Our focus

Caritas Jersey reaches out to the poor, the marginalized, the weak and the infirm in our Community and seeks to be their advocate. We aspire to be a 'Church of the Poor for the Poor' We are here for all in our community no matter their age, race or religion.
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We believe in dignity, solidarity and stewardship on behalf of the world’s most vulnerable people.

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Our Team

Mark Lewis
Mark Lewis
Chairman
Mark is an Executive Director within the Stonehage Fleming Expert Fiduciary Division. He joined the Group in 2014 after nearly 25 years as a lawyer in private practice specialising in international corporate and commercial work. Mark became a partner of the international law firm Appleby in 1998 and was head of the Corporate and Commercial Department of the Jersey office of Appleby from 2000 until 2013. Mark graduated from Magdalene College, Cambridge University in 1986. He qualified as an English solicitor in 1992 and as a Jersey advocate in 1996. He also obtained a diploma in French Law (Certificate D’Études des Lois Normand et Francaises) in 1995. Mark has been recommended by Chambers Global and other legal directories as a “leading Individual” lawyer and is a regular speaker at seminars and conferences, particularly in relation to financial services regulation.
John Scally
John Scally
Executive Director
John Scally MBA is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and has over 40 years experience in property development and investment. He has worked in both the private and public sectors in the UK and in Europe. John is director of the Jersey based property consultancy firm Asset-Era. He was the Chief Executive of a Jersey based private property company and before that he was the Managing Director of the Jersey Waterfront Enterprise Board. In the UK, he was Director of Development for the successful Tyne & Wear Urban Development Corporation. Currently John is a Non Executive Director of Renewable Energy Generation Ltd, a Trustee of the CTJ Housing Trust and Chair of Trustees for Beaulieu Convent School. In the past, John has been Chair of an Arts Trust, Deputy Chair of a Health Trust and a Director in a number of Urban Initiatives set up by the UK government. John is married to Cecilia and has three children and two grandchildren. He lives in St Saviour and is a brother of the Jersey Circle of the Catenian Association and a member of Jersey Rotary Club.
Mosignor Nicholas France MBE
Mosignor Nicholas France MBE
Director
Nicholas France was born in West Sussex in 1943. When he was 5, the family moved to Petersfield, Hampshire. From the age of 9 until 17 he was educated at boarding school by the monks of Douai Abbey. Choosing to be a Diocesan priest, he was accepted by the Bishop of Portsmouth, John Henry King, studying in London and Hertfordshire for eight years. He was ordained at the age of 25 on 8 June 1968. Nicholas France’s first appointment was as assistant priest in the Catholic parish of Windsor. After two years he became Bishop’s chaplain, first to Bishop Derek Worlock (later Archbishop of Liverpool) and then Bishop Anthony Emery, during which time he frequently visited Jersey on Episcopal visitations. In 1977, Nicholas France was made parish priest of St Joseph’s, Aldershot, where he was much involved in education and in building schools. Transferred to Winchester as parish priest and area Dean in 1983, he redeveloped the parish both pastorally and materially. Encouraging the Bishop, Crispian Hollis, to “sort out the church in Southampton”, he was told by the Bishop to go and do it himself, becoming Dean of Southampton in January 1991. He was much involved in social issues within the city at ecumenical level and in promoting the Apostleship of the Sea in support of seafarers to that great port. Preparing for the millennium the 1999, Nicholas France was unexpectedly moved to Jersey as Catholic Dean. He has been a trustee of the diocese of Portsmouth since 1995. As Catholic Dean in Jersey his vision has been to integrate the people from Madeira, Eastern Europe and elsewhere in our Island community. Early on in his ministry in Jersey he built the Welcome Centre to be a focal point for the Island’s migrant communities. Msgr France was recognised for his significant contribution in this area of Island life by being awarded an MBE in 2014. During the last 15 years there have been many changes in the structure of the Catholic Parish in Jersey and it is now one Island Parish. Caritas Jersey was launched at an Island Mass held in Fort Regent in 2013.
Terry Le Sueur
Terry Le Sueur
Director
Terry Le Sueur has been member of the Catholic Church in Jersey all his life, principally connected to St. Mary & St. Peter’s Church, where he is a member of the Stewardship Team. He is a Trustee of Beaulieu Convent School and a former governor of De La Salle College. He is a member of the Knights of St. Columba and the Catenian Association. Born in 1942 and now retired, he was a chartered accountant with his own practice, and more recently a member of the States of Jersey, where he was in office for 24 years, first as a St. Helier Deputy and subsequently as a Senator, where he had political responsibility initially for Employment and Social Security, and then Treasury and Resources, before ultimately becoming Chief Minister. He is one of the Directors of Caritas Jersey Limited, and also a member of its ‘think tank’ which looks at various local issues from a Catholic perspective. In that respect he helped create a recent pamphlet on election issues which went to every household locally.
Rev Iain MacFirbhisigh KHS
Rev Iain MacFirbhisigh KHS
Dublin born, educated by Jesuits at Gonzaga College, Iain has lived in Jersey since 1961. Most of his working life was in the Tourism Industry. He was for nine years Co-ordinator of St Helier’s Centre Ville Project, involved with a range of projects from the Hoppa Experiment, the Christmas Lights, La Fête dé Noué, the paving of the Royal Square being perhaps the most memorable. Formerly a member, he has served in executive positions with many Island organisations, including the Skål Club of Jersey, the Jersey Amateur Dramatic Club, the Channel Islands Tour Operators Group, the Jersey Battle of Flowers Association and the Parish of St Helier Roads Committee. Following a period of study and formation at St John’s Seminary, in 1993 Iain was ordained as the first Permanent Deacon in Jersey. He is a member the Hospital Chaplaincy Team, with particular responsibility for Overdale; the Apostleship of the Sea, The Knights of St Columba, the SVP and a past President off the Jersey Circle of the Catenian Association. Previously a Governor of FCJ Convent School he has recently been appointed to the Board of Governor’s of De la Salle College. Iain married Cheryl in 1966 they have two adult sons, Niall and Tadhg and five grandchildren. He enjoys travelling, reading, classical music and a fine Armagnac!
Vini Knights
Vini Knights
Director
Born in Belfast with a Jersey mother and Irish father Vini was educated and brought up in Jersey .She worked in finance until she went into clinical practice as a Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor. Trained and employed by a leading residential unit for Drug and Alcohol dependency in the South West of England she passed their Diploma in Addiction Counselling and also undertook specialised training in Self-Harm, Eating Disorders,Sexual Abuse and Trauma and Blood Borne Viruses. She then returned to Jersey and became the Reg/Manager of Silkworth Lodge, a residential unit for addictions and established the organisation of their Half-Way House. Vini later was employed at H.M.P. La Moye as a counsellor and is now in private practice offering both counselling and clinical supervision. Further training and qualifications in London and Exeter have involved Couples therapy,Clinical Supervision, Working with Families and Substance Misuse, and Porn and Sex addictions. She holds the National Counsellor Accreditation certificate with F.D.A.P.and U.K.R.C.P status( United Kingdom Registered Independent Counsellor/Psychotherapist) and is a qualified Clinical Supervisor with accreditation with the E.A.S. (European Assoc. of Supervisors) after qualification and training at the Iron Mill Institute. Vini has two grown up children and two grandchildren and regularly attends Mass at St.Thomas Church. Her interests and hobbies are music, books, cycling and politics.
Maurice F. Dubras
Maurice F. Dubras
Maurice Dubras is a Founding Board Member of Caritas Jersey. He has also the role of Chairman of the Catholic Dean’s Think Tank which is a new initiative of the larger organisation. Maurice was baptized into the Catholic Church at St. Thomas, then associated primarily with the French community in Jersey in which his father played an active part. Educated from 1944 at De La Salle College (The Beeches), Maurice moved in 1957 to the UK to take up an engineering apprenticeship and degree studies. Subsequently, Maurice married and emigrated to Ontario, Canada where he continued as a mechanical design engineer within the nuclear power industry. Maurice was active in the church in a number of locations including during an assignment in India. He then made transitions within the company into managerial and executive human resource functions, finally as an internal (re-) organisation consulting role. On leaving the corporation after 25 years, Maurice returned to Jersey in 1990 setting up his own consultancy, which involved travelling widely. However, about this time he lapsed from the church. He attended the Society of Friends meetings for a number of years before being received back in to the Catholic Church in 2007. From the early 1990s Maurice became active with various local initiatives addressing unusual levels of unemployment, aiming to eradicate poverty, coordinating efforts to deal with domestic abuse and workplace bullying, among other social issues. This led to him standing for election in 1996 as a Deputy and he represented St. Lawrence in the States of Jersey for nine years. Building on several years with various charities, Maurice became interested in the possibility of assisting with setting up Caritas in Jersey. Also, he is assisting the group preparing to establish the Caritas Diocese of Portsmouth organisation.
Rev. Dr. Stephen Morgan
Rev. Dr. Stephen Morgan
Deacon Stephen Morgan is the Secretary to the Trustees of the Diocese of Portsmouth and Research Associate in Theology at St Benet’s Hall, University of Oxford. Married to Caroline with three young adult children, he lives in the New Forest where he ministers to the Catholic communities of Brockenhurst, Lymington, Milford on Sea and New Milton. As diocesan secretary, Stephen is responsible for the charitable administration of the diocese and the oversight of its finances and property, including those in Jersey.
Robin E. Rumboll
Robin E. Rumboll
Director
Robin was born in Argentina where he spent his early life. After attending boarding school in England he returned to Buenos Aires and served two years compulsory military service in the local police force. In 1965 he moved to Jersey, initially to start a mushroom farm in the then disused German tunnels in St Peter’s Valley. Already a Chartered Accountant he abandoned mushrooms for the profession, becoming a Partner of Coopers & Lybrand in 1966 and, after 21 years a Consultant, by which time he had already been elected to the States, serving as a Deputy for St Helier until 1996. During his political career he held a number of Presidencies, including those of Education, Legislation and Jersey Outside politics he has been President of Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and was a founder member and current President of Jersey Cheshire Homes Foundation. Robin played a leading role in the recent “Living Our Faith” campaign. Robin continues to hold a number of non executive directorships and as a joint founder of Channel 103 he remains Chairman of the radio station and its associated charity “Help A Jersey Child”. Robin and his wife Cynthia live in St Lawrence and his interests include boating, golf, skiing and attempting to improve his modest bridge skills.
Mike Cutland
Mike Cutland
Director
Educated at De La Salle College in Jersey, Mike later graduated from the University of Reading with a law degree. An interest in human rights and social justice led to a career in the Probation Service after Mike achieved a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of East Anglia. Mike returned to Jersey working as a Probation Officer in the local service before being promoted to Assistant Chief Officer in 1999. As part of this role Mike was the first Chairperson of the local Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) Partnership – an approach that assesses, manages and works with members of the community who pose a high risk of harm to others. Mike has also chaired the Jersey Domestic Violence Forum and represents the Probation Service on the boards of the Safeguarding Partnership and the Family Mediation Jersey charity . Mike attends St May’s and St Peter’s Church where he is an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. He has been married for over twenty years to Sharon and the couple have three children: Niamh, Danny and Roisin. A keen follower of sport, Mike has not allowed frequent disappointments to curtail his support of West Ham United.
Delia Hardiman
Delia Hardiman
Honorary Secretary
Delia Hardiman retired as Headteacher of Jersey College for Girls Preparatory school in December 2011. In November 2007 after 5 years part/time study she was awarded a BA honours degree in Divinity – focussing on Catholic theology. On her retirement she was pleased to become more involved with the Catholic Church in Jersey, firstly as the Stewardship Co-ordinator and then as Manager of the Pastoral Services. She is involved in various administrative roles within the Church including being part of a team organising the Called and gifted Conference which is due to take place in Jersey in September 2015. Delia is a Trustee of Beaulieu Convent School. Leisure time is spent trying to keep fit by walking, and then relaxing by trying to improve her culinary skills or more often dining out! Reading on the kindle or even with an old fashioned book is always a pleasure.
Stephen Le Fondré
Stephen Le Fondré
Trerasurer
Educated at the Sacred Heart School and De La Salle College, Stephen was a regular altar-server in his childhood at the small but quaint ‘Our Lady Queen of the Universe’ RC Church at Millbrook, before re-locating to east of the island in the mid-1970s and attending St Patrick’s RC Church, for which he became a Eucharist Minister in 1986. Stephen subsequently joined the Catholic lay-organisation ‘The Catenian Association’ in 2001, for which he has held the positions of both President and Treasurer of the Jersey Circle, for a number of years. Stephen is a Director and Executive Financial Planner with ‘SWM Synergy’, providing Retirement and Investment planning services to individuals, businesses and corporate clientele on Jersey. Previously, Stephen started his career in Financial Services in 1993 as a Financial Adviser and subsequently obtained a Directorship and became co-proprietor of Synergy Financial Service Limited in 2005; the Company recently re-structured in 2013 as ‘SWM Limited’. A member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI), Stephen has passed the Private Client Investment Advice and Management Level 6 examination. Stephen has lived at Longueville for many years and is married to Julie, and has two grown-up sons and five grandsons. He is a lifetime member of Beeches Old Boys Association, and his interests include spending time with his family and travelling, especially to their apartment located at Isla Canela in southern Spain.

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