Current Council Members

Officers

Dr. Jane Pateman

Title

Chair

Bio

I trained in London and work in Brighton as an anaesthetic consultant. I was a very reluctant companion with two small children on my husband’s first Lourdes pilgrimage in 1997, when I unexpectedly found it an amazing and fulfilling experience.…

Mrs Kim O'Connor

Title

Vice Chair

Bio

I qualified as a Registered Nurse and Registered Midwife in the early 1980s. working as a community midwife until 2008 then returned to general nursing at a local hospice but I have given that up in the last year as…

Mrs Sue Brown

Title

Treasurer and Membership Secretary

Bio

Grew up in Sutton Coldfield and trained at Queen Elizabeth School of Nursing qualifying in General Nursing in 1978. Over the last 40 yrs have gained experience in a wide range of nursing but for the last 20 years I…

Dr Jenny Klimiuk

Title

Secretary

Members

Mrs Paula Mitchell

Bio

Paula is lead nurse on the Birmingham Diocesan Pilgrimage.

Dr John Roper

Bio

John works as a specialist in community paediatrics. He has been to Lourdes for many years with HCPT and with Shrewsbury Diocese. He has also been a member of the Lourdes Hospitalite for many years.

Ms Nikki Wisdom

Bio

My background is of working as an A&E nurse, latterly as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner, before moving to Primary Care. I completed a degree as a Nurse Practitioner, and am currently studying a MSc in Advanced Practice. I am also…

Dr Hamilton Grantham

Bio

Hamilton travels with the Ampleforth Pilgrimage. He joined the Council in 2019.

Dr Marilyn Browne

Bio

Marilyn is a General Practitioner. Until recently she travelled with the Birmingham Pilgrimage.

Ex-Officio Members

Dr Angela Campbell

Title

CMIL Representative

Bio

Angela is a geriatrician working in Glasgow and travels with their pilgrimage. She is the representative for CMIL on the Council.

Dr Michael Moran

Title

Seirbhis Representative

Bio

Michael is a trainee surgeon in ENT. He has been going to Lourdes since he was a teenager and goes with the Connor and Down pilgrimage from Northern Ireland.

Fr Dennis Touw

Title

Chaplain

Bio

Fr. Dennis is Pilgrimage Director of the Westminster Diocesan Pilgrimage and current President of the Pilgrimage Directors Association. He became chaplain to the BLMA in 2019.

Co-Opted Representative

Dr Joe O’Dwyer

Title

International Liaison

Bio

Joe is a consultant anaesthetist. He has travelled with the Arundel and Brighton Pilgrimage for many years, and was secretary to the Lourdes Medical Association prior to his current role.

Latest News

New constitution

5th April, 2019

A new and updated constitution is in place for 2019, to reflect the multidisciplinary nature…

Meeting and Calendar change

5th April, 2019

The Council have approved a change to the meeting calendar, with the next meeting now…

New website launch!

5th April, 2019

We are delighted to launch our brand new website, made with the help of Webfactory.co.uk.…