NEC

The Catholic Police Guild National Executive Committee (NEC) is the executive arm of the Guild.  Each of the NEC’s Officers, with the exception of the President, serves a one year term. However, incumbent members may stand for reselection at the Annual AGM.

The President

The new President of the Guild is Bernard Luckhurst. Bernard is a retired Commander from the Metropolitan Police.

Chairman

The newly appointed Chairman of the Catholic Police Guild (June 2015) is Donna Allen.

Donna is a divisional uniform Superintendent for Tameside, Greater Manchester Police.

Since joining the force initially as a cadet, Donna has served across a number of divisions and various departments including CID, uniform and training. Prior to her move to Tameside in September 2014, she served with the Specialist Operations Branch and was responsible for The Tactical Aid Unit, Air Support, Underwater Search, ANPR Intercept Team and the Force Events Section, planning football, large-scale public order events and political party conferences. She has recently served in Northern Ireland for the G8 and in Gwent for the NATO Summit.

If you were to ask her what her favourite role is she would say that of a force hostage negotiator, a position she’s held for the last 10 years.

Donna took a break from her career to have her children. Donna is married to Cliff, a retired Police Officer now working with GMP.

She enjoys her holidays, a good cheese board, spending time with her girls, walking, fundraising and raising awareness for the eating disorder charity BEAT and also the British Heart Foundation.

Donna is in the parish of St Monica’s, Flixton, Manchester in the Diocese of Shrewsbury. She is delighted to have been given the role as national chair for the Catholic Police Guild of England & Wales and is honoured and excited to take the Guild forward in the next few challenging years for the Police Service. She asks you for your support and prayers for her and the Guild and urges you to take an active part spreading the name of the Guild to serving officers & staff, colleagues, family and friends.

National Chaplain

Fr Barry Lomax was born in Pendleton, Salford in 1958. After his formal education was completed in 1974 he started work for the Farnworth & Walkden Co-op in their Furniture Dept. In 1976 he began a career as a funeral director for a small family company in Salford where he remained for the next 10 years obtaining several professional qualifications.

In 1986 he was accepted for training for the Priesthood by the then Bishop of Salford, Rt Rev. Patrick A. Kelly. From 1986-88, he attended Campion House, Osterley, a Jesuit College in London for late vocations. In 1988 he continued his studies for the Priesthood at St. Cuthbert’s Seminary, Ushaw, Co. Durham, and was ordained Deacon at St. Cuthbert’s Seminary, Ushaw on 26th June 1992 and ordained Priest for the Diocese of Salford at St. Hugh of Lincoln Church, Stretford on 27th June 1993. Bishop Kelly was Principal Celebrant on both occasions.

He has undertaken a number of appointments within his Diocese both as a Chaplain, Assistant and Parish Priest.  Most recently in 2009 has was appointed Parish Priest of St. Mark’s Pendlebury, Swinton and in 2010 he also accepted responsibility as Parish Priest of St. Mary’s Swinton.

In 2000 he became Divisional Chaplain to G.M.P. Oldham (Q Division).

Secretary

Chris Sloan is the newly appointed Secretary of the Catholic Police Guild (June 2012).  He is a serving Officer in the Metropolitan Police Service. He has been a member of the Guild for most of his Police service. Has been a member of the National Executive Committee for about fifteen years.  In that time he has performed the role of Membership Secretary and Chairman for the Guild.