Minute Book - 1930 to 1939
The following extracts are taken from the St Anne's Church, Sale, 'Minute Book' - and give details of the Vestry Meetings between 1930 and 1939.
25th April 1930
Vicar’s Warden: Mr J Harcourt Willson. Renters’ Warden: Mr Fleetwood S Churchill.
Newspaper cutting “Rev HA James going to Sussex next week”
[Note: Date of cutting unknown.]
Rev James gave a brief history of the church at his presentation.
Mr Willson presented a cheque for £48-4-6 which ... had been subscribed by members of the congregation, Sunday School teachers and scholars, choir members, the Men’s Brotherhood, the Tennis and Badminton Club and the Girl Guides. Bouquets were also presented to Mrs James by Miss Walker …
The evening concluded with entertainment ... accompanied by Mr Stratton.
Accounts y/e 31 December 1930
Receipts, £1160-9-6 (Expenses Account) Repairs to the chalice, £0-15-6 (W Batty and Sons Ltd) Bell repairs, £6-18-6 (JW Winstanley)
17th April 1931
[Note: From a newspaper cutting, “Sale Guardian” 24/4/31
Vicar’s Warden: Left over until a new vicar was instituted. Renters’ Warden: Mr FS Churchill.
27th July 1931 - Induction of the Rev HA Wahltuch
Two newspaper cuttings
Former Parish: St Thomas’s, Lower Crumpsall. Induction by The Bishop of Chester. The Trustees present were Messrs TA Needham, EL Sandbach, HJ Marriott and FS Churchill. Mr Wahltuch ... hoped that in time it would be possible to add Scouts and Cubs and Rovers ...
7th August 1931
Vicar’s Warden: Mr J Harcourt Willson.
8th April 1932
Vicar’s Warden: Dr H Heathcote. Renters’ Warden: Mr CE Wright.
Accounts y/e 31 December 1932
Church Expenses Account Expenses, £1035-12-3 and Bank Balance Overdrawn, £22-6-9 Organist, £ 70 and Choir £37-10-6 Verger, J Warrington £40; Church Cleaner, Mrs Snape £33-6-0; Bellringer, etc. £26; Making fires for Council Meetings, £0-13-0 Sister Jarman, £93-17-6.
28th April 1933
Vicar’s Warden: Dr Heathcote. Renters’ Warden: Mr Wright.
Accounts y/e 31 December 1933
Church Expenses Account Receipts, £1062-15-4 and Balance £73-15-5. Sister Jarman, £104-7-0.
28th April 1933 Annual Church Meeting
The Roll: 365.
Annual Report: “... the Envelope System had borne gratifying results ...”.
Lay Reader: Sister Jarman. Diocesan Conference Reps.: Mr Marriott, Mr Crosby and Mr Willson. Ruri-Decanal Conference Reps.: Mr Macarthur and Mrs Brisbane.
Accounts for y/e 31 December 1932
Receipts, £1035-12-3 Balance, £22-6-9 Overdrawn Payments, Vicar, in Endowments, £400-0-0 Vicar, Balance of Guarantee, £41-2-8 Vicar, Easter offering, £53-7-6 Sister Jarman, £93-17-6 Organist, £70-0-0 Choir, £37-10-6 Verger, J Warrington, £40-0-0 Cleaner, Mrs Snape, £33-6-0 Bell Ringer, L Parry, £26-0-0
Assistant Clergy Fund:
Payments Rev Veerman, £3-3-0 Rev Brook, £3-3-0
Repairs to Vicarage, £66-5-3
13th April 1934
Vicar’s Warden: Dr Heathcote. Renters’ Warden: Mr Wright.
Accounts y/e 31 December 1934
Church Expenses Account Receipts, £1159-16-10 and Balance £80-18-3 Sister Jarman (up to date of leaving), £19-3-0 Expenses on dissolution of Cricket Club, £10 (arrears of rent) The Curate, £175
13th April 1934 Annual Parochial Church Meeting
Roll: 350 No.
“... the curate would commence his duties on the 23rd April ...”.
Receipts, £1063-15-4 Balance, £73-15-5
11th April 1935 Annual Parochial Church Meeting
“... referred to the duties of the PCC ... hoped more attention would be given to co-operation in the spiritual side of the churches work ...”
Ruri-decanal Conference: Mrs Wahltuch and Mr Welton.
“… in 1936 the combined vestry and parochial church meetings be held on the same evening either before or after Easter at the discretion of the parochial church council”. Carried.
2nd May 1935 Vestry Meeting
Vicar’s Warden: Dr Heathcote. Peoples’ Warden: Mr Wright.
Accounts y/e 31 December 1935
Church Expenses Account Receipts, £ 1168-10-1 and Balance £75-10-5 The Curate, £260
24th April 1936 Vestry Meeting
Vicar’s Warden: Dr Heathcote. Peoples’ Warden: Mr Goodwin.
24th April 1936 Parochial Church Meeting
[Note: Minutes signed by SB Warburton, 9-4-37 (Vicar Designate)]
Secretary: Mr Russell.
“... council should not be concerned with financial and social matters and hoped that in the coming year there would be discussions on the spiritual work of the parish”.
“... the fabric fund consisted of an investment of £200 in the hands of the Trustees”.
Triennial election of 3 lay representatives: Mr Ingleby, Mr Richards, Mr Marriott.
Annual election of 2 lay representatives: Mrs Wahltuch, Mr Richards.
Accounts y/e 31 December 1936
Church Expenses Account, £1197-18-1 (Pew Rents £226-3-9) The Curate, £260 (SB Warburton) Balance, £82-17-1
9th April 1937 - Vestry Meeting
Vicar designate in the Chair.
“Tribute was paid to the sterling qualities of our late Vicar”.
Vicar’s Warden: Dr Heathcote. Peoples’ Warden: Dr Hankey.
9th April 1937 Annual Parochial Church Meeting
“... the Diocese was undertaking the responsibility of purchasing a site at the bottom of Conway Rd (on Norris Rd) with a view to building a Mission Church thereon at a later date”.
“... sooner or later the re-decoration of the church would have to be undertaken”.
Ruri-decanal Conference: Mr Goodwin and Mrs Tyrell.
28th April 1938 Combined Vestry and Parochial Church Electors
Vicar’s Warden: Dr Heathcote. Peoples’ Warden:Dr Hankey.
28th April 1938 Annual Meeting
Approximately 440 No.
Rev G Niblock expected in June.
Clothing Club and Memorial Fund A/c:
To be closed and Parish Hall A/c merged in 100,000/- scheme.
“... matter of decorations had become urgent ...”.
Ruri-decanal Conference: Mr Way, Mr Knight.
21st April 1939 Annual Meeting
“... spire ... would be safe for another 12 months ...”. “... there had been dry rot in the church about 5 times ...”.
Diocesan Reps.: Mr Marriott and Dr Hankey. Ruri-Dec Reps.: Mrs Knight, Mr Leach and Mr Maxwell.
28th April 1939 PCC
Hon. Sec.: Mr Russell.
“... further dry rot in the church ... roof and guttering should be overhauled very carefully and especially the ease gutters should be thoroughly inspected and cleaned out; slates re-fastened, spouting flushed ...”.
Tennis Club; Dramatic Society; Bowling Club; Brotherhood; Missions; Sunday School; MU; Day School; Scouts; Elocution; Parish Magazine; Mission Church.
“... team for the Young Peoples Bible Class and question of a pitch was raised ...”.