Regarding the sale of the old Rectory (1, St John’s Hill) the Rector reported that the £6,500 cash offer (£103,000 today) had fallen through at a late stage. He had spoken to two Estate Agents that day and they were not despondent.
Regarding the financing of the new Rectory at 1 The Avenue, a cheque for £2,000 had been asked for by the Church Commissioners.
Mrs Blaker had given £500 towards the cost (£8,000 today).
Southover Church loan of £1,000 (£16,000) was to be paid into Barclay’s Bank at the end of the week.
There was also a loan of £1,000 from a private individual and the Rector suggested that £500 of this should be repaid immediately.
Mrs Mascall offered the thanks of the PCC to Mrs Harold Blaker for her very generous gift.
(Extract from PCC Meeting, 28th of January 1969)