Corporate Trustee and Board of Directors
The Brentwood Diocesan Trust is a Registered Charity, No 234092.
The Trust is administered by the Trust Corporation, Brentwood Roman Catholic Diocese Trustee, a Company incorporated on 13 March 1948 (Company Registration number 450897, Registered Office: Cathedral House, Ingrave Road, Brentwood, Essex CM15 8AT). It acts as sole trustee of most diocesan property.
The Company’s affairs are managed by its Board of Directors, of which the Bishop is ex officio President.
|Bishop of Brentwood||Rt Rev Alan Williams SM|
|Director||Rev Mgr Canon Kevin Hale VG|
|Director||Rt Rev Mgr Christopher Brooks MA PsL|
|Director||Rev Dominic Howarth|
|Director||Rev Stephen Myers|
|Director||Mr Peter Johnson FRICS|
|Director||Mrs Nicky Lyon|
|Director||Mrs Maureen Okoye|
Council of Priests
The Council of Priests’ main purpose is to foster the full participation of all the priests in the diocese in the ministry of the Bishop in our diocese.
It is principally a consultative body, as reflected in its membership, although in some areas the Bishop requires the consent of the Council in order to act.
Each Deanery is represented by the Dean and by another priest, elected by the brethren. The Vicar General is also a member, as are the Chancellor, Episcopal Vicars, the Diocesan Information Officer and the Director of the Ministry to Priests’ Programme.
The Council meets three times a year, in a way designed to co-ordinate with the Deanery Conferences – each Council meeting is preceded, and followed, by a Deanery Conference.
This allows questions and responses to be brought to the Council and to the Conferences. The Council has often established working-parties to consider particular topics and report back.
|Chairman||Rev Daniel Mason BA(Hons)|
|Secretary||Rev David Pearce MA (Cantab) ACA BTh (Hons)|
College of Consultors
The College of Consultors is appointed by the Bishop, in accordance with the Code of Canon Law, to serve for a term of five years.
At present, the functions of the College of Consultors have been entrusted by the Bishop to the Cathedral Chapter.
|Penitentiary||Canon Paul Bruxby JCL|
|Canon Peter Connor|
|Canon Maurice Gordon|
|Ceremoniarius||Mgr Canon Kevin Hale VG|
|Canon Bob Hamill|
|Canon Niall Harrington|
|Canon John McGrath|
|Canon Andrew Headon|
|Secretary and Treasurer||Canon John Harvey|
|Canon Martin O'Connor|
|Theologian||Canon William Young MA, PhB, STL|
|Honorary||Canon Tom Lavin|
The Bishop’s Council meets fortnightly and concerns itself with the operational day-to-day management of the Diocese. It comprises the Bishop, the Vicar General, the Episcopal Vicars and the Vicars for Consecrated Life.
Rev Mgr Canon Kevin Hale, VG. E-mail: [email protected].
Vicars for Consecrated Life
Sister Josephine Canny, OA. 020 8531 0466. E-mail: [email protected].
Rev Martin Boland. E-mail: [email protected].
Rev Stephen Myers. E-mail: [email protected].
Rt Rev Mgr Christopher Brooks. E-mail: [email protected]
Youth Ministry and Pastoral Care
Rev Dominic Howarth. E-mail: [email protected]