Who We Are

The Parish Development Working Group is a sub-committee of Standing Committee of the General Synod of the Church of Ireland.

The members are all volunteers rooted in the life the church and with a wide variety of experience and a commitment to keep learning and growing through the Church21 process.


Current members of the working group are:



Bishop Pat Storey

Bishop of Meath and Kildare, and was one of the early participants in Church 21 as a Rector in Derry

Tessa Marsden

Tessa Marsden

Administrator. Alpha Administrator for Calry Parish Church, Sligo.


Peter Jones

Curate of Drumglass Parish in the Diocese of Armagh.


Bishop Ken Clarke

Mission Director of South American Missions Ireland and U.K. Former Bishop of Kilmore, Elphin & Ardagh.


Ruth Noble

Rector of Mountmellick Group of Parishes, Diocese of Meath and Kildare since 2010.


Paul Hoey

Chairman, Priest in charge of Clondevaddock and Parish Development Officer for Diocese of Raphoe

Coming Soon

David Brown

Lay Education Officer at Church of Ireland Theological Institute


Chairman of the Working Group

Rev Paul Hoey


028 (048 from ROI) 66 329655


Tessa Marsden


071 9147007