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Parish Pastoral Council

According to its Constitution, the Parish Pastoral Council is an advisory and policy making body of elected and nominated parish representatives, presided over by the Parish Priest.

It is a forum for information, needs, proposals and action and provides mutual support for parish workers and priests. It seeks always to enable and empower others so that all may give freely of their gifts without being over-burdened. It calls all to exercise the responsibility of the priesthood received in baptism, so that the work is evenly shared out and not allowed to drift into the hands of the few.


Any Member of the Council must be a baptised practising Catholic aged 16 or over.

The Council is comprised of three groups:

Ex officio members

President’s appointments

10 members elected by the parish (5 elected annually to serve for two years)


Ex officio Members:

Fr  William Massie, Parish Priest (President)

Bro. John McAllister (Society of Mary representative) – for 2 years, renewable


President’s Appointments  – for 3 years, renewable

Gwen Carruthers (Finance)

Tim Carruthers (Hall & Social Club & Maintenance)

Margaret Crummay (Gift Aid)


Elected Members

Five Members are elected for two years at each Annual General Meeting (Parish Open Meeting) by a ballot and a simple majority.


Elected for 2022-24

Josie Pipkin

Susanna Teixeira Damaso

Patty Cacho

Tomasz Szumik

Teresa Doto

Priyanka Perera


Continuing until 2023

Miriam Moore

James Preece

Thérèse Hubbard


Officers are elected by Council members at their first meeting after the AGM.


                      Officers for 2022-2024:

Chair:                        Priyanka Perera

Vice-Chair:                Miriam Moore

Secretary:                   Miriam Moore