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Should you need to speak to someone please contact the following members of the PCC who will be happy to help (or will find the right person to help).


Rev'd Rachma Abbott (Chair) 01793 731134

Jan Hargrave                        01249 890726


The Bishop's Office can be reached using the following email


Parochial Church Council of Clyffe Pypard

Report for the year ended 31 December 2018


We are pleased to present the Annual Report and Financial Statement for the parish of St Peter’s, Clyffe Pypard for the financial year ended 31st December 2018. It has been produced in accordance with the Charities Act 2011 and PCC accountability, The Charities Act 2011 and the PCC (5th edition), guidance on accounts, reports and scrutiny, including the Church Accounting Regulations 2006 prescribed by the Business Committee of the General Synod.

Aim and Purpose.

         The Parochial Church Council (the PCC) has the responsibility of cooperating with the incumbent the Reverend Rachma Abbot, in promoting in the ecclesiastical parish the whole mission of the Church, pastoral, evangelistic, social and ecumenical. The PCC is also responsible for the maintenance of the Church of St Peter’s, Clyffe Pypard, a Grade I listed building. The parish is part of a benefice, whose other parishes, Broad Town, Hilmarton and Tockenham, are also the responsibility of the minister.

          On 6 January 2019 the minister was additionally licensed to be the priest in charge of the neighbouring benefice and parish of Lyneham with Bradenstoke.


       Objectives and Activities

In addition to our pastoral, evangelical, social and ecumenical remit, we continue to focus on a

number of additional objectives: build on our successful fundraising events, as a way of engaging with the community who do not worship in the church on a regular basis; maintain the ‘Living Churchyard & bi-centenary project’; maintain and repair the fabric of the church and graveyard.


Achievements and Performance


     The pattern of worship, organised throughout the benefice, is now established and offers a range of services, from early morning Holy Communion to Evensong. Services are not possible in St Peter’s Church on every Sunday, but there is always at least one service within the benefice, and, since the beginning of January 2019, within the two benefices.

      There were three services of christening (also known as baptism) and two weddings in

St Peter’s Church in 2018. Additionally, the minister conducted two funeral services for residents of the parish at the newly-opened North Wiltshire Crematorium. (These services that mark ‘life events’ are known in the church as occasional offices.)

      The PCC continues to be grateful to those who play music for services and gives thanks to Tony Billington and Malcolm Titcombe, who share duties.The PCC is also grateful to the small group, organised and led by Annette Wightman, which regularly cleans and decorates the church throughout the year; their efforts ahead of major festivals are always particularly welcomed.

      In recent years, the most important fundraising event has been the May Plant Fair. This is made possible by the generosity of Jane and Sandy Angus of Bushton Manor and depends on the gifts of time, talent and hard work of so many people from within and connected to the community. 2018 saw the 11th Plant Fair in the Manor Garden. In addition to raising significant funds for the parish, it is a wonderful event, to which we welcome many people from outside the parish and benefice.

      We are also well supported in other fundraising events throughout the year.


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