MINUTES OF HOLY SPIRIT RAMBLING GROUP  AGM 2018    JANUARY 9th 10.45 am in the Church meeting room


Coffee and Tea were served at the start.

Present: Pat Babbage,Kath Barnie, Mike Blundell, Sarah Brown, Dave Callaghan, Judy Crumpin, Brian Eamonson, Mary Goodwin,  Val Hinchcliffe, Frank & Sue Hollingworth, John Love, Frank & Pat McChrystal,

Audrey Rodrigues, Perla Stratton,  Marian Thompson

Apologies: Val Hinchcliffe, Maggie Knowles, Susan Krakinka, Jenny Love, Karin Moor, Elizabeth Paxton, Shirley Wallwork


The meeting started with a minutes silence to remember two group members who had died this last year - Doreen Callaghan  and Dick Howell – followed by prayer

Minutes of last AGM were circulated, read and agreed.


Matters arising not on Agenda: The money was raised by Churches Together for the new cross on Cobden Edge. It was erected in July and a service of dedication took place in September – Some members of the group attended.


Finance:   Frank H  had produced accounts for the year.  There is a surplus of £3,110.99 but some of this is needed for the deposit for our Autumn break.

Insurance – Frank H will check that we are still covered by the Diocesan insurance. If this is the case it was agreed to make a donation to  our local Mountain Rescue teams - Glossop and Kinder .

The subs can stay at £5. Sue H will collect.


Walks during the year

Saturday walks Marian had been contacted by Brian Emonson from St Chad’s Ramblers who also had a regular monthly walk which often clashed with ours.  To enable people to come to both if they wished it was agreed that we have our walks on the second Saturday of the month in future.

People were asked to sign up to lead on the walk’s sheet as usual.


Tuesday evening Summer walks will start in May – Frank H will send an email out and the info will be in Holy Spirit weekly bulletin.

 Some members of the group now walk regularly on Wednesdays. Frank H reported these walks are about 7 miles and do not involve much ( any ) climbing. Anyone who would like to join this group please ask Frank H. It was agreed this group should also come under Holy Spirit Ramblers.

Churches Together Wellspring Walk this year is Saturday January 26th starting at 9.45 am at Holy Spirit. This will replace the A walk for January – sponsor forms available.


Away –breaks 2019

Spring at the Rendez Vous Hotel.  Skipton.  April 2-5  Names and deposits have been taken for this and full payment will soon be required. Frank to email


The Autumn has proved a little difficult but it now looks as if The Royal Victoria Llanberis can accommodate us on Oct 1- 4.   Frank will ask for deposits for this when the booking is confirmed.


A.O. B  As it was Mary Goodwin’s birthday the group sang Happy Birthday and gave her a card.


Date of next year’s AGM Tuesday January 7th at  10.45 am in the church Meeting Room.

The meeting finished at 11.30 am




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