The Parish Council convened for the last time this year at the parish centre last Tuesday evening. The council considered further the need to address the situation of state school catechetics in our area and the need to recruit further catechists. Will Camphin was complimented on his parish presentation on the use of "Social Media" and plans for the coming Seasons of Advent and Christmas were discussed.


The major item of the evening was the tabling of a draft of the Parish Pastoral Plan for 2014-2016 following the work of a council subcommittee. As the document is finalised it will be presented to the parish early in the new year.


Updates on other matters which included the good news of the approval of our development application for the renovations at St. Kieran's were also received. The position of pastoral associate remains vacant and discussions continue as to the best way to proceed.

Child Protection and Work Health Safety issues were routinely discussed and an update on current diocesan protocols regarding Working With Children was provided. The Parish Council will be in recess until February 2014.