Pastoral Parish Council Meetings
The Parish Council is an elected body of parishioners who have a consultative role in the
governance of the parish.
Purpose of the Council
The purpose of the Parish Council is:
To promote the involvement of the parishioners of St Mary’s in the life and work of the parish.
To coordinate the work and growth of the church in four areas, namely Spiritual, Social,
Buildings/Maintenance and Finance. These areas will be reviewed at regular intervals.
To advise the Parish Priest on any point on which he seeks advice.
To survey regularly any needs referred to them by the Parish Priest and to advise him on satisfying those needs;
To undertake any work assigned to them by the Parish Priest with their agreement.
Responsibilities of the Council
The responsibilities of the council are:
Mission, worship and formation: The fundamental mission of preaching the Gospel to everyone,
celebration of the Sacraments and forming us all in the image of Christ.
Social: For the care and wellbeing of people in all matters not strictly spiritual as well as the development
of the community and the co-ordination of fundraising in conjunction with the Parish Finance Committee.
Buildings: Ensure the upkeep, development and maintenance of all properties and assets.
Finance: Review reports and recommendations to/from the Parish Finance Committee.