Chairman 2008/9: Pat Cairney (Tel 633681)
Deputy chair 2008/9: Claire Samber Tel 416968
Secretary 2008/9: Andrew Strowbridge
Photographs and Contact details of PPC members are available on the noticeboards in each church.
Bishop Crispian has asked all parishes to develop Pastoral Councils. The foundations of our PPC rest on the principles set out in Papal documents, particularly Christifideles laici (Christ's Faithful People). The PPC is a group of lay people who work together with the priest and religious of the parish. It is concerned with the people - the living bricks of the church - rather than bricks, mortar, roof, or financial matters.
Underlying everything the PPC does is the Parish Mission Statement:
"Our endeavour is to encourage and enable every member to fulfil their unique Christian role within our Parish and within the wider community"
We aim to respond to the needs of the parish - and so our work is often dictated by the feedback we get from the various open meetings and AGMs we hold throughout the year. At present we have working parties looking at (amongst other issues), welcome ministry, communication, youth and neighbourhood cells.
You can read the latest on what we’ve discussed at our meetings by checking out the notice board. We will be posting an update there after each meeting.
Elections are held to the PPC every year - normally on the first and second Sunday of July. Elected Members will serve for three years, and may not stand again for three years. For further details, a copy of the PPC constitution is available from the Parish Office.