Parish Pastoral Council

What we do

The Parish Pastoral Council is both a representative group, as well as a group
representing some of the key ministries of the Parish. The Council meets four
times per year, February, May, July & November at 8pm in the upper new hall.
It has been part of the parish life since its introduction in the wake of Vatican II
in the 1970’s. It is a vibrant and powerful meeting place of ideas and support
for the Parish Priest, where key items of parish growth and developments are

The Pastoral Council is concerned with all areas of Parish activity that allow
parishioners to best live out the life of faith and Christian witness and deals
with the Mission of the Church, planning both for the short and long term.
The Council is made up of:

  •  Parish Priest

  •  Parish Pastoral Assistant

  •  Chairman (appointed by the Parish Priest)

  •  Parish Administrator

  •  Parish Treasurer

  •  Coordinators of all pastoral concern

Its members are part of an ongoing and fluid group who meet to push forward
the ideas and challenges for the parish. An example of that is it is currently
taking steps to make is presence more known in the life of the parish so that it
can engage and renew its mission.

Many of the key developments over the years in this Parish have been
formulated by the Parish Council and these include the building of the new
halls, the disability access and the redecoration of the church and its environs.
It is also a place where current issues are discussed and the many
programmes and developments in our life of Ministry are formulated and
acknowledged. Youth has been a constant concern for the PPC and the
formation and development of the role of the Parish in Evangelisation is a key
issue. For further detailed information the PPC minutes are also available on
the parish website and these give one a flavour of the purpose and the
challenge that the PPC brings to parish life. It is grounded in prayer and

Suggestions for items to be put on the Agenda are to be sent into the Parish.
A copy of both the Agenda and Minutes are published for the Parish on the
noticeboard and parish website.

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