Diocesan Curia

Diocesan Curia

Introduction
“The diocesan curia consists of those institutions and persons which furnish assistance to the bishop in the governance of the entire diocese, especially in directing pastoral activity, in providing for the administration of the diocese and in exercising judicial power.”(The Code of Canon Law, canon 469)

Bishop of Argyll and the Isles
Rt. Rev. Brian McGee, 11th Bishop of Argyll & the Isles

Bishop’s House
Esplanade
Oban
PA34 5AB
01631 567436 (office hours)
01631  562692 (evenings)
bishop@rcdai.org.uk

Diocesan Office
Bishop’s House
Esplanade
OBAN
PA34 5AB
01631 567436
diocesansecretary@rcdai.org.uk

Vicar General
Canon  Roddy Johnston
St Mun’s, Brecklet,
Ballachulish. 
PH49 4JG.
01855 811203
vicargeneral@rcdai.org.uk

Chancellor
Canon Michael Hutson
St. Andrew’s
Columshill Street
Rothesay
PA20 0HX
01700 502047
chancellor@rcdai.org.uk

Treasurer
Mr. Duncan MacLeod
Diocesan Office
Bishop’s House
Esplanade
Oban
PA34 5AB
01631 567436
treasurer@rcdai.org.uk

Diocesan Finance Officer
Diocesan Office
Bishop’s House
Esplanade
OBAN
PA34 5AB
01631 567436
financeofficer@rcdai.org.uk

Diocesan Secretary
Mrs Ita Dunsmuir
Diocesan Office
Bishop’s House
Esplanade
OBAN
PA34 5AB
01631 567436
diocesansecretary@rcdai.org.uk

Data Protection Officer
Canon William Maclean
Our Holy Redeemer’s,
71 Kenneth Street,
Stornoway. HS1 2DS.
01851 702070

College of Consultors
Canon Roddy Johnston, Vicar-General
Canon Michael Hutson, Chancellor
Mgr. James L. MacNeil
Rev. Roddy McAuley
Rev.  Michael MacDonald 
Rev. Ross Crichton

Council of Priests
Canon Roddy Johnston
Canon Michael Hutson
Mgr. James MacNeil
Rev. David Connor
Rev. Ross Crichton
Rev. Michael MacDonald
Canon John Paul MacKinnon

Finance Board
Bishop Brian McGee (Chair)
Canon Roddy Johnston (Vicar General)  
Canon Michael Hutson  (Chancellor)
Canon William Maclean (Clergy Representative) 
Mr. Duncan MacLeod (Treasurer)
Mrs Rosemary MacPhee (Legal Representative)
Mr Laurence Young (Business Representative)
Mrs Denise MacLean (Business Representative)

Fabric and Planning Committee
Rev. Martin Matheson

Representative on Catholic Education Commission
Miss Violet Smith
Diocesan Office
Bishop’s House
Esplanade, Oban
PA34 5AB
01631 567436
diocesansecretary@rcdai.org.uk

Representative on Highland Education Committee
Miss Marvia McCulloch
92 Cradleshall Park
Inverness
IV2 5DB
diocesansecretary@rcdai.org.uk

Representative on Argyll and Bute Education Committee
Mrs. Margaret Anderson
Diocesan Office
Bishop’s House
Esplanade,  Oban
PA34 5AB
01631 567436
diocesansecretary@rcdai.org.uk

Diocesan Co-ordinator for Scottish Tribunal
Canon Michael Hutson
St. Andrew’s
Columshill Street
Rothesay
PA20 0HX
01700 502047
chancellor@rcdai.org.uk

 

Representative on Western Isles Education Committee
Rev Michael J. MacDonald
Diocesan Office
Bishop’s House
Esplanade
Oban
PA34 5AB
01631 567436
01631 564986
diocesansecretary@rcdai.org.uk

Director of Religious Education
Appointment pending

Directors of Vocations
Canon John Paul MacKinnon
Star of the Sea
Castlebay
Barra
HS9 5XD
01871 810267
castlebay@rcdai.org.uk

Vicar-Episcopal for Christian Formation
Mgr. James L. MacNeil
St. Columba’s Cathedral
Oban
PA34 5AB
01631 562123

Vicar-Episcopal for Liturgy
Canon Michael Hutson
St. Andrew’s
Columshill Street
Rothesay
PA200HX
01700 502047

Vicar-Episcopal for Youth
Canon John Paul MacKinnon
Star of the Sea
Castlebay
Barra
HS9 5XD
01871 810267
castlebay@rcdai.org.uk

Diocesan Youth Office
Rev. David Connor
St Mary’s, Belford Road,
Fort William. PH33 6BT.
01397 702174
01397 706046
fortwilliam@rcdai.org.uk

Justice and Peace Co-ordinator
Marian Pallister
Tel: 01546 603626
Mob:07768 731145
marian.pallister@zen.co.uk

Website and Social Media Editor
Mr. Philip Bua
St. Peter’s, Daliburgh
South Uist
07706552786
editor@rcdai.org.uk

Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor
Dr Tony Livesey
Diocesan Office
Bishop’s House
Esplanade
Oban
PA34 5AB 
07938235133
Safeguardingadvisor@rcdai.org.uk

Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Group
Bishop Brian McGee
Canon Roddy Johnston
Rev. David Connor
Deacon Thomas Wynne
Rev. Dr Tony Livesey
Ruth Black
Kenneth Black
Claire Wynne
Marybell MacIntyre
Ita Dunsmuir

National Safeguarding Co-ordinator
Mrs. Tina Campbell
Scottish Catholic Safeguarding Service
64 Aitken Street
AIRDRIE
ML6 6LT
0141 332 7177

Bishop’s Representative, Diocesan Risk Assessment for Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults
Canon Roddy Johnston V.G
St Mun’s, Brecklet,
Ballachulish. 
PH49 4JG.
01855 811203
vicargeneral@rcdai.org.uk

Diocesan Director, Pontifical Mission Aid Societies
Appointment pending

Diocesan Adviser on Canonical Matters
Rev. Ross Crichton
St. Michael’s
Eriskay
HS8 5JJ
 01878 720201

Diocesan Health & Safety 
Representative
Canon Roddy Johnston (Vicar General)
St Mun’s, Brecklet,
Ballachulish,
PH49 4JG.
01855 811203
vicargeneral@rcdai.org.uk

Cathedral Chapter
Restored 20th August 1907

Canons:
Mgr. James L. Canon MacNeil
Canon Roddy Johnston 
Canon Michael Hutson 
Canon John Paul MacKinnon 
Canon William Maclean

Canons Emeriti:
Canon Iain MacMaster
Canon William Provost Fraser
Mgr. Donald W. Canon MacKinnon