date of the Annual General Meeting is still to be confirmed. The
Vestry are considering whether this will be held over zoom or
in the church building. Once confirmed, we will communicate this
on the website at stjohnswick.org.uk, through email and by telephone.
Attendance at Church
is still necessary to book a place for each service. If you are
on the rota to do a reading or intercessions, you are automatically
added to the list for that Sunday. We are allowed to sing again,
although masks must continue to be worn. The first Sung Eucharist
will be on Sunday 4th July but we have been enjoying singing some
favourite hymns already.
obtained an updated project cost from Norbloc, due to the passage
of time. The construction costs have risen to £79,068, taking
the total to £87,963 (excluding VAT). We have pledges for funding
of £65,500 to date. This leaves a shortfall of £22,463.
Sub Committee have submitted an application to the Adapt and Thrive
Programme for £10,000. Decisions are awaited from the National
Churches Trust for £15,000 and the Landtrust Landfill Fund for
£13,000. We have to "over apply" for funding as we may not be
successful with each application.
building warrant application has been submitted to Highland Council,
and the fee of £626 paid from the toilet account. This account
currently stands at £5375 as the All Churches Trust funding of
£3000 has been paid in.
have written to the Diocesan Registrar for some legal advice on
the preferred sewage connection. A structural survey of the area
where the new door will be knocked through will be carried out
by Fairhurst Engineering.
permission has been extended to 21 March 2022.
Sunday will be marked on Sunday 11th July this year. The past
year has been especially difficult for international sea farers,
as they have been unable to disembark at ports or return home
due to travel restrictions. The Mission to Seafarers has been
supporting crews across the globe by providing protective equipment,
basic supplies and phone cards so they can contact their families.
The pictures of the "Ever Given" container ship stuck in the Suez
Canal brought it home just how many of our vital supplies arrive
by sea. If you would like to donate towards the work of the Mission
to Seafarers, there will be a retiring collection on 11th July.