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Andy Quinn and Fr David Oakley

15/05/2015 9:00 am

Andy Quinn, Fr Hudson's Society, left, and Fr David Oakley, Oscott College

Andy Quinn and Fr David Oakley co-led the workshop session on how we can fulfil Pope Francis’ vision to be a poor church for the poor.

Andy Quinn 

Andy has worked for the Father Hudson’s Society, the Social Care Agency for the Archdiocese of Birmingham, for the last ten years.

During this time he worked as the Head of Community Projects and Development, and over the past two years he has worked very closely with Tim Bradford, the CEO, on supporting the development of the Caritas Archdiocese of Birmingham Network.

In April, Tim retired and Andy was appointed the new CEO. The Trustees and senior management team of the Society have, like many others, been encouraged by Evangelii Gaudium and the practical service of those in great need, inspired by our love of Christ.

Having learned much from working as Programme Manager for Surestart for four years and for a Children's hospice as Community team Manager, Andy values the opportunity to work for a Catholic agency that serves the wider community.

Father Hudson's Society actively seeks to work with Catholic parishes, with Religious Orders and other Christian Churches, Faiths, Statutory and Voluntary agencies to express Christ's love for others.

Fr David Oakley

Fr David has been a priest in the Archdiocese of Birmingham for 35 years.

He has served in a number of parishes in different parts of the Archdiocese.

He has taught pastoral theology in Oscott College and the Maryvale Institute, where he was responsible for the diocesan parish and family catechetical department.

Fr Oakley is presently the Rector of the seminary at St Mary’s College, Oscott.