[Saint Laurence]

St. Laurence’s Roman Catholic Church

Diocese of East Anglia

Parish Priest:
Fr. Simon Blakesley
(Tel: 07946 390060)

91 Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 1XB
Tel/Fax: 01223 704640
Email: office@saintlaurence.org.uk
Office opening times: 10am−1.30pm Monday to Friday

Rev. Geoffrey Cook
(Tel: 01223 351650)

Managing our Parish

Our new Parish Pastoral Council and Core Teams

We are setting up a set of Core Teams to help better manage key aspects of Parish life, and a new Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) to coordinate the work of these teams and provide advice and support to the Parish Priest.

We are looking for Parishioners who would be prepared to help out with one or more of these teams. Please consider volunteering. If you are interested to find out more, email ppc@saintlaurence.org.uk or contact one of the volunteers listed at the foot of this page.

A new Constitution has been drafted for Parish Pastoral Council. We invite comments and feedback before the next Parishioners' Open Meeting in May, where this Constitution will be finalised and confirmed. Please send any comments to ppc@saintlaurence.org.uk.

Read the draft PPC Constitution

The timetable for implementing our new approach is is:

JANUARY - Invite all expressions of interest for involvement in teams by the end of the month. Identify Core Team coordinators.

FEBRUARY - Initial 'pilot' meetings of Core Teams. Identify team members and other volunteers, PPC representative, and initial priorities.

MARCH - 'Pilot' meeting of PPC - get an update from the Core Teams, agree PPC membership and process for the future.

APRIL - Make further progress on work identified by the Teams.

MAY - PPC Meeting and Open Meeting to review progress, confirm new arrangements, and approve the new PPC Constitution.

Core Teams

These are the teams we are forming:

The PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL (PPC) will bring the work of all of these teams together and be a place to discuss issues, propose new ideas, advise the Parish Priest, and ensure that things get done.

Could you help

We are looking for people who would be willing to join one or more of these teams, making a time-limited commitment for one or two years. For some of the teams, particular skills would be helpful, as mentioned above. But anyone with a little time to give and a willingness to help can join in. This invitation is to everyone – whether you have been here for thirty years or three weeks.

If you have questions about these new teams, or would like to express interest in joining (with no commitment at this point) please just email ppc@saintlaurence.org.uk.

You can also call the Parish Office, talk to Fr Simon or speak to any of this volunteer group: