What do Parish Councils do?
- The Parish Council is one way of facilitating the active participation of all the baptised in the mission of the Church.
- It is the Diocesan policy that there should be a Pastoral Council in each Deanery and Parish.
- There should be a separate finance committee and a separate maintenance committee in each Parish.
- Parish Pastoral Councils remain in existence during a change of parish priest and help facilitate the transition.
The Parish Pastoral Council meet for an hour one evening every two months or so. It considers how the parish is getting along overall, what else needs to be done and how best to do it. In doing so, it seeks to reflect the views of Parishioners and to assist Fr John. Council members will, on occasion, take on particular tasks such as the parish project. Council members traditionally serve for three years.