Minutes of Meeting No. 10 on 29th January 2024

St. Andrew’s Kirk, Glass

Trust Members

Minutes of Meeting No. 10, 29th January 2024

at Glebe House

Present:

E Andrews (EAA)

Marc Day (MBD)

Mike Taitt (MPT)

  1. The minutes of the 9th meeting held on 8th may 2023 were approved.

Matters arising: The visit of the window repairer took place and the work was now scheduled for March 2024.

  1. EAA presented the treasurer’s report together with a cash flow forecast for the next 3 months. This forecast indicates that the trust is able to meet its commitments for the period. The subject of insurance for the church was discussed and the treasurer answered questions about the increased costs as the recent renewal premium was £3382 (after a reduction of about £100 was applied by the brokers after complaints at the cost were made). This represents the biggest outgoing for the trust and the treasurer expressed his opinion that a cheaper source was unlikely to be found and that the cost was high as a result of the building being listed.

  1. The current state of the conversion of the vestry into a kitchen and toilet area was discussed with the expectation that it should be completed by 15th February when a contractor was to complete the flooring. After this work a completion certificate would be applied for from the council.

There followed discussion around what further work might be needed to maintain the viability of the building and the need to have regular assessments of the structure to identify any potential problems. It was agreed that a suitably qualified person would be approached with a view to carrying out such inspections and the cost implications thereof.

The trustees discussed various forms of fund raising and the idea of a “Friends of Glass Kirk” group was raised together with the need for either a trustee or someone outside the trust to take the idea and manage it.

  1. Item 4 then led to discussions about replacing the late Margo Wordie as a trustee. It was agreed that once again they should look for someone local with commitment to Glass and the church. Approaches would be made to persons whom it was thought might be interested

  1. Any Other Business: None was raised

  1. It was agreed that the next meeting should be held when progress had been made

  1. There being no further business, the meeting was closed.