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Property & Trusts

Main role and functions:

  • Liaison with Diocesan and Parochial Authorities in relation to all parish property proposals and dealings, execution of decisions, policy and constitutional regulations.
  • Custody and maintenance of title deeds and records of church property.
  • Management of See Houses including sales, purchases, new building projects and maintenance budgets.
  • Administration of glebe and other property purchases/sales and the allocation of the proceeds of such sales.
  • Maintenance of rental records and systems, rent reviews, collection/distribution.
  • Servicing of RCB Property Committee, and its Plans Sub–Committee, the Historic Churches Advisory Committee and the Commission on Church Buildings.
  • Acceptance and processing of new bequests, donations and endowments.
  • Administration of the Church Fabric Fund/Marshal Beresford’s Fund grants and other property related grants schemes.
  • Administration of surplus Church Plate.

Please click here to download the circular issued to Diocesan Secretaries on 05/04/2013 regarding the “Finance (Local Property Tax) Act, 2012 (Republic of Ireland)”

Contact Details

Pauline High

Head of Property
01 4125 667


Fern Jolley

Property & Trusts Manager
01 4125 622



Ian Walshe

Property Administration
01 4125 619


Gordon Woods

Property Administration
01 4125 658 (afternoons)


Jill Bolton

Property Secretarial Services
01 4125 603


Joan Smyth

Property Secretarial Services
01 4125 627