Who’s Who

Clergy

Parish Priest – Rev. Benedetto D’Autilia, BA (Hons), STB

Permanent Deacon – Rev. Mr Paul Priestley


The Pastoral Council

Father Benedetto D’Autilia – President

Jacque H. – Interim-Chair

Claire W. – Secretary

Deacon Paul Priestley – Catechesis

Eric W. – Finance (Chair of the Finance and Property Committee)

Dee H.

John W. – Safeguarding, Property & Maintenance & H&S

Patrick C. – Property & Maintenance

Rosemary T.

Gill D.

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’s mission is to promote our common vocation to Holiness within the Catholic Church, which is our Mother and Teacher.

The Pastoral Council’s objectives are:

  • To consider and implement the actions identified in the two-monthly meetings as appropriate.
  • To work collaboratively with the Parish Groups, offering advice and support, and tracking progress as appropriate.

Frequency of meetings:

Meetings are held every two months

Quorate:

The Parish Priest & Five members constitute a quorum.

Pastoral Council’s Reporting structure:

The council 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.


Finance and Property Committee

The Finance and Property Committee’s aim is:

To provide the Parish Priest with necessary assistance in the administration of the goods of the Parish, according to the norms of Canon Law and of the Diocesan Bishop.

Frequency of meetings:

Meetings are called by the Parish Priest with the advice of the Chair and of the Accountant. Ideally every quarter.

Quorate:

The Parish Priest, the Chair & Four members constitute a quorum.


Parish Pastoral Groups

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

  • Communications (to be developed)
  • Catechesis
  • Health and Safety
  • Social Activities
  • Youth (to be developed)
  • Charities

Each Group has a Leader responsible for its activities, and who reports on progress to the Parish Priest and to the Pastoral Council. Each member of the Pastoral Council has been made responsible for a specific Pastoral Group, and liaises with them regularly, to ensure the Pastoral Council is fully informed about what is happening in the parish.

The groups include a broad representation of individuals with the necessary skills.