Parish Priest: Canon Philip Moor
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I was born in 1966, grew up in Wallasey and after leaving school worked for Barclays Bank until 1992, when I began my seminary training. I was ordained priest at St Alban’s, Liscard, in July 1998 and have served in four parishes before coming back to Wallasey in September 2009.
In 2011, the parishes of English Martyrs and SS Peter and Paul’s were amalgamated to form the new parish of Holy Apostles and Martyrs and I was appointed parish priest. I also have Diocesan responsibilities as Vicar General and Bishop’s Vicar for Administration so for much of the week I am based at the Diocesan Curial Offices in Birkenhead.
In my spare time, I am a season ticket holder at Liverpool FC and enjoy spending time with family and friends. I am very privileged to be parish priest of such a wonderful parish working alongside so many gifted and generous people helping to proclaim the Gospel message here in North Wallasey.
Parish Sister: Sr Josephine Bird
I originate from Hyde. On leaving college, I began work as a laboratory technician in textiles. My parents and I became Catholics when I was 19. I entered the Congregation of Our Lady of the Cenacle and spent 14 years in France, where I obtained a Licence in Theology and Catechesis at the Catholic Institute of Paris. Following my studies, I was involved with adult catechesis and retreat ministry.
I returned to England to care for my sick and ageing parents and joined a team at St. Beuno’s in North Wales, whose remit it was to create a training centre of Spirituality. After nine years, I moved to Hawkstone Hall, where my work continued, leading people in spiritual renewal.
At the beginning of the year 2000, I took up the post of Diocesan Co-ordinator for Spiritual Formation.
Now as parish sister of Holy Apostles and Martyrs, I would like to use all my experience to help develop spirituality within our parish
Parish life has been split into five areas, each containing a number of ministries, with an experienced member of the parish as Co-ordinator. The five areas are:
Administration – Tony Mossman
Faith Development – Rachael O’Sullivan
Liturgy – Eric Bushell
Mission – Mick Brown
Pastoral Care – Val Ward
Co-ordinators are the first point of reference for leaders of ministries and a useful source of information for the parish. They meet together with the parish priest, parish sister and an independent chair six times a year to review and report back on parish life and plan ahead for the future.