Canon Anthony Dwyer
Our Lady of Lourdes
1 Kirkwick Avenue
01582 712245

Church Address:
Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church
Rothamsted Avenue

Office Administrator: Mrs Melanie Armitage
Office hours: 9.30am - 12.30pm, Mon to Thu
Safeguarding Representative: Mrs Brigid Brennan

Our Lady of Lourdes is a Fairtrade Parish and a LiveSimply Parish.

“Go therefore make disciples of all nations”
Matthew 28:19

The Parish Pastoral Council (PPC)

Pastoral Parish Council November 2023

Formed in 2022, the Pastoral Council affords every parishioner a unique opportunity to make a difference and help shape the future of the parish. 

Seeking Christ Together

The Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) are representatives of the parishioners, and responsible for developing the parish mission and strategy, investigating, reflecting, and reaching conclusions about pastoral matters, and consulting with and making recommendations to the Parish Priest. Playing a pivotally important role within the parish, members using their God-given skills and talents will help drive the parish forward so it achieves its mission.

You Can Help Make a Difference

The opportunity to help make a difference is open to all adult parishioners. The Pastoral Council is formed of twelve representatives covering all age groups. Eight members, representing different areas of parish life, are chosen and appointed by the Parish Priest. Four have been appointed in the first year (2022) and an additional four will be appointed in the second year.  The remaining four members are chosen by parishioners during a nomination and election process.

Elected and Appointed Members serve for a three-year term of office, meeting six times per year, commencing from the announcement of their appointment/election at the annual Open Parish Meeting (OPM), as follows:

Cycle 1 – Appointment of 4 new members by the Parish Priest and Election of 4 new members by Parishioners.

Cycle 2 – Appointment of 4 new members by the Parish Priest.

Cycle 3 – No Appointments/Elections.

Read the full PPC Terms of Reference here.

Minutes of Meetings

November 2022

October 2022

September 2022

July 2022

June 2022

May 2022

March 2022

February 2022

Contact the Parish Pastoral Council

If you could like to get in touch with the PPC directly please email