Parish Pastoral Council

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.


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)

Fr Peter Taylor, Assistant Priest

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


Freda Carroll

Susana Teixeira-Damaso

Marianne Hopkin

Priyanka Perera

Josie Pipkin


Thérèse Hubbard

Carol Lavelle

Miriam Moore

Rob Pipkin

James Preece

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

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

Officers for 2020-2022:

Chair: Therese Hubbard

Vice-Chair: Priyanka Perera

Secretary: Miriam Moore