Our rector is Rev Willie Shaw. He was instituted in September 2016 as the full-time rector of St Catharine’s and St Mary’s and enjoys being here greatly!  Our Curate and Deacon is Rev Susan Ward, who grew up through St Mary’s.  She is serving her three year curacy here and plans to stay on afterwards.  Her role includes making the links between church and community through outreach.


The Vestry at St Catharine’s has six elected members (who serve for up to three years and are then required to take a minimum one year’s break) and along with other office holders:


  • Eileen Spence – Alt. Lay Rep., PVG Co-ordinator & Secretary
  • Elizabeth Cunningham – Elected member (1st year)
  • Victor Duployen – Treasurer and Elected member (2nd year)
  • Derek Meikle – Free-will offering Secretary
  • Madelene Hunt – Elected member (1st year)
  • Paddy Callaghan – Elected member (1st year)
  • Hazel Staveley – Lay Rep.
  • Eddie Roberts – Property and Elected member (3rd year)