Ministries & Administration


In both of our churches we are well blessed in that so many of our parishioners, both young and old, do indeed consecrate themselves to both the service of our parish and of our Lord. No lists such as this can be finite but those listed by name below offer regular and tangible evidence of their ministry.



The Parish of Our Lady of Victories and St Anthony's is committed to the Safeguarding Policies of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from any form of abuse or maltreatment and to promote a safe environment for them. This commitment flows from the fact that we are all made in the image of God and the Church’s common belief in the dignity and uniqueness of every human life. We will liaise closely and openly with statutory agencies to ensure that any concerns or allegations of abuse that are raised are promptly reported and properly investigated, victims supported and perpetrators held to account.


Our Safeguarding Representative for Our Lady of Victories is Peter Bird.  If you have a concern please contact him on (07816) 834411.


Our Safeguarding Representative for St Anthony's, Calverton Michael Wilkes.  If you have a concern please contact him on 0115 9665277 .




Sacristy duties:

Barrie Birch, Madeleine Birch


Eucharistic Ministers:

Alison Freemantle, Madeleine Birch, Barrie Birch, Mike Asker, Theresa Martin, Michael Gemson, Cathy Smith


Catechist & First Communion/Confirmation:

Mary Sills


Children's Liturgy:

Louise Welbourn, Chris Pycroft, Lesley McKenzie



Mary Sills, Annabel Kingsbury, Janet Newton, Marie Baldwin, Barrie Birch, Madeleine Birch, Gerard Law, Cathy Smith, Tom Foley, Alison Freemantle, Simon White, Michael Joyce, Dawn George, Pati Coleman, Valerie Brock, Theresa Martin, Malcolm Gamble, Marguerite Asker, Catriona Carr, Paul Wilkinson, Margaret Bell


Music Group Leader:

Gerard Law





The PPC is made up of twelve elected members plus the Parish Priest:  Acting Chair: 

Valerie Brock, Catriona Carr, Pati Colman, John Hodgkinson, Lesley Mckenzie,

Janet Newton,  Michael Wilkes, Peter Bird, Jennifer Smithson, Carol Durnin.



Consists of three members who are co-opted by our parish priest to assist in the planning and monitoring of parish finances. Current members are, Martin Foulds, Paul Newton and Michael Gemson.









Our parish operates a ‘planned giving’ scheme whereby parishioners determine how much they wish to give to the church weekly. They then make a pledge for that amount and are provided with envelopes in which to put their weekly offering. This scheme enables financial planning to be done in advance with a, by and large, known income. 

Tax paying parishioners are are also asked to participate in a government sponsored ‘gift aid’ scheme whereby income tax they have paid on the amount they give can be reclaimed by the church as a registered charity. 



Many ‘hidden’ ministries exist which are both helpful, necessary and important to the smooth running of our churches and their liturgies. These include such tasks as cleaning, laundering linens, polishing brasses, Newsletter preparation, arranging flowers, special decorations for Festivals, tidying church grounds, making coffee after Mass, doing minor repairs etc. Anyone wishing to volunteer will be made welcome.



Sacristy Duties:

Bernadette Murtagh, Nicky Gudgeon


Eucharistic Ministers:

Nicky Gudgeon, Martin Foulds, Michael Wilkes, Caroline Hedley


Catechist & First Communions:

Margi Poyser


Children’s Liturgy:

Contact person Margi Poyser



Alex Duffy,  Charlotte Parish, Michael Wilkes, Dougie Andrews, Jana Davis