Appointments to the Directorate team

Fr Harry Curtis announced that Deacon's Jack Foxall and Kevin O’Connor have joined his ‘directorate’ team.

Jack’s area of responsibility is to be ‘Ministry and Pastoral Care’; this is in essence a matter of keeping in touch as regards the welfare of deacons, their families and deacon’s widows. In that role Jack will be assisted by the Area Pastoral Deacons, whose job it is to provide local eyes and ears and a port of call.

With sincere thanks to Adam Nicholls for all the help he has given as an APD, Jack is for the time being taking over from him as APD for Birmingham and Worcs – i.e. Bishop Robert’s area.

APDs please make sure that Jack is kept informed about the autumn area meetings, so that he can hopefully attend. His email Deacon Jack Foxall

Deacon Kevin O’Connor is being asked in particular to assist Deacon Pete Middleton in his role as Director for Formation, which covers all aspects of the pre-ordination Oscott years of formation, but also to assist Deacon Gerard Nosowski who looks after post-ordination on-going formation and events organisation (e.g. Diaconate Day).

Deacon Paul Russell will continue his advisory role to Fr Harry and the team.