area but were now to join Cockett, Caerithin, Cwmbwrla, Manselton and Treboeth in the Penderi Ministry Area under the leadership of Canon Padraig Gallagher. We were also informed that they hold joint Ministry area services where there is a fifth Sunday in the month and the pending one in January would be in our church. This Ministry Area is already inaugurated and it will be interesting joining and working with them, renewing contacts with some and making new contacts with others. Andrew Buller
Diocesan Conference Go out and engage with communities, conference urged
After the meeting things changed, firstly the matter of which Ministry Area the area of Llansamlet was to be in was resolved with it joining with the parish of Glantawe to form a new Eastside of Swansea Ministry
Diocesan Conference heard three reports in 2016, one from Church in Wales Primary School staff, one from the Cinnamon Network, and one
23 | P a g e from Faith in Families, the work of the Diocesan Board of Social Responsibility. All the reports encouraged churches to engage with the local community around them and help where possible to meet their needs. The 2015 Membership and Finance report which was noted by Governing Body ‘with great sadness’ was distributed at the meeting. Diocesan Conference in 2017 will take place either on 7th or 14th October, the date to be confirmed. Vicar Alison
Facebook page and Website The Facebook page "Swansea St Nicholas on the Hill and St Jude Church” has proved a popular way for local community to find out about events and to contact the Vicar. is being followed by about 150 people and gives snippets of news or advertising about what is happening. Development of the parish website was not considered a priority by the PCC so this awaits future consideration.
PCC members Dorothy Brownette Andrew Buller (Choirmaster). Sylvia Foulston Tony Henley (Asst. Treasurer) Margaret Jones (Reader Emeritus) Suzanne Jones (Safeguarding) Mary Jane Jones Richard Nedin (Vicar’s Warden /Treasurer)
Sharon Nedin (People’s Warden) James Nedin Lucy Norman
David Shaw Jan Shaw (Secretary)
The contact number for Richard and Sharon is 01792 588414
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Annual Vestry Meeting Notice is hereby given that the Annual Vestry Meeting for the Parish of Swansea St Nicholas on the Hill and St Jude will be held on Sunday 17th April after the morning service (at approximately 11.45am). Please bring your copy of this report with you. Agenda 1. Prayers 2. Apologies 3. Vicar’s Welcome 4. To receive the minutes of the last Annual Vestry Meeting 5. Matters Arising 6. Annual Report for the previous year from the PCC 7. Ministry Area update 8. Vision of the parish 9. any other business of which notice has been given 10. nomination of officers appointment of PCC announcement of Vicar's Warden election of People's Warden election of Sidespersons PCC appointment of Secretary and Treasurer. 11. To elect a representative to the Diocesan Conference and supplemental members. 12. To appoint two representatives to the Deanery Conference and two supplemental members. 13. To appoint an Independent Examiner of the Accounts.