The following are the current members of the Luton Pastoral Area Council

Member Representing

Mgr. Kevin McGinnell
Parish priest of Holy Ghost and Dean for Luton and Dunstable Deanery. Responsible for RE and Schools until 2022. Now Chair of the Liturgy Commission, Council of Priests and Ongoing Clergy Formation in the diocese. Secretary to Bishops’ Conference Committee for Spirituality

Dcn. Jim Hannigan Deacons
Amanda Dowling Schools
Dennis Deery St Margaret and St Thomas
John Harper
Parishioner of St. Margaret of Scotland Parish and attend Mass mostly at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Caddington. Retired local government officer, Luton Town supporter and member of the Caddington and Luton Ecumenical Group of Churches. My formative years were spent as a parishioner of St. Mary’s in Dunstable where I was baptised, confirmed and married.
St Margaret and St Thomas
Joan Ugwu
My name is Joan Ugwu. I am representing St Margaret of Scotland Church. I currently work for a local authority in London in a leadership role. I enjoy cooking, walking, and reading non-fiction and current affairs books. I also like to explore, enjoy the natural world, and take lots of picture on my walks.
St Margaret and St Thomas

Dcn. Erik Kerr
A Permanent Deacon at St Joseph the Worker and represent the parish on the committee. I support the Confirmation programme and I am a governor at St Joseph’s Primary school. I encourage and support the catechists in the Deanery. When not working I am undertaking doctoral research for a Doctorate in Ministry.

St Joseph the Worker
Deirdre Mitchell St Joseph the Worker
Charlotte Seery St Martin de Porres
Reena mae Pena
A nurse at the L&D Hospital. A reader at Mass, volunteer and fund raiser for CAFOD at St. Martin de Porres Church, a member of Couples for Christ Global Ministry. A catechist for First Holy Communion and Confirmation classes. Leads a small group of ladies called Handmaids of the Lord for regular prayer meetings. Love to be with people and support husband in doing community services like visiting the sick and those experiencing difficulties.
St Martin de Porres
Paula Cloonan
Former Chairperson of the Pastoral Area Council, representing Holy Family and St. Johns. I have spent most of teaching career teaching in schools but am currently teaching at the University of Bedfordshire. I enjoy watching and playing sport and am a Luton Town season ticket holder.
Holy Family and St John’s

Kevin Drew
Hon Secretary of the Pastoral Area Council, representing Our Lady Help of Christians. Co-ordinatesthe Bible Study and Parish Evangelisation Teams. Helps in the church garden and supports the Social Event Team. Participates in Pro Life witness outside the Luton and Dunstable Hospital and Abortion Centre in Cardiff Road, Luton.

Our Lady Help of Christians
Justin Redmond St Mary
Adriana Abramczyk Polish Community
Steven Dolby Anglican Deanery
Tom Jos Syro Malabar
Trish Devlin  
Dale Buchan  

Fr James Cassidy

Fr. James is assistant priest at Sacred Heart, Stopsley; having been a priest for over 50 years he is now semi-retired, but has joined Luton Council of Faiths. He is a member of the Canons Regular of the Immaculate Conception. He also works in the Diocesan Tribunal. He has degrees in theology and canon law, and also has done research into liturgy.

Sacred Heart of Jesus
Jo Quirke Holy Family and St John’s
Katarzyna Wysocka  
Fr Liam Castle
Ordained in 2022, Fr Liam Castle is the assistant priest at St. Martin De Porres Catholic Church in Lewsey Farm. Fr. Liam also serves as the Catholic Chaplain to the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital.
St Martin de Porres
Byju John