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Parish Governance

St. Margaret's has a number of ministries to assist the Parish Priest with the running of the Parish. Under the leadership of the Parish Priest, these ministries are organised and run by Parishioners on behalf of the Parish.

Parish Pastoral Council

The Parish Pastoral Council exists to assist the Parish Priest in the activities of the Parish and to act in an advisory capacity to him.

Constitution

  • Constitution of the Parish Pastoral Council - Read more...

Membership

  • The Parish Pastoral Council is made up of 12 Parishioners who have been either elected or co-opted to serve on the Council. The membership term is normally three years, although a retiring member can be eligible for nomination for re-election.

Present Office-Bearers

  • President (ex-Officio): Fr. Heenan
  • Chairperson: Tim Hall
  • Secretary: Tom Condie

Meetings

  • Meetings of the Parish Pastoral Council are held every two months (excluding July and August). An AGM of the Parish Pastoral Council is held annually in September following which a report on the Council's activities during the preceding year is provided to the Parish.
  • Date of next PPC meeting: 30th April 2024

Minutes

  • Minutes of the meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council held on 19th July 2023 can be found here.


St. Margaret’s Steering Group

St. Margaret's Steering Group is a sub-group of the Parish Pastoral Council. The purpose of the Group is to discuss and consider topics unique to St. Margaret's Church only. The Group meets on an as-required basis and is formed by St. Margaret's PPC members.


Holy Name Steering Group

Holy Name holds a monthly steering group meeting to discuss the operational and pastoral business of the church and the local area.

To view the minutes of the most recent meeting that took place on 16th November 2023, please click here.

To view the minutes of the meeting that took place on 18th October 2023, please click here.

To view the minutes of the meeting that took place on 13th September 2023, please click here.

To view the minutes of the previous meeting that took place on 12th July 2023, please click here.

To view the minutes of the previous meeting that took place on 17th January 2024, please click here.


Parish Finances

For most of our lives, Church finances have been one of the “mysteries of the faith”, with little or no explanation or accountability given to parishioners. Thankfully, this attitude is changing. Transparency is crucial; not only because we are bound to meet certain legal standards, but because it highlights that we are all vital members of the Church and we all have a stake in the wellbeing of our parish. In 2019, Fr Chris Heenan formed a Finance Committee to ensure that our financial resources are utilised as prudently as they can be. Members of the Finance group are: Stephen Wilson, Annette McEnaney, John McIlduff and Paddy Mallan.

A copy of the finance group letter for 01.03.2023 is available here.

A copy of the finance group letter for 01.03.2022 is available here.

A copy of the finance group letter for 01.03.2021 is available here.

A copy of the finance group letter for 01.03.2020 is available here.

A copy of the Parish's Statement of Income & Expenditure for 2018 is available here.