The Diocese is divided into 6 Deaneries. The Deans act as the Bishop’s College of Consultors.
The Priests’ Council meets at least twice a year and is composed of the Deans from the six Deaneries plus one priest from each Deanery. The Bishop is its President and its secretary and chairman are both appointed by the Bishop.
The Diocese has a Pastoral Council created in 2003, with membership from each of the 6 Deanery Pastoral Councils.
There are six Commissions which assist the development of the pastoral work of the Diocese.
Ongoing Ministerial Formation
Faith, Justice and Peace
There is also a Schools’ Committee and a Safeguarding Commission which deal with specific areas of diocesan activity.
The Director of Vocations is Rev Bernard Lordan, who is supported by a Vocations Team comprising clergy and lay members.
The Diocesan Admissions Board advises on applications for admission to the priesthood and the diaconate.