Wambrook Parish Church

Car Parking

I am of the opinion that the issues of car parking, have been resolved, not only because of the work carried out by volunteers who gave their time, equipment and materiel for the verges adjacent to the Church, but to the local residents, who have made limited spaces available, in the area known as the ‘Village Green’, ‘In Perpetuity’ for use by attendees at the Church. I have to collectively thank the local residents for their vision and the aforesaid volunteers for their work on the verges. It is appreciated, thank you all.


A safeguarding policy has been generated, which will shortly be adopted by the Wambrook PCC for the safety of children and vulnerable adults alike. A safeguarding officer is available within the ‘Cloverleaf Parishes’ and members of the PCC will shortly be cleared through DBS requirements or their equivalent.

Health and Safety

A health and safety audit was carried out in February 2017 by a member of the PCC and myself. The last audit was carried out in 2014 and the latest version, will shortly be available as a download from the Church website.

The Clergy

Feedback from the parishioners and the wider community, has with minor exceptions been positive. Where suggestions to services have been voiced, these have been taken on board and integrated where possible. For the record, feedback is always welcome.

Thanks are due to the Rev Georgina, who has continued to bring new thinking, enthusiasm and vision to the Church, of which we are grateful.

The Future

Once the current works have been completed, we have the opportunity of looking forward, to what other improvements can be carried out to the building, in support of wider use by the community. With available funds being squeezed nationally, this will present greater challenges, but with determined effort, the goals can be achieved.

In conclusion

If I have omitted anyone or anything, it was not my intention and I offer my unreserved apologies and thank you all retrospectively.


I am of the opinion, that his report is a fair and accurate record of the facts as interpreted by me, the Churchwarden for the Parish of Wambrook. There is no intent, implied or malicious, to misrepresent persons or events, howsoever caused, in this report.

Report end.

Graeme Pidgeon.

Churchwarden and Chairman, the Repair Steering Group.

4th April 2017.

The Churchwarden’s Annual Report to the Annual Parochial Church Council Meeting of the Blessed Church of St Mary the Virgin, Wambrook.

Tuesday 4th April 2017.

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