The Parish Pastoral Council is a representative body of Christ’s faithful whose purpose is the promotion of the mission of the Church in all its aspects in the three parishes.

This will involve prayerful discernment about the pastoral needs of the parish. The discernment is enlightened by the local experience of the members and the reading of the signs of the times in the light of the gospel.

The members of the Parish Pastoral Council will at all time work in close collaboration with the parish priest. It is to be understood by all members that the nature of the Parish Pastoral Council is consultative and advisory.

Since the Parish Pastoral Council is established to assist the parish priest to exercise his ministry, its deliberations are to be informed by the word of God, the teaching of the Church and the directives of the Bishop.

To ensure that it is capable of doing so every meeting will begin with a time of prayer and reflection.

A new format PPC will be established in Autumn 2017.