Bideford Catholic Churches

Pastoral Parish Council

Pastoral Parish Council

The Pastoral Parish Council are a group of people who meet regularly to discuss the many aspects of church life.

The members of the 2016 Parish Council are:

Parish Priest:

Rev. Fr. Ralph Candy

Chairman (PLG nominated):

Sheila Mitchell

Safeguarding Officers (ex officio):

Hilary Veale


Yvonne Watson

Finance Officer (ex officio):

Rod Clemenson

Buildings/Maintenance (ex officio):

Peter Stanton

Parish Groups: (Catenians nominated)


Bideford Members (elected):

Josi Macnamara


Jane Mills


George Caunt

Torrington Members (elected):

Dirk Frederik (Frits) Takken


Linda Escott



Minute Secretary:

Pat Cutting



Chart of the Parish Council Members, (Valid until 1st September 2016)