In January 2016, Archbishop Cushley issued a resource booklet entitled "Cluster Parishes Together Handbook" (PDF version available on the right). The Handbook has been provided to assist discussion within parishes and clusters during the next stage of the consultation process on the reorganisation of the Archdiocese.
As requested, all the parishes in our cluster were involved in a series of meetings, 22nd September 2016, 3rd November 2016 and 8 December 2016, designed to discuss the opportunities and challenges we anticipate over the coming months and years.
The final report from all of these meetings was sent to the Archbishop by Father Quinlan OMI, Senior Priest in our cluster, in April 2017, and was made available to parishes soon after. A copy can be found below, along with a copy of the notes taken at each of the individual meetings.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? The Archbishop now has to study all the reports from across the Archdiocese and make a decision.