Our Church Our Lady & St.Cuthberts RC Church
Church Hill
Crook
County Durham DL15 9DN
Tel: 01388 762724
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OUR LADY IMMACULATE & ST. CUTHBERT'S

PURPOSE OF THE PARISH COUNCIL
The Parish Council will work with our Parish Priest in encouraging and leading all parishioners in their journey of faith and in taking Christís message of love and hope to the wider community and to the world.

To this end, our Parish Council will:

  • Encourage all parishioners to take a full part in the life of the parish.
  • Strive to involve young people in the life of the parish by listening to them and helping and encouraging them to develop new liturgical, spiritual and social activities to suit their needs.
  • Through the promotion and support of the work of existing parish groups and the creation of new groups if needed, oversee, develop and co-ordinate
  •    A. the pastoral, liturgical, fundraising, social and administrative activities of the parish
  •    B. our ties with other Christian communities in Crook and surrounding areas
  •    C. our work in the local community and in promoting peace and justice in the world and
  •    D. the maintenance of the buildings and other assets of the parish
  • Build up our ties with the parish school and with the secondary schools which our young people attend.
  • Act as the Parish Finance Committee1 .
  • Ensure that robust structures exist to maintain and develop the life of the parish if the time comes when we have no resident parish priest.
  • Appoint two parishioners to represent it on the Diocesan Pastoral Council.
  • 1To be a member of the Parish Council you must be appointed to the Parish Finance Committee by the Parish Priest

    MEMBERS OF THE PARISH COUNCIL:

    The MEMBERS OF THE PARISH COUNCIL and their roles or which ministry they represent are shown below.

    MEMBER

    PHOTOGRAPHS

    ROLE/REPRESENTS

    Fr John Clohosey

    Fr John

    Parish Priest

    Michael Rowell

    Deacon Michael

    Deacon

    Sister Mary Jane

    SrMaryJane

    Parish Sister

    Sister Paschaline

    Sr Paschaline

    Parish Sister

    Maria Crawford

    Maria

    Chair, Finance, Youth, Children's Liturgy & Schools

    Anne Berry

    Anne B.

    Justice & Peace & Churches Together

    Eugene Brady

    Eugene

    Fundraising & Garden Fete

    Ann Callan

    Ann

    Finance, Administration, Bulletin, Communication & Website

    Simon Carson

    Simon

    Buildings & Grounds

    Seana Coulthard

    Seana

    Youth, Children's Liturgy & Schools

    MariaLuisa Gallagher

    MariaLuisa

    Church cleaning & Flower arrangers

    John Harnett

    John

    SVP

    David Instone

    David

    Partnership

    Roger Kelly

    Roger

    Secretary, Social & St. Cuthbert's Centre,

    Duncan Reed

    Duncan

    Liturgy, Readers, Altar servers, Welcomers, Organist & Choir

    Anne Smith

    Anne S.

    Eucharistic Ministers, Bidding prayers, Formation, Catechists & Evangelisation.

     

    If you wish to become involved in any of these activities, please contact the appropriate person named above or speak to the parish priest, Father John Clohosey, tel. no. 01388 762724 or email saintcuthbertschurchcrook@uwclub.net

    Anne Berry and Anne Smith represent our parish on the Diocesan Council of Laity.

    The Parish Council CONSTITUTION provides that 3 Members of the Parish Council are to stand down each year and are to be replaced in accordance with procedures established by the Parish Council. The first time this happened was in 2014. Because of recent changes in the administration of the Parish, on this occasion, specific parishioners were asked to fill the vacancies to carry out specific roles. In future the procedures will provide for parishioners generally to be invited to put their names forward to fill these vacancies.

    The Parish Council meets at least 6 times a year. The minutes of the last meeting, can be seen here at PARISH COUNCIL MINUTES 14th JUNE 2017. The next parish council meeting will be held on 19th July 2017. Our Lady & St. Cuthbert's Church Accounts 3 months to 30 June 2017 are attached for your information at PARISH ACCOUNTS.

    Once a year the Parish Council reports to parishioners at an open parish meeting. The Annual Parish Council Report for 2017 can be seen here ANNUAL REPORT.

    The Parish Council has a Chair and a Secretary who each hold those offices for 2 years and who are not eligible for election to one of those positions for four years after their term of office concludes. The current Chair is Maria Crawford and the current Secretary is Roger Kelly.