Who’s Who


Parish Priest – Father Benedetto D’Autilia

Permanent Deacon – Rev. Mr Paul Priestley

The Pastoral Council

Father Benedetto D’Autilia – President

Jacque Hamilton – Interim-Chair

Claire Wylot – Secretary

Deacon Paul Priestley – Evangelisation, Education and Catechesis

Eric Williams – Finance (Chair of the Finance and Property Council)

Dee Harvey

Kim Darvey

John Wiggins  H&S, Property & Maintenance

Patrick Crotty; H&S, Property & Maintenance

Rosemary Tanyanyiwa

Gill Duval

The Pastoral Council’s aim is:

To support and advise the Parish Priest on the running of the Parish as a single entity and promote our churches as a places of worship. The Council mission is to promote our child like affiliation to the Catholic Church, which is our Mother and Teacher in the Diocese of Northampton.

The Pastoral Council’s objectives are:

  • To consider and implement the actions identified in the Parish Strategy Action Plan as appropriate.
  • To support the greater integration of our two churches of St Wulstan’s and Our Lady of Grace into a single, thriving Parish.
  • To work collaboratively with the Parish Groups, offering advice and support, and tracking progress as appropriate.

Frequency of Pastoral Council meetings:

Meetings are held every two months


The Parish Priest & Five members constitute a quorum.

Pastoral Council’s Reporting structure:

The team reports to, and is accountable to the Parish Priest.

Members tenure of office:

The term of office of each member is three years, reviewed annually.

Minutes of Meetings:

Copies of these can be found on the notice board at each church.

Purpose of the Parish Implementation and Development Teams (PIDT)

These parishioners are responsible for the co-ordination and implementation of Parish activities under the headings of:

  • Communications
  • Evangelisation
  • Education and Catechesis
  • Finance
  • Health and Safety, Property and Compound Maintenance
  • Liturgy
  • Social and Culture
  • Youth

Each Implementation Team has a Leader responsible for its activities, and who reports on progress to the PST. Each PST member has been made responsible for a specific Implementation Team, and liaises with them regularly, to ensure the PST is fully informed about what is happening in the parish.

The groups include a broad representation of individuals with the necessary skills and attributes, who have previously served their communities. This builds on the strengths and talents that exist and will facilitate the cohesion of “one” community for BJHN Parish.

Individuals were approached directly by Fr Innocent and invited to serve the parish.