Ss Peter & Paul, Wantage:
Church Street, Wantage, OX12 8AQ
Holy Trinity, Charlton:
Charlton Village Road, Wantage
The Parochial Church Council (PCC)
Wantage Parish is a charity, and the PCC is the legally responsible governing body. Members of the PCC are Trustees, elected from the worshipping members of both churches. The PCC meets approximately every other month.
Summary of the Meeting of Wantage Parochial Church Council
held on 26 July 2023 at Wantage Parish Church
The Around Table project was initiated to prevent an un-necessary extension of the isolation so many experienced during the COVID lockdowns. It has grown beyond anyone’s expectation and is currently averaging about 100 guests, who along with finding a friendly and non-judgmental welcome, were served with a restaurant style 3-course meal. This has all happened without cost to the Parish, save for the provision of a warm space, with most food coming free from the Oxford Food Hub, donations covering any supplementary food items that are needed, and great commitment from all the volunteers, particularly James Hart and Suzanne Fairlie, whose contribution has been central to the success.
Discussions covered many aspects of Around Table, particularly its viability and sustainability, with having enough volunteers to prepare, cook and serve on a weekly basis. The current team, especially James and Suzanne who had taken on all the preparation and cooking thus far, cannot be expected to carry on without a break.
The PCC committed to continue Around Table, and to put it on a firmer long term footing, with a budget line and all donations to Around Table going into a restricted fund to be used solely for Around Table and any events that come under its umbrella. A Steering Group will be set up to oversee Around Table, and to ensure compliance and accountability.
The Connecting with the Community PAD will take on the international Parish links action.
The PAD groups are still very much a work in progress.
Annual Parochial Church Meeting
The Annual Parish Meeting (Vestry Meeting) and Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) met on Sunday 21 May. Below are links to the key documents, address and presentation given at the APCM.
The Parish of Wantage with Holy Trinity, Charlton
Church Street, Wantage OX12 8AQ
Charlton Village Rd, Wantage OX12 7HW
The Parish Office
Butler Centre, Church Street Wantage OX12 8BL