Parish Pastoral Council

Our Role

The role of the Parish Pastoral Council is to work with the Parish Priest, Parish Groups and parishioners to assist the entire parish community to achieve the mission of the Church within the local community.

It seeks to enrich the quality of parish life by providing opportunities for parishioners: to grow in the faith; to discover and live out their personal and community call, and to live out the message of the Gospels as Catholics in today’s society.

The Pastoral Council will :

  • Grow in understanding and knowledge of what is already happening in the Parish
  • Encourage and support the good work of existing groups within the Parish
  • Search out and respond to the hopes, ideas, needs and concerns of parishioners
  • make decisions that reflect the values of the Gospel and the teachings of the Church
  • Set long-term and short-term goals for the Parish
  • Provide opportunities for parishioners to grow in their relationship with God and with each other

Council Members

The following are elected and appointed members of the Pastoral Council.  Each member as well as being involved in all aspects of the Council business also is nominated as a liason for the various parish groups.  This is indicated below.

Fr Paul Newman
Rev. Dr. Juan Carlos Valer
Mark Booton
Geoff Rowlands
Kevin Boyle
James Kissane
Simon Baldwin
Lewis Fenn Griffin
Eileen Rees
David McArdle
Fran Wickes
Eddie Duncombe
Sanju Sabu
Claire Cox
Georgia Clewer
Parish Priest
ex officio – St. Alban’s School
PPC Chair, Welcomers, Stewards, CAFOD, Youth Group
Building & Grounds Maintenance
PPC Secretary, Readers, Spirituality, Bidding Prayers
Altar Servers, Website
Young Confirmation, Music
Oakwood Groups
Oakwood Groups
Oakwood Groups, Communications
Counters, Social
Eucharistic Ministers
Children’s Liturgy
ex officio – Young Persons Representative

Mission Statement


Parish Council Minutes

For minutes from October 2012 onwards follow this LINK


13th September 2012
21st June 2012
26th April 2012
1st March 2012
12th January 2012


14th July 2011
19th May 2011
3rd March 2011
20th January 2011


9th December 2010
4th November 2010
30th September 2010
19th August 2010
24th June 2010
18th March 2010
16th February 2010
14th January 2010


12th November 2009
9th September 2009