Clergy and Governance

Clergy

Father Andrew Walker (parish priest)
Father Andrew Norwood

The parish priest is supported by a team of non-stipendiary clergy all of whom either have other jobs or are retired. Fr Stuart Leamy, Prebendary Patrick Tuft, Prebendary Bill Scott (parish priest of St Mary’s 1991 to 2002) and the Venerable Michael Brotherton are retired, but are all actively involved with taking services. There are a number of other clergy who have long associations with St Mary’s and are happy to assist from time to time.

Laity

There is a team of experienced servers led by a Head Server. At High Mass one of this team usually acts as Sub Deacon. There are six licensed eucharistic ministers in the congregation, and across the congregation there is a wide depth of experience and commitment.

Head Server: Kris Romanski

Sacristan: Anne Mundy
The Sacristan is responsible for the care and control of all vestments and linen and for laying out vestments and vessels for Mass.

Verger: Christopher Naylor
The Verger is on duty during the High Mass and helps to keep the church ready for all services.

Parish Governance

The PCC, under the chairmanship of the Parish Priest meets at least quarterly, and consists of 12 lay members elected by the parish together with ex officio members including the Chancellor of the Diocese and chair and lay members of the Westminster (St Margaret) Deanery Synod.

Church Wardens: David Richards; Pauline Tuft

Treasurer: Kris Romanski

Secretary and Safeguarding Officer: Prof. Kate Costeloe CBE
Tel: 07787 518879
Our Safeguarding Officer is the first person to speak to if you have any concerns around the welfare of a child or adult at risk.

Children's Champion: Faith Allsop
Tel: 020 7932 1255
The Children’s Champion is here to be an advocate for all children in all areas of Parish life, making sure their views are heard and their needs are thought of.

Office Manager: Kathy Redington

Charitable Trusts

St Mary's Bourne Street is itself a charitable foundation, registered with the Charity Commission no. 1134828, with the aim of being a witness to the Catholic faith in the Church of England, drawing people from a much wider area than its small parish to the worship of God through Catholic teaching and practice, including traditional liturgy and fine music.

Additionally there are two charitable trusts which support the Church:

St Mary’s Trust
Registered charity number 259887
The Trust, established in the 1920s, is the patron of St Mary’s. Its objects are the benefit of St Mary’s, or the work of the Church of England in the parish of St Mary’s or in the neighbourhood of that parish.

The Kenneth and Helena Levy Trust
Registered charity number 803111
This was set up specifically for the maintenance of the fabric of the church (including the organ).