CPW is a lay-led organisation where the trustees are all volunteers from the current membership. Our leadership team is dedicated to providing sound faith development in the context of a supportive community. We hope to enable ‘ordinary’ Catholics, like ourselves, to live to the full their baptismal anointing for priestly work, prophetic action and kingdom orientated living. Elections for Trustees are held every two years and any member is eligible for election.
The current trustees are:
PATRICIA worden - PRESIDENT
Patricia has been a member of CPW for more than 40 years. Her experience as a business consultant in team development has resulted in her being in high demand from voluntary organisations. In addition to her role as wisdom figure to the CPW trustees she is also vice chair of a Catholic Academy and the UK board member of the Good Shepherd International Foundation
ANNE DIXON - CHAIR
Anne has been a member of the CPW community since her early childhood, when her parents first joined. Anne became Chair of CPW in 2018 after serving for 8 years as Deputy Chair. In previous years Anne has chaired weeks in Teignmouth, Riddlesworth, Downside and Allensford. She pioneered the cycling weeks in Summer 2015, leading a group of 19 cyclists from London to Broadstairs, and hopes to participate in many more.
MIKE WILLCOX - TREASURER
Mike became a trustee of CPW in 2014, with the role of Treasurer, having been involved along with his wife Jane and their four children since 1998. In his professional life he worked as an IT project manager until leaving to care for Jane, who died in 2015. A recent memorable CPW event Mike attended was a walking week at Stanbrook Abbey, which contributed 378 miles to CAFOD's "Share The Journey" campaign in solidarity with migrants globally. His best weeks would always include time spent with his radiant and exceptional grand-daughters.
Liz Dingle - Assistant Treasurer
Liz's objectivity and dispassionate assessment has proved invaluable to the Trustees in their decision making over the past few years. She brings a clear-headed approach to her role which is much appreciated by all of us and this year it is guiding her in her first experience of chairing an all-age event. With her husband and two sons, Liz brings the gift of music to all occasions.
Lindsay Reynolds - Secretary
Lindsay's first CPW was a music weekend at Hyning monastery. A cycling week across Kent followed which demonstrated her determination and dependability. It wasn't long before we persuaded her to help as a trustee. Lindsay is taking on the responsibility of updating all our contacts following the recent changes relating to GDPR. The mixture of serious discussion about faith, fun and relaxation at CPW events keeps her returning for more.
Mike Campbell - Chair of 18+ sub-committee
Mike has been involved in CPW for more than 40 years, initially as a helper and in latter years as a chair. His weeks, which draw on his academic background, reflect his lifelong commitment to his faith community. Although retired, Mike is still involved in many voluntary organisations, including the Catenians.
Rebekah O'Keeffe - Chair of All-age sub-committee
As the mother of four children and a creative catechetical coordinator for several South London Parishes, Rebekah is more than qualified to guide the trustees in their provision of suitable events for all ages and abilities. She is a gifted liturgist and artist, providing food for all the senses at the liturgical celebrations she arranges. Rebekah has chaired several weeks with sacramental themes.
mari Girling - Chair of Communications sub-committee
As chair of communication committee, Mari's gift for creative writing and visual effect has proved invaluable in producing the annual brochure and twice- or thrice- yearly members' newsletter. Mari is an English teacher and has five children. She has chaired many CPWs and often connects Christianity with social justice and environmental issues in innovative ways.