Tuesday and Wednesday The last two evenings have been taken up with chairing PCC (Parochial Church Council) meetings in two different parishes. Since Falstone with Greystead and Thorneyburn don't have a minutes secretary at the moment, I had to spend some of the afternoon cobbling together minutes from my notes of the last meeting. The PCC seemed to find them accurate, but it's not the best way of working! Otterburn was a different matter with a smoothly efficient secretary. Both meetings included important discussions on our priorities in serving our communities and in enabling people to worship. Both PCC's have financial concerns which have to be kept in perspective when other people in the world (often quite near home) are hungry or homeless.