Administration

Co-ordinator: Tony Mossman

Administration includes the following ministries:

Church Premises: 
Lead Co-ordinatorTony Mossman

The Parish Church is a Grade ll* Listed building, designed by the architect F.X. Velarde and, as such, care has to be taken when carrying out repairs or maintenance.  Minor maintenance work is carried out by members of the parish; parishioners with particular skills/trades are encouraged to help with this work.  Major projects have to be undertaken with the involvement of the Diocesan Property Manager.  Furniture and equipment in the church is maintained in a similar way.

Cleaners:
Contact – Christine Culkin

Currently we have several teams of parishioners who help to keep our church beautiful for the celebration of our liturgy.  We look after the carpets and floors, the sacred altar vessels, the font, the brasses, the toilet and check the candles and holy water. We welcome men and women, young and older, to come along and help us.

Finance Committee:
Contact – Tony Mossman

The Finance Committee works with the parish priest in managing the parish finances in accordance with Canon Law and Diocesan and Charity Commission regulations (The Diocese is a registered charity).  In April an Annual Financial Return is submitted to the Diocese.  The parish accounts are audited by a Diocesan Auditor every three years.

Gift Aid:
ContactAnne Edwards

At the Offertory of the Mass we support the work of the Parish by our giving in the Offertory collection.  What we are in effect doing is ‘transferring’ part of our income so that it becomes the income of the Parish. Our personal income is taxable but the income of the Parish is not. Through Gift Aid, the Parish can claim back from the Government the tax is paid on the offerings. Gift Aid is a simple way of enhancing the income and helping the Parish.

Garden:
Contact Anne Litherland

We meet outside church once a month on Monday afternoons from 1.30 – 3.30 pm and on occasional Saturday mornings.  The dates can be found in the newsletter and on a poster in the church porch. Some of us bring our own tools. Coffee and cake are provided and good company!  All are welcome to join us but we ask children to come with an adult. If you can spare some time to help look after the church garden, please come along. We prune, weed, clear leaves, litter pick and plant, depending upon the season. We are managing an area for bees and insects at the side of the church and a border at the rear of the church as well as the front garden and car parking area. We hope to plan a faith garden soon.

Newsletters and Parish Communications:
ContactMarion McKean

Holy Apostles and Martyrs’ newsletter is published on a weekly basis.  It shows the Mass times and Intentions for the week ahead as well as publicising events and news which may be of interest to parishioners.

Website & Social Media:
ContactHannah Brown / Tom Ballinger

Our parish has active accounts on the following social networks:
Twitter: @hamparish
Facebook: Holy Apostles and Martyrs

Office facilities:

The Parish office is at the Presbytery and can be contacted by phone 606 4362 or email ham.parish@gmail.com.

A calendar detailing parish celebrations and events is displayed at the back of Church. You can also view an online calendar providing details of upcoming events.

Parish records (current):
ContactKay O’Rourke

Kay is responsible for the maintenance of parish records, in particular, the recording of Baptism details, the issuing of Baptismal certificates and the supply of copy certificates when requested. These records are updated when information is received from other parishes, i.e. Confirmation and Marriage.

Safeguarding:
Contact – Jean Pentecost

We have a duty of care to ensure that our parish is a safe place for all. Employees and volunteers who have involvement with children, young people and/or vulnerable adults within the work they undertake for the parish are required to comply with the Diocesan Safe Recruitment procedures, which are in line with nationally agreed Policies and Procedures

Jean’s role, with Fr Phil, is to ensure that our parish is a safe place for all.  She also makes sure that we comply with Diocesan policy in these matters.  She can offer guidance  and maintains the register of those approved for working with children and vulnerable adults.  She is also our link with the Diocesan Safeguarding Office.  Jean can be contacted through the parish office or the Curial Offices.

Diocesan Safeguarding Co-ordinator:
Contact – Andrew O’Brien

Andrew can be contacted at the following address:

Diocesan Safeguarding Office
Curial Offices
2 Park Road South
Prenton
Wirral
CH43 4UX;

Phone: 0151 652 9855
Mobile: 07557 731 492 (out of hours emergency contact, or confidential matters)
Email: cpva@dioceseofshrewsbury.org

Andrew also has a mobile number 0755 773 1492 for out of hours emergency contact or to discuss matters requiring confidentiality.

Health and Safety:
Contact – Tom Ryan                          

Diocesan Health and Safety co-ordinator:
Contact – Julie Tinsley

Julie can be contacted at the following address:

Health and Safety
Curial Offices
2 Park Road South
Prenton
Wirral
CH43 4UX;

Phone: 0151 652 9855
Email: Julie.Tinsley@dioceseofshrewsbury.org