Parish Pastoral Council
The Parish Pastoral Council develops a shared vision and strategy for the long term of our parish, in partnership with the faith community. The PPC encourages and promotes the inclusion of all members of the parish in the work and mission of the local Church. The PPC encourages and facilitates communication within the parish community and between parish groups. The PPC assists and advises the parish clergy in the general running of the parish.
The current PPC members are :
Claire Hildreth (Chair), Pablo Basombria (Vice Chair), Beth Banigan (Secretary), Mary Butlin, John Byrne, Anne Gooding, Trish Greenwood, Gavin Hay, Margaret Newton, Irena Obszanska, Anne Starkie, Father Stachyra
We meet once a month. If you have any suggestion for consideration by the PPC, please email the parish office or leave a note in the suggestion box in the Church entrance.
The Finance Committee is the only parish body required by canonical law. The members, who are required to be appointed by the parish priest, meet with Fr Stachyra SChr approximately every month to review the Parish finances and to advise Father Stachyra SChr on Parish financial matters. The Finance Committee’s remit includes the financing of the maintenance of the Parish properties, including the Church, the Presbytery and the Hall, the running of the Parish’s fund raising and the production of annual accounts.
The Liturgy Group comprises the Parish Priest and representatives from the Choir, Folk Group, Readers and Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist together with any members of the congregation who would like to attend the meetings which are held three times a year. As well as the everyday Liturgy of the Parish, we discuss and plan for ‘special’ occasions like Christmas, Easter, First Holy Communion, Confirmation and Remembrance Sunday, including preparation such as Holy Hours, Stations of the Cross, etc.
The primary role The Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service (CSAS) is one of co-ordination, advice and support in respect of safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. The Safeguarding Representative promotes this role within the parish; is trained so that they have a sound knowledge of safeguarding policies and procedures and facilitates the safer recruitment process at local level using the Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS). If you require information regarding a DBS check please contact the Parish Safeguarding Representative, Hedy Lorant, by email; email@example.com If you require a DBS application pack, please contact the Parish Office.