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									STATEMENT OF NEEDS

       FOR

 ABBEYLANDS TEAM




    August 2012
                                     The Abbeylands Team

The newly formed Abbeylands Team comprises three parishes, stretching along the Aire Valley
two to six miles North West from the centre of Leeds. Churchmanship across the Team is central.
The Team’s name references Kirkstall Abbey, one of the most complete examples of a medieval
Cistercian abbey in Britain, set in parkland along the banks of the River Aire.

Abbeylands is a vibrant area of Leeds, home to young professionals, students, families, older and
retired people, with a relatively small BME population, mainly of East European, Asian or Afro-
Caribbean origin. The area has good communication links via road, rail and air, and there are
good primary and secondary schools. Whilst forming part of suburban Leeds, the area has many
woods, open green spaces and parkland.

Leeds is the UK's largest centre for business, legal, and financial services outside London, and is
the cultural and commercial heart of the West Yorkshire urban area. The economy is thriving and
the city is an international destination for business and tourism. The cultural life of the city is
varied. The city’s theatres include the famous City Varieties, the Grand Theatre, home to Opera
North, and the renowned West Yorkshire Playhouse; Leeds Art Gallery has an extensive
collection of art and sculpture, and as well as Leeds City Museum, there are a number of smaller
specialised museums throughout the city. There is a strong sporting tradition; Leeds United’s
ground, Elland Road, is to the south of the city centre, and Headingley Stadium, close to the
Abbeylands area, is home to Yorkshire Country Cricket Club, and the teams of Leeds Rhinos
Rugby League and Leeds Carnegie Rugby Union. The city’s three universities attract a student
population of over 60,000, who add to the life of the city.

There are four churches in the Team’s area:

       The parish church of St Stephen, Kirkstall, was consecrated in 1829, and then extended
        in 1863 and again in 1893. Its building was necessitated by the significant growth in
        population during the Industrial Revolution, and it now serves a mixed residential and
        commercial suburb of Leeds which has an increasing student population. The tomb of
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        Richard Oastler, the 19 century philanthropist, is located beneath the sanctuary.

       The parish of Hawksworth Wood with Moor Grange, has two very different churches. St
        Mary’s Church was consecrated in 1933 and was built to serve the population of the new
        suburb of Hawksworth Wood, founded by the city council in the 1920s. St Andrew’s was
        built in 1967 to serve Moor Grange Estate, a housing estate begun in 1955. The estate
        was originally owned by the local council but most of the housing on the estate is now
        privately owned.

       St Margaret’s Church, Horsforth was built over several years. The nave and chancel were
        dedicated in 1883 with the belfry, spire and porches added later in 1901. Horsforth until
        the mid nineteenth century was a small agricultural community, but then expanded rapidly
        with the growth of the nearby industrial centre of Leeds, and was once known as the
        largest village in England. It is now a suburb of Leeds with a range of different types of
        housing.

Yorkshire folk are friendly and welcoming. Come and find out for yourself!




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                                     MISSION OF THE TEAM

The Abbeylands Team seeks to be a vibrant Christian community, worshipping God and sharing
and celebrating the love, truth and power of God with the wider community in ways relevant for
today’s world.

   1.       a) What have been the most notable mission activities in your churches during
            the past five years?

             Across the Team we have focused on how we can better work with children, young
             people and their families.

             From the many notable mission activities across the Team, we have picked three. We
             have:

                Built the Parish Centre at St Margaret’s which is used extensively now by the
                 church, various community groups and the Diocese;
                Established a Children’s Centre at St Stephen’s serving the whole community,
                 where we are aiming to establish strong ties between community and Church via
                 the MU and other organisations;
                Undertaken a three month feasibility study into working with children and their
                 families living in St Mary’s parish. We are well on the way to obtaining funding to
                 employ a Children’s Pastor and Children’s Champion who, together with others,
                 are committed to improving the Church’s reach, by living within and supporting
                 the community.

        b) How and why were these identified?

        These needs were recognised across the community, and the churches responded,
        seeing these activities as a new way of expanding our mission.

   2.       a) What areas of the parishes or groups within them have been largely untouched
            by the church?

        The following groups have been identified in each parish:

            Those in the age bracket 35 -55 (St Mary’s and St Andrew’s);
            Youth organizations, elderly, the increasing numbers of students and young
             professionals in the area, the elderly housebound; post-confirmation age children (St
             Stephen’s);
            Young families, young adults, men, teenagers, elderly housebound (St Margaret’s).

        b) What has prevented you from engaging in these areas?

        There is a lack of people resources, both lay and clergy.

        Abbeylands is a recently formed Team and the past Team Rector and current Team Vicar
        have faced the challenging task of covering four churches and three parishes between
        them. Each church has a nucleus of very dedicated people but they are stretched.




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3.      a) What are the three major strengths of the churches that have contributed
        towards your achievements?

               We are welcoming and child-friendly with congregations committed to engaging with
                the whole community - we are genuine parish churches;
               We are adaptable and versatile and recognise the need to change;
               There is a strong musical tradition in two of the churches.

        b) What have been the major barriers to achieving your mission goals?

                 Limited pool of committed workers in the younger age groups with time available;
                 Lack of clergy resources;
                 Financial constraints.

            Being a new Team we are still finding our identity and are not making best use of the
            resources we have. There is a need to identify a pool of committed workers across the
            Team and see how these resources and other as yet unidentified resources may be
            shared and used.

     4a) What are the mission priorities for your Team that you will work on with your new
         priest during the next five years?

               Developing lay leadership under the guidance of a new Team Rector;
               Encouraging more of the younger members of the congregations to become involved
                in the running of the churches;
               Examining our image and working with the Team Rector to improve outreach;
               Actively pursue the growth of our congregations e.g. by capitalising on contacts
                created through baptism, marriage and bereavement, and exploring “Fresh
                Expressions”;
               Building on what is going on in the community e.g. HOPS (Hawksworth Older
                People’s Support) and STEP (Supporting the Elderly People);
               Nurturing the faith of the congregations;
               Developing balance and variety of worship with depth and quality;
               Working with the Team Rector to carry through the recommendations of the feasibility
                study.




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       b) What are your plans for achieving them and what resources and support might
       you require?

       Resources and support:

           a. Education and Training
              Advice/training on how to work with/attract young people;
              Help to recognise and develop talent;
              Leadership training;
              Posts such as the Children’s Pastor and Children’s Champions may have
              specific education and training needs (St Mary’s only).

           b. Skills
              Communication skills, including the use of modern technology and social media,
              to engage with the community;
              Team building and communication on a team scale;
              Core skills for specific roles e.g. youth worker;
            Motivation skills, to work in partnership with other organisations, with Christ at
              the core.

           c. Finance
            Getting church finances on a sound footing e.g. Diocesan help with budgeting;
            Sustaining revenue e.g. help with a Stewardship Campaign, fundraising advice.

           d. Leadership
            Development of lay leadership skills.

           Plans for achieving them:

               Pursue expansion of the congregations e.g. by following up contacts made
               through occasional offices and use of “Fresh Expressions”;
               St Stephen’s wish to identify a few local people who are respected and active in
               the Kirkstall area and persuade them to join St Stephen’s in helping the Church
               broaden its impact in the community;
               St Margaret’s are looking to review their Mission Action Plan and suggest
               another Away Day or similar event;
              St Mary’s will progress and implement the recommendations in the feasibility
               study for the future work with children and their families;
              St Andrew’s will explore how they further advance their work with vulnerable and
               older people.

       c) What do you envisage will be the major difficulties in achieving these priorities?

               Convincing some in our congregations of the need to adapt and change;
               In a team ministry it may be hard to provide individual focus and leadership that
               is vital to the successful delivery of these plans e.g. with two separate churches
               (St Mary’s and St Andrew’s) in one parish it is already difficult to deliver two
               separate Mission Action Plans;
               We have limited human and financial resources with which to carry out our
               plans and with our limited clergy resources it is hard to maintain a visible
               presence in the parishes.

       and how will you overcome them?

               By praying for specific needs and remembering that it is God’s work;
               By motivating people and keeping positive attitudes;
               With additional clergy resources on the appointment of a House for Duty Priest;
               By utilising Diocesan resources, such as the Mission Resourcing Team.
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                                    YOUR NEW PRIEST

1      What specific role do you envisage your new priest will have in helping your church
       or PCC to achieve its mission priorities highlighted above?
        Be a leader, motivator and guide to co-ordinate the work of lay people in all the
           churches in the Team, bring people together to create a functioning and united Team;
        Build a clergy team that is mutually supportive, sustained by shared prayer, which
           uses all available gifts and skills effectively across the Team;
        Facilitate and manage the Team in prioritising and delivering its mission strategies;
        Nurture the development of faith and enable us to share it;
        Enable the churches to review the patterns and diversity of worship.

2      What specific skills and gifts do you expect your priest to have?
        Strong spiritual faith with the capacity to grow the congregations in prayer and
         dependency on God;
        Ability to lead and manage change and any conflict that may arise, with the wisdom to
         discern what is valued and needs to be retained, and what needs to be changed;
        Recognise their own strengths and weaknesses and welcome shared ministry;
        Good pastor with well developed listening and communication skills;
        Promote the growth of active all-age Christian communities within the Team;
        Ability to work across a range of different churches with the diversity of communities
         and socio-economic backgrounds.

3      How should they help the PCCs prioritise their mission initiatives?
        We need someone with understanding who can prayerfully identify the role of the lay
          leadership, and who has the drive and visible leadership to help us to reach
          achievable goals.

       a) How should they prioritise their own ministry?
        Manage their own time effectively to achieve a good work/life balance;
        Give appropriate time to their own spiritual life;
        Establish a good working relationship across the Team and with the Deanery,
           Diocese, Churches Together and ecumenical partners.


       b) How will you support your new priest in their ministry?
        Recognise we are now a Team and expect to share the new Team Rector’s time and
           energy;
        Pray for them, and any family, befriend them and support them unreservedly;
        Encourage our new Team Rector to make time for personal spiritual development;
        Be open to change and work together as a team.




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                                   St Margaret’s, Horsforth


                                   INTRODUCTION: PARISH OFFICERS


           BENEFICE: St Margaret’s

           PARISH: Horsforth

           CHURCH WARDENS:

           Miss Rosemary Gaunt                        Dr Gabrielle Ibberson
           “Gateways”                                 “Mount Farm House”
           Park Gate Close                            Town St
           Horsforth LS18 5SS                         Rawdon LS19 6QJ

           0113 2584413                               0113 2502133

           rosemarygaunt@btinternet.com               gbsyme@uwclub.net

           PCC SECRETARY:

           Mrs Diane Childs
           12 Brownberrie Walk
           Horsforth LS18 5PG

           0113 2161844

           dianechilds60@gmail.com

           PCC TREASURER:

           Mr Richard Morrish
           34 St Margaret’s Road
           Horsforth LS18 5BG

            0113 2582634

           READERS:

           Mr John Porter                                Miss Anna Lumb
           “Trenance”, Brownberrie Lane                  86 Towngate,
           Horsforth LS18 5HF                            Northowram HX3 7EG

           0113 2584854                                   01422 201580

           LAY CHAIRPERSON OF PCC:

           Joint chairs: Miss Rosemary Gaunt/Dr Gabrielle Ibberson
                         See Church Wardens above




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                                    St Margaret’s, Horsforth


           NAME OF PARISH/BENEFICE: St Margaret’s’ Horsforth

           A.     THE PARISH

           1.    Please describe briefly the key features of the community in which your
       church is set.
        A suburban area of approx 14,500 inhabitants. Largely residential, mixed housing
          with an even distribution of age groups. Part of the original village remains (Town
          Street) with shops and small businesses. There is a second area of shops on the A65
          (New Road Side) with Newlaithes and ‘The Victorias’ beyond.
        One of the peculiarities of the church is that it is right on the parish boundary and as a
          result about a third of the congregation do not live in the parish.
        The floodlit church sits on the hillside and can be seen for miles, giving Horsforth a
          night-time view of its greatest landmark.

           2.    General classification (please put in approximate percentages):
                 (Available from the Census figures)

                 City Centre                   Inner City              Suburban YES
                 Rural                          Commuter Village       Market Town


           3a.    What size is the Population? (Insert figure)

           14,500 approx

           3b.    Is this:
                  Increasing YES                  Stable            Decreasing

           4.    How is the population distributed?        - see 1 above

           5.    What percentage of housing is owner occupied?
                              55%

           6.    What percentage of housing is represented by:
                 Detached         Semi              Terrace                Flats
                 27%              38%              27%                     8%

           7.    What are the significant age groups in the parish?

                     Age 16-19:      Age 20-24:        Age 24-60:           Age over 60:
                     5%              7%               53%                  32%

            8.    What are the significant black and minority ethnic groups or
       communities in the parish?
           5% of community is black or ethnic minority groups


            9a. Where do most people work?
       Some offices and light industry in Horsforth itself, but mainly people commute to Leeds
       or Bradford centres and suburbs, or wider afield to places in North Yorkshire, such as
       Harrogate, and in West Yorkshire, such as Huddersfield and Halifax

          b. What kind of jobs do people do?
       32% managers and professionals; 16% skilled manual; 17% semi-skilled

           c. What are the employment levels?
              93%


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            10. What hospitals/Hospices/Retirement Homes/Sheltered Accommodation
       are in the parish?
       Residential care home, Manorfields, in parish and others in Horsforth that are not in
       parish. Sheltered accommodation and retirement flats.


          11. In what ways was the previous Incumbent involved with them?
       Home communion monthly to housebound members of congregation in Horsforth care
       home outside parish

          12. In what ways are lay people involved in ministry with them?
       Home communion monthly to Manorfields alternating with incumbent (ceased recently)


           13.     What schools are there in the parish?

           a)    Primaries:-
                St Margaret’s C of E Primary School,
                Featherbank,
                West End,
                Newlaithes,
                Froebelian (Private)

           b) What was the involvement of the Incumbent?
            Taking Assemblies once a week at St. Margaret's School
            Member of Governing Body

           c) In what ways are lay people involved?
            Two Foundation Governors to St Margaret’s School
            Taking children round church as part of National Curriculum

           d) What resources does the PCC contribute to the school?
            Use of church and Church Hall

           14. Other Significant Institutions
                (eg Working Mens Clubs, Sports Associations/clubs and facilities, Community
           Centres and organisations):
            Horsforth Hall Park Cricket Club
            Art Club
            Horsforth Harriers
            Horsforth (Throstle Nest) Tennis Club

              15 Other Faith Communities institutionally present e.g. Jewish, Muslim,
           Hindu etc.
            Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness

           Does the parish possess a map defining the present parish boundaries? YES




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                                  St Margaret’s, Horsforth



B THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY

Please enter name of each church in the   St                                            Benefice
adjacent column                           Margaret’s                                     Total


Number on Church Electoral Roll           162



Is the number                             stable
increasing/decreasing/stable?



% from outside parish                     30 – 40% of AWC (due to church boundary)



Significant age group(s)                  40 - 80



Statistics: as recorded on the last Annual Return

Average Sunday attendance                 112



Christmas Communicants                    96



Easter Communicants                       146



Baptisms Adult                            1



Baptisms Infant                           27



Confirmations – Adult                     4
(with St Stephen’s)
Confirmations – under 16 yrs              5
(with St Stephen’s)
Weddings                                  6

Funerals in Church                        8


Funerals in Crematorium or Cemetery       22




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                                   St Margaret’s, Horsforth


           2. Indicate areas of Lay Ministry involvement and numbers involved:

           a)        Licensed Readers - 2
           b)        Worship (including Administration of Communion to the sick)
                     2 Licensed Preachers; 8 in Worship and Nurture group; 3 give home
                     communion
           c)        Pastoral – 17 Pastoral Group Coordinators
           d)        Teaching/Study Group Leaders - 1
           e)        Healing - None
           f)        Sunday School, children and young people
                      8 Junior Church teachers for 15-20 regular attenders
           g)        Administration – 2 people between them cover Parish Office for 1 hr/wk
                     Also Parish Centre Manager (unpaid)
           h)        Cleaning/Caretaking 1 at church/parish centre and 1 at parish hall
           i)        Other (please specify):
                             Leading intercessions - 11
                             Chalice assistants - 15
                             Reading lessons - 23
                             Sidespeople - 24
                             Baptism visitors - 9

           3. Are the lay people involved in ministry organised into teams?
           YES. Some meet as a team e.g. Junior Church leaders, pastoral care group
           coordinators

           4.        Ordained Ministry

           a)        Number of Stipendiary clergy: Team Vicar

           b)        Numbers and degree of involvement of SSM: Team Curate (part time)

           c)         Numbers and degree of involvement of retired clergy: 1 heavily involved ,
       1 partially involved

            d)       Has the PCC passed Resolutions A, B, or C of the Ordination of Women to
       the Priesthood Measure and if so, which? no

           5.   How many people from the parish have entered training for ordained or
           Reader ministry during the past five years?
           One ordained and one Reader


           6. What other Christian Churches are there in the Parish?
            The Grove, Central and Woodside Methodist Churches
           Willow Green Pentecostal Church


           7. What links do you have with them – e.g. Churches Together, ministers
           meetings?
            Active Horsforth Churches Together e.g. Hope in Horsforth Mission in Sept 2012
           organised jointly; Christmas Card delivered to every house; Good Friday Walk of
           Witness; social events etc;
            Ministers' Meetings;
            Occasional pulpit exchange.




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                                     St Margaret’s, Horsforth


           8.     What links (if any) does the Parish have with neighbouring parishes?

           With St James Woodside through Horsforth Churches Together

           9.     Is there a:

                      (a) Parish Magazine? YES                    How many are distributed? 380
                          Does the Incumbent edit it? NO

                      (b) Sunday Service Sheet             How many are printed? 100
                           (Yes - for Monthly parade Service and special occasions)

                      Does the Incumbent edit it? YES

       (Copies of the Magazine and of the Sunday Service Sheet will be brought to the
       meeting)

       There is a weekly news sheet, 100 printed, edited by our Honorary Assistant Priest. This
       is also put on our website

           10. Mid Week Activities

           (a)     Church sponsored/promoted –
                      M.U., Church Choir, Bible Study group, social and fundraising events,
                          concerts, Uniformed Organisations

           (b)       Using church premises –
                    All the above plus
                    outside lettings, regular and one-offs, in parish centre and parish hall.


           11a.       ‘Taking Care’ Policy
                      (a) Adopted by PCC approximately 5 years ago
                      (b) Two Child Protection Officers appointed approximately 6 years ago.


           11.        Give details of Study/Bible Study/House/Prayer Groups in the Parish.
                      Please indicate whether the leadership is lay or ordained
                        A Bible Study group started about 4 years ago with lay leadership, but
                          the offer of help from a retired priest who moved into the parish was
                          gladly accepted. Currently two series a year;
                        Lent House groups with Horsforth Churches Together;
                        There has been a Prayer group


           12.        In what way are lay people involved in the Deanery and the Diocese?
                      Representatives on Deanery Synod, and Deanery Mission and Pastoral
                      Committee; one member on Diocesan Synod; members on Diocesan Board
                      of Finance, Environmental Group, Council for Mission and Human Sexuality
                      Task Group




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            C           THE CHURCH’S WORSHIP

            1.       Please supply a typical monthly schedule of Church Services,
       including weekday Services

                       From April 2011, the weekly pattern of services has been:

Sunday:          8.00am Holy Communion –average attendance 14

                 the first and third Sundays in the month using the Book of Common Prayer
                                                                 st      rd
       *during the vacancy the 8.00 service is restricted to 1 and 3 Sundays at St
       Margarets

                 9.30am Parish Communion (Common Worship Rite A) – average attendance 80

                 Junior Church is held in the Parish Centre, except on the second Sunday, which
                 is a non-Eucharistic Family Service and Church Parade

                 Baptisms are held on the fourth Sunday, either during Parish Communion, or at a
                 second separate service following Parish Communion

                 6.30pm Evensong or Holy Communion - average attendance 6 (including
                 churchwarden and sidesman) plus 6-8 choir members

                 The second Sunday of each month is a Holy Communion service
                 There is a said Evening Prayer on the fourth Sunday of the month

       * during the vacancy the evening service is restricted to the 2nd (Holy Communion)
       and 4th (now Evensong) Sundays at St Margaret’s

Wednesday        10.00am Holy Communion – average attendance 20



            2.         Church Tradition:
                      What is the worship and theological tradition of your church? Liberal
                      catholic, Eucharistic with some alternatives such as monthly family parade
                      service and evening prayer

                      What vestments are customarily worn at Holy Communion? alb, chasuble
                      and stole

                      Is the Sacrament reserved? NO

            3. Are there any special features in the worship? (e.g. preaching, music,
               drama)
                     Less formal at Parade Service.

            4. When was the pattern of Church Services last reviewed by the PCC and
               what changes were made?

       In early 2011 the pattern of services was reviewed across St Stephen’s and St
       Margaret’s. The morning service was brought forward to 9.30am at St Margaret’s. It was
       understood that further changes may be necessary when the Team was formalised




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           5.       What is the policy for Baptisms and who conducts the preparation?
                    Open policy. Preparation done by the clergy and baptism visitors.


           6.       What is the policy for Weddings and who conducts the preparation?
                    Open policy. The preparation is done by the clergy.

           7.       What is the PCC policy concerning marriage and divorced people?
                    At the discretion of the incumbent within the guidelines.

           8.       What is the PCC policy concerning Communion before Confirmation?
                    For children and adults the policy is confirmation preparation and
                    confirmation before receiving communion. However all visitors, children or
                    adults, who are used to receiving communion in their own church are
                    welcome to take communion at St Margaret’s.

           9.       Music

                    Is there a choir? YES

                    Is there a Music group? NO

                    Is there an Organist/Director of music: YES
                    Annual remuneration: £1916 Organist/Choir Master: Mr Peter Richardson

                    What hymn books are regularly used? “Mission Praise” and “Ancient and
                    Modern New Standard”




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D     BUILDINGS AND PROPERTY

1.   Church(es):

                                              St Margaret’s
     Please enter name of each building in
     the adjacent columns

     Year the church was built                1883
     (approximate)
                                              Grade 2
     Grade of Church
                                              450
     Seating Capacity
                                              Aug 2008
     Date of Last Quinquennial
                                              None;
     Work carried out since last inspection   preparing to
                                              start
     Outstanding problems relating to         See note
     building                                 below



The quinquennial report for St Margaret’s is approximately 30 pages in length. It itemises
remedial work which needs to be carried out and categorises the items as A (immediate actions
needed) to G (things which require monitoring). There were no A category items in the report,
however, priorities may change over time.

The following areas required attention:
    Church tower: pieces of stone are breaking away. This is caused by the iron bars which
         are set into the stonework rusting and causing the stone to fragment.
    Ringing chamber: Plaster is breaking away.
    West side of church: In places, re-pointing is needed as water is seeping in.
    East face of church: Some parts have already been re-pointed but this is starting to fail,
         as well as those areas which haven’t been re-pointed.
    North Aisle roof: This is the next part of the church to need re-roofing.
    South Aisle roof: This was re-slated in the ‘90s, but there is some damage already,
         possibly due to falling mortar.
    Guttering: There is some staining and rusting of the gutters.
    East windows: The old wire guards haven’t been removed.
    High level nave windows: Some rain is coming in through these windows.
    Overflow pipe: This is broken and water is soaking the stone because of this.
    Boundary wall: The trees next to this are creating pressure, causing some cracking of the
         wall.

During the summer of 2011 a cherry picker was hired to examine the roof and tower in detail and
small items of remedial work were carried out using it. At the July 2011 PCC a detailed schedule
of repairs was circulated, which itemised essential repairs that needed to be done within 12
months and a second list of items which would need to be done during 2012-2013. The essential
work was mainly on the roof and gutters, whilst the second list included the replacement of the
heating system in church.

A campaign to raise the money to upgrade the heating, and carry out repairs to the roof and
tower, began in October 2011. Sufficient funds have been raised to allow the heating upgrade
and essential repairs to the roof to be started in summer 2012.



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2.          Church Halls/Meeting Rooms managed by the PCC: (for more than 4 please insert a
            separate sheet)

                                           St Margaret’s St Margaret’s
     Please enter name of each building in Parish Hall   Parish Centre
     the adjacent columns

     Building:                              Main Hall     Parish Centre
                                            100 years     4 years
     Age:

     Condition Structural                   Good          Very Good
                                            Very          Very
     Condition of External Decoration       Good          Good

     Condition of Internal
     Decoration/Survey                      Good          Good

                                                          N/A
     Date of last Inspection Survey

     By whom carried out

     Outstanding problems relating to the None            None
     building




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Who are the major users of the Hall?

Main Hall – extensively used by community groups and some commercial organisations, such as:
    Daily before and after school club;
    Church and other organisations for fundraising events such as fairs (most Saturdays)
    Dance, exercise and zumba classes on several evenings each week
    Art class
    Soccatots and Tennistots
    Private parties
    Ballroom dances
    Children’s birthday celebrations


Who are the major users of the Parish Centre?


Parish Centre
    -   used by the Church
     Wednesday Communion and some evening services
     Junior Church
     M.U.
     Church Choir practice
     Social Events eg Harvest Lunch
     Fundraising events e.g. coffee mornings
     PCC and sub-committee meetings
     Rainbows and Brownies

   -   used by the Community
      Town Council meetings
      Voting station for Leeds City Council elections
      Civic Society,
      two large choirs practice here
      Fortnightly retirement group
      National Childbirth Trust
      music, dance, craft and French groups for pre-school children
      Alcoholics Anonymous
      Quilting and craft group
      Anniversary and birthday celebrations
      Baptism parties
      Wedding receptions
      Funeral teas

- Used by the Diocese for occasional Training Sessions




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3.    House(s) owned by the PCC (for more than 3 please insert a separate sheet)

          NONE

     Please enter name of each          n/a               n/a                n/a
     building in the adjacent
     columns
     Age

     Condition Structural

     Condition of External
     Decoration
     Condition of Internal
     Decoration
     Date of last
     Inspection/Survey by
     Diocesan Surveyor
     Outstanding problems
     relating to the building
     Occupied by licensed
     stipendiary minister
     Water rates paid by PCC?



     3.       Churchyards (for more than 2 please insert a separate sheet)

              NONE


          Please enter name of each churchyard
          in the adjacent columns

          Open or closed by Order in Council

          If closed who is responsible for
          maintenance?

          Is maintenance effective?




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E    FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

1.   Please insert here: a copy of the Parochial Accounts as at the last Annual Meeting
     (for more than 4 parishes please insert a separate sheet)

Please enter name of each church in adjacent        St
columns                                             Margarets

Annual Income last financial year                   171,990        17,241
                                                                   Restricted
                                                                   funds
Annual Income previous financial year               154,610

Annual Expenditure last financial year              162,969        9,588
                                                                   restricted
                                                                   funds
Annual Expenditure previous financial year          157,276

Total Reserves at the end of last financial year    52,582         24,329
                                                                   restricted
                                                                   funds
Sources of Income last year (please state amounts involved):

Gift Aided Giving (Jan-Dec 2011)                    42,175
Tax recovered from Gift Aid                         11,306
Other Pledged Giving                                 8,115
Open Plate Offertories and Donations                17,277

Income from Investments                               132

Fee Income                                           2,541
General Fundraising efforts                         14,540
Fundraising efforts for special purposes eg.         11.433
church fabric.                                      restricted
                                                    funds

Administration of Finance:
Do you have a Gift Aid/Pledged Giving
Administrator?                                      YES
Do you have a person to promote
Giving/Stewardship?                                 YES
Date of last Christian Giving Review                5 – 10 years
                                                    ago
Do you prepare an annual budget?
 (Please insert a copy of the current year’s        YES
budget)
What proportion of ordinary income is budgeted to   5% of unrestricted income LESS Hall and
charity/Mission outside of parish?                  Parish Centre expenditure Less Parish
Parish Share:                                       Share. Guide only
How much is your Parish Share allocation?           £78,640

Is this paid monthly/quarterly/annually/irregularly? Monthly
If your Parish Share was not paid in full last year N/A
how much was the deficit?
Do you have historic share debt, if so how much? No



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2     What is the PCC’s policy on Christian Giving/Stewardship?
      Envelope scheme

3a.    Amount of expenses paid to clergy last year
       £1857

 b.   Does this cover full reimbursement of clergy expenses of office?
      It covers claims made by the vicar and also some delayed claims by former curate


4.    Are monthly expenses claims submitted by the clergy?
       YES

5.    What Secretarial/Administrative assistance is provided?
      Hall Manager (Hall only – paid)
      Parish Centre Manager (unpaid)

6.    Does the parish carry any outstanding loan commitments: NO
      From whom:                 When payable:          Amount:


7.    Does the PCC have plans for capital projects in the foreseeable future? YES

       Plan of work arising from last quinquennial inspection. Phase 1, heating upgrade and
       essential roof repairs, underway in 2012, with work on tower planned for 2013 if funds
       permit

8.    What plans are there to generate new income?
       Committee formed to lead appeal for funds for heating upgrade, roofing and tower repairs.
       Money has been received from general church funds, grants, donations, and fundraising
       events.

9.     Are the Incumbent, Churchwardens or PCC involved in the administration of any
      Trusts?
      (Please indicate the financial implications and whether or not the Trusts are property owning)
        Share Portfolio - Trustees one church warden and Treasurer
        Some very small memorial Funds still in existence. Origins of some obscure. Total
                      amount less than £1000




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                             INTRODUCTION: PARISH OFFICERS


BENEFICE: ST STEPHEN

PARISH: KIRKSTALL

CHURCH WARDENS: (Multi Parish Benefices please give two wardens as contacts during vacancy)


Name:    Mr Jan Roclawski                                  Name:    Mrs Elizabeth Gilmore
Address: 20 Kirkstall Avenue                                       127 Kirkstall Lane
         Leeds LS5 3DW                                              Leeds LS5 3LF
Tel No    0113 228 4856                                    Tel No 0113 275 8130
e-mail   janjroclawski@aol.com                                   j.gilmore17@ntlworld.com

PCC SECRETARY:

Name     Dr Annette Torode
Address 335 Spen Lane
         Leeds LS16 5BB
Tel No 0113 275 6834
e-mail annette@torode.org.uk

PCC TREASURER:

Name    Mr James Gilmore
Address 127 Kirkstall Lane
        Leeds LS5 3LF
Tel No. 0113 275 8130

LAY CHAIRPERSON OF PCC:

Name    Mrs Judith Endersby
Address 1 Holt Rise
        Leeds LS16 7QF
Tel No  0113 267 7775




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NAME OF PARISH/BENEFICE: St Stephen’s Kirkstall

A.     THE PARISH

1.    Please describe briefly the key features of the community in which your church is set.
      A significant feature of the parish is Kirkstall Abbey and environs.There is a preponderance
      of terraced back to back and through houses, and larger houses divided into flats, with
      some new purpose built flats, and some semis. There is a leisure centre and retail park,
      with a flagship Morrison’s store within the complex. The former Kirkstall Brewery is now a
      student residence and a number of shared student houses are also located in the parish.

2.    General classification (please put in approximate percentages):
      (Available from the Census figures)

      Inner City

3a.    What size is the Population? (Insert figure)      7,500

3b.     This is: Increasing

4.    How is the population distributed?
      Spread throughout Parish – no particular concentrations

5.    What percentage of housing is owner occupied?                49%


6.    What percentage of housing is represented by:

      Detached            6%      Semi 29%               Terrace     40%      Flats 25%

7.    What are the significant age groups in the parish?
      (Percentages would be useful)

       Age 18-19: 4% Age 20-24: 22%       Age 24-60: 54%           Age over 60: 20%

8.    What are the significant black and minority ethnic groups or communities in the
      parish?
       Asian, Afro-Caribbean and Eastern European but not in large numbers.

9a.    Where do most people work?       77% work more than 2 kms from home. Most commute
       to Central Leeds.

 b.    What kind of jobs do people do?
       Business 15% Retail 13% Health & Social 13% Education 12% Manufacturing 11%
       Catering 6% Construction 5%

 c.    What are the employment levels? April 2012 - Unemployment levels 4.8%

10.    What hospitals/Hospices/Retirement Homes/Sheltered Accommodation are in the
       parish?
       Sayers Close - sheltered accommodation
       Aire View Care Home – Retirement Home
       2 Alms Houses - sheltered accommodation
       Kirkside House – Care Home for learning disabilities
11.    In what ways was the previous Incumbent involved with them?
       Monthly Communion Service at Sayers Close
       Chair of Alms House Trustees



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12.   In what ways are lay people involved in ministry with them?
      Providing Communion as required by incumbent
      Magazine distribution
      Supporting Sayers Close activities


13.    What schools are there in the parish?

      Please denote name and type of school
            Kirkstall St Stephen’s C of E Primary
      What was the involvement of the Incumbent?
            Took school Worship and was School Governor
      In what ways are lay people involved?
            Several Foundation Governors and generally support school activities
      What resources does the PCC contribute to the school?
            Makes church available for services and as learning resource and use of Church Hall

      Please denote name and type of school
            Beecroft State primary
      What was the involvement of the Incumbent?
            None
      In what ways are lay people involved?
            Attendance at School Assemblies
      What resources does the PCC contribute to the school?
             Makes church available as learning resource

      Please denote name and type of school
            Sacred Heart RC primary
      What was the involvement of the Incumbent?
            None
      In what ways are lay people involved?
            None
      What resources does the PCC contribute to the school?
             none


14.
      Other Significant Institutions
      (eg Working Mens Clubs, Sports Associations/clubs and facilities, Community Centres
      and organisations):
      Queenswood Social Club             Postal Union Social Club
      Kirkstall Educational Cricket Club Burley RUFC
      Milford Sports Club                Paxton Horticultural Society
      Kirkstall Abbey Tennis Club        Children’s Centre

15.    Other Faith Communities institutionally present e.g. Jewish, Muslim, Hindu etc. none

Does the parish possess a map defining the present parish boundaries? Yes
If not, please request one from the Diocesan Office for your permanent parish records.




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B.         THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY

Please enter name of each church in        St Stephen’s                                    Benefice
the adjacent column                                                                         Total


Number on Church Electoral Roll            131

Is the number                              stable
increasing/decreasing/stable?

% from outside parish                      66%

Significant age group(s)                   Over 65s
                                           Young families
Statistics: as recorded on the last
Annual Return
Average Sunday attendance                  94

Christmas Communicants                     96

Easter Communicants                        82

Baptisms Adult                             1

Baptisms Infant                            14

Confirmations – Adult                      -

Confirmations – under 16 yrs               -

Weddings                                   3 + 1 renewal of
                                           vows
Funerals in Church                         3

Funerals in Crematorium or Cemetery        4

2. Indicate areas of Lay Ministry involvement and numbers involved:

      a) Licensed Readers none
      b) Worship (including Administration of Communion to the sick) - 12 authorised and
         actively involved in chalice administration; 8 authorised and actively involved in taking
         home communions; 18 on the rota for reading in church; 7 lay people leading
         intercessions; 6 servers
      c) Pastoral - see home communion above. Sick visiting is not formally organised but is
         done by members of the laity
      d) Teaching/Study Group Leaders – usually organised by clergy; 2 lay people involved in
         leading Lent and Advent groups
      e) Healing – no specific ministry
      f) Sunday School, children and young people – 4 involved with Tots’ Services
      g) Administration – no parish administrator; work carried out by incumbent plus officers
      h) Cleaning/Caretaking – 6 on church cleaning rota; 3 on brass rota; 1 in charge of altar
         linen cleaning
      i) Other (please specify) – 14 on sidespersons rota; 11 involved in making coffee after
         Sunday am service; about 10 involved in flower arranging; around 6 involved in
         churchyard maintenance; 1 voluntary sacristan/verger


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3.    Are the lay people involved in ministry organised into teams? Yes

4.    Ordained Ministry

      a) Number of Stipendiary clergy: Team Vicar

      b) Numbers and degree of involvement of self-supporting clergy: Team Curate (part time)

      c) Numbers and degree of involvement of retired clergy: none

      d) Has the PCC passed Resolutions A, B, or C of the Ordination of Women to the
         Priesthood Measure and if so, which? no

5.    How many people from the parish have entered training for ordained or Reader
      ministry during the past five years? none


6.    What other Christian Churches are there in the Parish? none


7.    What links do you have with them – e.g. Churches Together, ministers meetings?
      n/a


8.    What links (if any) does the Parish have with neighbouring parishes? Abbey Churches
      Together – Hawksworth Wood, Moor Grange, URC, RC; Abbeylands Team

9.    Is there a:

      (a) Parish Magazine? Yes                      How many are distributed? 180
          Does the Incumbent edit it? No

      (b) Sunday Service Sheet Yes                  How many are printed? 60
          Does the Incumbent edit it? No

      Copies of the magazine and service sheet will be brought to the Section 12 meeting

10.   Mid Week Activities

      (a) Church sponsored/promoted Uniformed organizations – Rainbows, Brownies, Guides,
          Beavers, Cubs, Scouts; Mothers’ Union; Prayer Group

      (b) Using church premises Lunch fellowship; Police Forum; the Church Hall is used by the
          Children’s Centre and a variety of others


11a. ‘Taking Care’ Policy
     (a) Adopted by PCC in 1999
     (b) Child Protection Officer appointed in October 2004


11.   Give details of Study/Bible Study/House/Prayer Groups in the Parish.
      Please indicate whether the leadership is lay or ordained Prayer Group – lay; Lent and
      Advent Groups – both lay and ordained


12.   In what way are lay people involved in the Deanery and the Diocese? 2 Synod Reps at
        Deanery; 1 on Deanery Standing Committee




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C      THE CHURCH’S WORSHIP

1.     Please supply a typical monthly schedule of Church Services, including weekday
       Services, indicating:

       Sunday
                 nd    th
       8.00 am (2 & 4 Sundays)        Holy Communion; Common Worship; 10
       11.00 am                       Parish Communion; Common Worship; 78
                                         nd
       (Non-Eucharist Parade Service on 2 Sunday; Parish’s own compilation)
                                                        st                         rd  th
       4.00 pm                        Choral Evensong (1 Sunday); Evening Prayer (3 & 5
                                      Sundays); BCP; 6

       Weekdays
       11.00 am Wednesday               Holy Communion; Common Worship Traditional Language;
                                        14
       Saints’ Days – as announced.

2.   Church Tradition:
     What is the worship and theological tradition of your church? Welcoming and Eucharistic

     What vestments are customarily worn at Holy Communion? Cassock, alb and stole

     Is the Sacrament reserved? Yes

3.   Are there any special features in the worship? (e.g. preaching, music, drama)
     preaching and music at 11.00 am and Evensong; drama and music at school services

4.   When was the pattern of Church Services last reviewed by the PCC and what
     changes were made? Several times in the last year in line with reductions in clergy – see
     times above
                                                                                           st
5.   What is the policy for Baptisms and who conducts the preparation? Open policy; 1
     Sunday of month; Team Vicar

6.   What is the policy for Weddings and who conducts the preparation? Open policy;
     preparation by clergy

7.   What is the PCC policy concerning marriage and divorced people? Decision taken by
     clergy in accordance with Church of England guidelines

8.   What is the PCC policy concerning Communion before Confirmation? Children are not
     currently admitted to communion before confirmation

9.   Music
     Is there a choir? Yes
     Is there a Music group? No
     Is there an Organist/Director of music:   Yes + 2 deputies
     Annual remuneration:      Honorarium

     We have a strong choral tradition with sung Eucharists and Evensong, and concerts at least
     twice a year

     What hymn books are regularly used? Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New




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D    BUILDINGS AND PROPERTY
     (for more than 4 parishes please insert a separate sheet)

1.   Church(es):

                                              Parish Church
     Please enter name of each building
     in the adjacent columns

     Year the church was built                1829
     (approximate)
                                              2*
     Grade of Church
                                              450
     Seating Capacity
                                              2008
     Date of Last Quinquennial

     Work carried out since last              Narthex; new toilets
     inspection

     Outstanding problems relating to         Major works in hand
     building                                 Roof issues and
                                              building repairs


2.       Church Halls/Meeting Rooms managed by the PCC: (for more than 4 please insert a
         separate sheet)


     Please enter name of each building
     in the adjacent columns

     Building:                              Church Hall

     Age:                                   45 years

     Condition Structural                   Sound

     Condition of External Decoration       Good
     Condition of Internal
     Decoration/Survey                      Very good

     Date of last Inspection Survey         No regular inspection
                                            other than statutory
                                            inspections

     By whom carried out

     Outstanding problems relating to       None
     the building

 Who are the major users of the Hall?
Children’s Centre; St Stephen’s School; Uniformed groups; Mothers’ Union; Prayer Group; Martial
Arts, Zumba and Dancing, Arts & Crafts; children’s parties




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D     BUILDINGS AND PROPERTY (continued)

3.   House(s) owned by the PCC none


4.   Churchyards (for more than 2 please insert a separate sheet)


     Please enter name of each churchyard
     in the adjacent columns                       Upper                 Lower

     Open or closed by Order in Council             Closed               Closed

     If closed who is responsible for               Leeds City Council   Leeds City Council
     maintenance?

     Is maintenance effective?                      Adequate             Adequate




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E    FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

1.   Please insert here: a copy of the Parochial Accounts as at the last Annual Meeting

 Please enter name of each church in
 adjacent columns                                CHURCH         DEVELOPMENT
                                                                (restricted)
 Annual Income last financial year               48,673         10,478

 Annual Income previous financial year           50,772         193

 Annual Expenditure last financial year          53,289         3,509

 Annual Expenditure previous financial year      61,532         885

 Total Reserves at the end of last financial     4,515          7,980
 year
 Sources of Income last year (please state
 amounts involved):
 Gift Aided Giving                               25,140
 Tax recovered from Gift Aid                     6,285          433
 Other Pledged Giving                            5,630
 Open Plate Offertories and Donations            4,004

 Income from Investments                         564            1.44

 Fee Income                                      586
 General Fundraising efforts                     3,911
 Fundraising efforts for special purposes eg.    1,616
 church fabric.

 Administration of Finance:
 Do you have a Gift Aid/Pledged Giving           Yes
 Administrator?
 Do you have a person to promote                 Yes
 Giving/Stewardship?
 Date of last Christian Giving Review            17/07/11

 Do you prepare an annual budget?                Yes
 (Please insert a copy of the current year’s
 budget)
 What proportion of ordinary income is           3%
 budgeted to charity/Mission outside of
 parish?
 Parish Share:
 How much is your Parish Share allocation?       35,435

  Is this paid                                   Monthly
  monthly/quarterly/annually/irregularly?
  If your Parish Share was not paid in full last 15,372
  year how much was the deficit?*
  Do you have historic share debt, if so how     18,196
  much?*
* we are working with the Diocesan Stewardship Advisor to plan how this debt may be reduced



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2.    What is the PCC’s policy on Christian Giving/Stewardship? There is a stewardship
      scheme and periodic stewardship campaigns; the congregation is actively encouraged to
      contribute 5% of take-home pay

3a.    Amount of expenses paid to clergy last year £1,968

 b.   Does this cover full reimbursement of clergy expenses of office? All claims are paid
      in full

4.    Are monthly expenses claims submitted by the clergy? No, irregular

5.    What Secretarial/Administrative assistance is provided?       None

6.    Does the parish carry any outstanding loan commitments: No
      From whom:                 When payable:          Amount:

7.    Does the PCC have plans for capital projects in the foreseeable future? Yes, ongoing

8.    What plans are there to generate new income? Continuing work promoting stewardship;
      existing and ongoing fundraising for the Development project, including grant applications

9.    Are the Incumbent, Churchwardens or PCC involved in the administration of any
      Trusts?

      Kate Hargrave Almshouses, a property owning trust; three nominated people (including
      the incumbent when in post) are trustees. No financial implications.

      Hilda Rawnsley Trust administered by Standing Committee.




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St Mary the Blessed Virgin, Hawksworth Wood, with St Andrew the Apostle, Moor Grange.


                           INTRODUCTION: PARISH OFFICERS


BENEFICE: St Mary the Blessed Virgin, Hawksworth Wood, with St Andrew the Apostle, Moor
Grange.

PARISH: The Parish of Hawksworth Wood with Moor Grange

CHURCH WARDENS:

Name:          Suzan Hopkins (St Mary’s)      One vacancy for Church Warden at St Mary’s
Address:       43 Vesper Way
               Leeds LS5 3LW

Two vacancies for Church Wardens at St Andrew’s. Treasurer oversees building repairs.

PCC SECRETARY:

Name    Margaret Rawnsley
Address 191 Vesper Road
        Hawksworth Wood
        Leeds LS5 3NA
Tel No 0113 258 2228

PCC TREASURER:

Name Mr Keith Murray (St Andrew’s)
Address 15 West Park Drive
        Leeds LS16 5BL

No Treasurer at St Mary’s. Church pays for services of a bookkeeper and Team Vicar undertakes
role and tasks of Treasurer.

READER:
Name    Dee Hewitt
Address 64 Spen Approach
        Leeds LS16 5ES
Tel No  0113 2786450

LAY CHAIRPERSON OF PCC:

Name    Ian Anderson
Address 1 Middlecroft Close Leeds LS10 4QY
Tel No  0113 2773603




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St Mary the Blessed Virgin, Hawksworth Wood, with St Andrew the Apostle, Moor Grange.


NAME OF PARISH/BENEFICE:

A.    THE PARISH

1.    Please describe briefly the key features of the community in which your church is set.

      Hawksworth Wood Estate is a large local authority estate originally built for workers at the
      local forge. The forge was closed over ten years ago. At one time there was a significant
      number of professionals resident in the parish whereas nowadays there are large numbers
      of people dependent on benefits many of whom are single parent families and elderly
      residents. Outside the estate there are many owner-occupied properties, such as the
      Abbeydales and the Vesper Gates.

      Hawksworth Wood has just been awarded £1million from the Big Local Lottery to improve
      and revitalise the local community.

      Moor Grange also contains a large local authority estate but there are many more owner
      occupied properties and a more affluent community. Nearby is West Park Arts Centre which
      houses "Art Forms" a resource for music education in the city and is where Opera North
      rehearses.

      Both areas have substantial open green spaces and woods, accessible to the public

2.    General classification (please put in approximate percentages):

      City Centre   Nil              Inner City 60%                         Suburban 40%
      Rural         Nil              Commuter Village Nil                   Market Town Nil

3a.   What size is the Population? 7,738

3b.    Is this:      Increasing                Stable Yes              Decreasing

4.    How is the population distributed? Evenly distributed – two halves of parish separated
      by the railway line. Relatively compact.

5.    What percentage of housing is owner occupied? 30%

6.    What percentage of housing is represented by:
      Detached 5%          Semi       70%       Terrace 5%                  Flats 20%

7.    What are the significant age groups in the parish?
      (Percentages would be useful)

      Age 18-19: 5% Age 20-24: 10%         Age 24-60: 55% Age over 60: 30%

8.    What are the significant black and minority ethnic groups or communities in the
      parish?

      There are no significant black or ethnic groups or communities in the parish, but there are
      individuals and asylum seekers in and around the parish.

9a.   Where do most people work?

      There is no single significant employer. Leeds has a multitude of employers.

b     What kind of jobs do people do?

      All manner of employment is pursued, manual, office, public private, full time, part time etc
      …the labour market is diverse.

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 c.       What are the employment levels?

          There is a significant number of retired people and a significant number unemployed or sick
          within the parish. Hawksworth Wood will have higher than local average numbers
          unemployed, especially youth unemployment.

10.       What hospitals/Hospices/Retirement Homes/Sheltered Accommodation are in the
          parish?

          There are a few Retirement Homes/Sheltered Accommodation scattered across the parish:
          Alexandra Court Residential Home,
          Linton Croft Elderly Sheltered Accommodation,
          Spen Croft Psychiatric Sheltered Accommodation,
          Cragside Close Mix of family groups and sheltered accommodation.

11.       In what ways was the previous Incumbent involved with them?

          The previous incumbent had no involvement as the Team Ministry is still in its infancy, but
          the priest previously in charge of this parish held religious services in a sheltered housing
          complex for the elderly.

12.       In what ways are lay people involved in ministry with them?

          Home Communion has been provided in the past at some of these establishments.

13.       What schools are there in the parish?

       a) Please denote name and type of school
        Hawksworth Wood Primary School - Team Vicar is governor and takes assemblies.
         Children visit Church at Christmas/Easter.
       Hawksworth Wood Children’s Centre –First Step group monthly meeting held with small
         group of pre-school children and their parents/families.
       St Chad’s Primary School – Team Vicar and Team Curate have taken Assemblies.
       Abbey Grange Co E High School/Academy – Team Vicar was a governor until 2011 and
         retains some pastoral oversight and takes services in school in the absence of a school
         chaplain.

          b) What was the involvement of the Incumbent – see above

          c) In what ways are lay people involved? - Lay people support “First Steps”

          d) What resources does the PCC contribute to the school? - Visits to the two churches.

14Other Significant Institutions
        Hawksworth Wood Conservative Club
        Hawksworth Wood Older Peoples Support (HOPS) – close links to the church
           including future use of Church Hall as base-following refurbishment.
        Hawksworth Wood Community Association – close links with Church
        Scouts/Beavers & Brownies all linked to Church with quarterly Church Services for
           these uniformed groups. Scouts and Beavers use Church Hall – rent free
        Support the Elderly People (STEP) – group located at St Andrews Church- utilising
           church facilities.
        YMCA

15.       Other Faith Communities institutionally present e.g. Jewish, Muslim, Hindu etc.
          None

Does the parish possess a map defining the present parish boundaries? Yes

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St Mary the Blessed Virgin, Hawksworth Wood, with St Andrew the Apostle, Moor Grange.


B THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY

Please enter name of each church in       St Marys     St                               Benefice
the adjacent column                                    Andrews                           Total


Number on Church Electoral Roll           29           31                               59

Is the number                             Stable       Stable
increasing/decreasing/stable?

% from outside parish                     20%          20%

Significant age group(s)                  65+          65+

Statistics: as recorded on the last Annual Return
Average Sunday attendance               20             19

Christmas Communicants                    27 both churches

Easter Communicants                       50 both churches

Baptisms Adult                            4 both churches

Baptisms Infant                           9 both churches

Confirmations – Adult                     1 both churches

Confirmations – under 16 yrs              2 both churches

Weddings                                  2 both churches

Funerals in Church                        7 both churches

Funerals in Crematorium or Cemetery       7 both churches


2. Indicate areas of Lay Ministry involvement and numbers involved:

      j)   Licensed Readers - The parish has one licensed reader and a licensed Reader from St
           George’s preaches once a month
      k)   Worship (including Administration of Communion to the sick) The administration of
           communion to the sick has been provided in the past.
                              2 servers at St Andrew’s/5 Servers at St Mary’s
                              4 Chalice Administrators at St Andrew’s/4 at St Mary’s
      l)   Pastoral – The congregation meet socially and are active in local associations and
           support each other especially in times of sickness.
      m)   Teaching/Study Group Leaders - None
      n)   Healing -None
      o)   Sunday School, children and young people:- A Sunday club is run out of St Mary’s on a
           fortnightly basis.
      p)   Administration PCC Secretary and Church Committee Secretary in place. Treasurer at
           St Andrews whereas these services outsourced at St Mary’s. Church Warden at St
           Mary’s but no warden at St Andrews –although Treasurer looks after the estate.
      q)   Cleaning/Caretaking – undertaken by Church community at St Mary’s, Caretaker at St
           Andrews.
      r)   Other (please specify) People in each Church do flowers and set up the services. Each
           church has a rota for serving tea/coffee after Sunday Service.

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St Mary the Blessed Virgin, Hawksworth Wood, with St Andrew the Apostle, Moor Grange.



3.     Are the lay people involved in ministry organised into teams? No

4.     Ordained Ministry

     a) Number of Stipendiary clergy: One

     b) Numbers and degree of involvement of self-supporting clergy: One -3 days per week

     c) Numbers and degree of involvement of retired clergy: None

     d) Has the PCC passed Resolutions A, B, or C of the Ordination of Women to the Priesthood
         Measure and if so, which? No

5.    How many people from the parish have entered training for ordained or Reader
      ministry during the past five years? One

6.     What other Christian Churches are there in the Parish?

       Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
       West Park United Reform Church
       Leeds Reform Baptist Church
       Church of Latter Day Saints

7.     What links do you have with them – e.g. Churches Together, ministers meetings?

     These churches at 6 above along with St Stephens CoE and St Mary’s & St Andrews form
     “Abbey Churches together” that meet infrequently to co-ordinate/collaborate activities. For
     example: a joint Christian Service at the annual Kirkstall Festival (July) and Service of
     Remembrance in November.


8.     What links (if any) does the Parish have with neighbouring parishes?

      Abbeylands Team Ministry (St Andrews/St Mary’s, St Stephen’s & St Margaret’s)
      Attendance at Deanery Synod –quarterly

9      Is there a:

       (a) Parish Magazine? No                        How many are distributed?
           Does the Incumbent edit it? No

       (c) Sunday Service Sheet – occasionally for special services How many are printed? 50
           Does the Incumbent edit it? Yes

       (d) A weekly pew sheet produced by the Team Vicar includes notices. 50 printed.

       Copies of the magazine, service sheet and pew sheet will be brought to the Section 12
       meeting




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St Mary the Blessed Virgin, Hawksworth Wood, with St Andrew the Apostle, Moor Grange.


10 Mid Week Activities

        Church sponsored/promoted
            Wednesday Communion Service (Morning) St Andrews
            Using church premises – STEPs use St Andrews as a base and use Church Hall
               extensively.
            Church Hall used by Uniformed Groups (Scouts/Beavers) Friday night St Mary’s
               HOPS Bingo session – Tuesday night

11a. ‘Taking Care’ Policy

         a) Adopted by PCC on 10/06/95 (ST M) 07/02/96 (ST A)
        (b) Child Protection Officer - The Team Vicar has acted Child Protection Officer since the l
     last one left the parish.


11 Give details of Study/Bible Study/House/Prayer Groups in the Parish.

Lent Groups across St Andrew’s, St Mary’s and St Stephen’s

12      In what way are lay people involved in the Deanery and the Diocese?

Parish Rep on Deanery Synod -quarterly




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St Mary the Blessed Virgin, Hawksworth Wood, with St Andrew the Apostle, Moor Grange.


C      THE CHURCH’S WORSHIP

1.     Please supply a typical monthly schedule of Church Services, including weekday
       Services, indicating:

       a.    Type of Service eg. Parish Communion, Morning Prayer, Family Service etc.

               St Andrews
               Sunday           9.30am           Sung Eucharist
               Wednesday        10.00am          Said Eucharist)

               St Marys
               Sunday           11.00am Sung Eucharist

               5th Sunday in any month is a joint service (approx 6 per year)

       b.    Rite used
                Service Booklet taken from Common Worship

       c.   Average attendance
              20 at both churches.

       There are Parade Services and Baptism Services (Services of the Word) that take the
     place of Sung Eucharist on an occasional basis throughout the year.

2.   Church Tradition:
     What is the worship and theological tradition of your church? Welcoming and Eucharistic

     What vestments are customarily worn at Holy Communion? Alb, Chasuble & stole.

     Is the Sacrament reserved? Yes

3.   Are there any special features in the worship? (e.g. preaching, music, drama)

     Sunday school presentation at St Mary’s

4.   When was the pattern of Church Services last reviewed by the PCC and what
     changes were made?

     ASB to Common Worship (2001)
     Service times altered in 2011 to fit with less clergy in Team Ministry.

5.   What is the policy for Baptisms and who conducts the preparation?

     Take all comers –clergy do preparation.

6.   What is the policy for Weddings and who conducts the preparation?

     Normal preparation by clergy – 2 interviews and 1 rehearsal.

7    What is the PCC policy concerning marriage and divorced people?

     Content to marry divorced people –but policy left to individual clergy to determine.

8.   What is the PCC policy concerning Communion before Confirmation?

     Not decided.


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St Mary the Blessed Virgin, Hawksworth Wood, with St Andrew the Apostle, Moor Grange.


9.   Music

     Is there a choir? No

     Is there a Music group? No

     Is there an Organist/Director of music:     Yes
       Annual remuneration:       Organist/Choir Master: Organist - £480 for both churches

     Deputy: No

     What hymn books are regularly used? Complete Anglican Hymns Old & New




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St Mary the Blessed Virgin, Hawksworth Wood, with St Andrew the Apostle, Moor Grange.


D    BUILDINGS AND PROPERTY
     (for more than 4 parishes please insert a separate sheet)

1.   Church(es):

                                             St Marys      St Andrews
     Please enter name of each building
     in the adjacent columns
                                                           1967
     Year the church was built               1933
     (approximate)
                                             Listed        Modern
     Grade of Church                         Grade 2
                                             200           80 (200 to
     Seating Capacity                                      include
                                                           integral hall)
                                             2008          2008
     Date of Last Quinquennial
                                             Limited       Limited
     Work carried out since last
     inspection

     Outstanding problems relating to        Those         None
     building                                associated
                                             with an
                                             older
                                             building


2      Church Halls/Meeting Rooms managed by the PCC:
                                      St Marys      St Andrews
     Please enter name of each
     building in the adjacent columns

     Building:                             Church Hall    Integrated
                                                          Church hall

     Age:                                  1933           1967

     Condition Structural                  Reasonable     Good

     Condition of External Decoration      Poor           Good
     Condition of Internal
     Decoration/Survey                     Poor           Good
                                                          2010
     Date of last Inspection Survey        2012
                                                          Church
     By whom carried out                   Diocese        Wardens
                                           Surveyor
                                           Due to be      Minor repairs
       Outstanding problems relating to    refurbished*
       the building
* Refurbishment of St Mary’s Church Hall will hopefully be done by HOPS who will then lease the
building from St Mary’s

Who are the major users of the Hall? St Andrews – STEP
                                    St Marys –HOPS/Scouts/Beavers/Taekwondo

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D     BUILDINGS AND PROPERTY (continued)

3.   House(s) owned by the PCC (for more than 3 please insert a separate sheet)
     none

      Please enter name of              n/a          n/a              n/a
      each building in the
      adjacent columns
      Age

      Condition Structural

      Condition of External
      Decoration
      Condition of Internal
      Decoration
      Date of last
      Inspection/Survey by
      Diocesan Surveyor
      Outstanding problems
      relating to the building
      Occupied by licensed
      stipendiary minister
      Water rates paid by PCC?


4.   Churchyards (for more than 2 please insert a separate sheet)

     Please enter name of each churchyard in                        N/A
     the adjacent columns                        N/A

     Open or closed by Order in Council

     If closed who is responsible for
     maintenance?

     Is maintenance effective?




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St Mary the Blessed Virgin, Hawksworth Wood, with St Andrew the Apostle, Moor Grange.


E    FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

1.   Please insert here: a copy of the Parochial Accounts as at the last Annual Meeting

 Please enter name of each church in adjacent        St
 columns                                            Marys/St
                                                    Andrews
 Annual Income last financial year                  31558

 Annual Income previous financial year              31081

 Annual Expenditure last financial year             41665

 Annual Expenditure previous financial year         62383
                                                               (some
 Total Reserves at the end of last financial year   377334     restricted)
 Sources of Income last year (please state
 amounts involved):
 Gift Aided Giving                                  5726
 Tax recovered from Gift Aid                        935
 Other Pledged Giving                               2540
 Open Plate Offertories and Donations               4782

 Income from Investments                            2110

 Fee Income                                         946
 General Fundraising efforts                        672
 Fundraising efforts for special purposes e.g.      689
 church fabric.

 Administration of Finance:
 Do you have a Gift Aid/Pledged Giving              yes
 Administrator?
 Do you have a person to promote                    no
 Giving/Stewardship?
 Date of last Christian Giving Review               2009

 Do you prepare an annual budget?                   No
  (Please insert a copy of the current year’s
 budget)
 What proportion of ordinary income is budgeted     617 plus   *Committed
 to charity/Mission outside of parish?              £25000*    to HOPS
 Parish Share:                                                 for hall
 How much is your Parish Share allocation?          18796

 Is this paid                                       Monthly
 monthly/quarterly/annually/irregularly?            at St
                                                    Marys
 (St Mary’s pay £500 a month and meet               Monthly
 outstanding amount from reserves)                  at St
                                                    Andrews
 If your Parish Share was not paid in full last     N/A
 year how much was the deficit?
 Do you have historic share debt, if so how         No
 much?


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2.     What is the PCC’s policy on Christian Giving/Stewardship?
        There is no policy- people give what they can afford.

3a. Amount of expenses paid to clergy last year £2349 (this includes Team Vicar and
Team Curate)

 b.    Does this cover full reimbursement of clergy expenses of office? Yes

4.    Are monthly expenses claims submitted by the clergy? Yes

5.     What Secretarial/Administrative assistance is provided? None on a regular basis

6.     Does the parish carry any outstanding loan commitments: No
       From whom:                 When payable:          Amount:

7.     Does the PCC have plans for capital projects in the foreseeable future? Yes – but St
       Mary’s Church Hall being leased to HOPS who will undertake and be responsible for capital
       project to re-furbish the Church Hall.

8.     What plans are there to generate new income? Bids made for funding to carry out
       recommendations of feasibility study

9.     Are the Incumbent, Churchwardens or PCC involved in the administration of any
       Trusts? Yes, involves irregular meetings – not frequent.
          Incumbent:
       Diggery Close –money given to youth of the parish (Investment Fund);
       Mary Butler Trust – occasional grants given at discretion of trustees.




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CIRCULATION:
    The Designated Officer                   Mr Peter Mojsa
                                             peter.mojsa@riponleeds-diocese.org.uk

     The Bishop                              The Rt Revd James Bell
                                             bishop.knaresb@btinternet.com

     The Archdeacon                          The Venerable Paul Hooper
                                             paul.hooper@riponleeds-diocese.org.uk

     The Area Dean                           Revd Steve Smith
                                             simeve@ntlworld.com

     The Lay Chairman of Deanery             Mrs Betty Pearson
                                             bettypearson@btinternet.com

     The Parish Representatives
     St Mary’s/St Andrew’s                   Mrs Dee Hewitt
                                             Dolores.hewitt@ntlworld.com
                                             Ms Suzan Hopkins
                                             Suzan.hoppkins@sky.com
                                             Ms Evelyn Roberts
                                             Robertsevelyn71@yahoo.co.uk

     St Stephen’s                            Mr Jan Roclawski
                                             janjroclawski@aol.com
                                             Mr Ken Endersby
                                             1 Holt Rise, Leeds LS16 7QF
                                             Mrs Judith Endersby
                                             1 Holt Rise, Leeds LS16 7QF
                                             Bob Masterson
                                             mstrmn@sky.com

     St Margaret’s                           Miss Rosemary Gaunt
                                             rosemarygaunt@btinternet.com>,
                                             Dr Gabrielle Ibberson
                                             gbsyme@uwclub.net

    The PCC Secretaries
    St Mary’s/St Andrew’s                    Mrs Margaret Rawnsley
                                             margaret.rawnsley@sky.com

     St Stephen’s                            Dr Annette Torode
                                             annette@torode.org.uk,

     St Margaret’s                           Mrs Diane Childs
                                             dianechilds60@gmail.com

     The Team Clergy
     Team Vicar                              Revd Lesley Ashton
                                             lesley.ashton1@ntlworld.com
     Team Curate                             Revd Bridget Hawkins
                                             bridget_hawkins_bfc@hotmail.com
     Hon Asst Priest (St Margaret’s)         Revd David Guest
                                             david.guest3@virgin.net
     Retired clergy                          Revd Derek Grasby
                                             Derek.grasby@gmail.com

      PCC members

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               For St Mary’s/St Andrews

Signed         …………………………….

Position       …………………………….

Date           …………………………….



                 For St Stephen’s

Signed         …………………………….

Position       …………………………….

Date           …………………………….




               For St Margaret’s

Signed         …………………………….

Position       …………………………….

Date           …………………………….




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