Father Darren Smith is our General Secretary.

He was ordained on 29th June 1986 and was the Parish Priest at Saint Luke’s, Kingstanding for 17 years. He became General Secretary of The ACS in 2008 and was delighted to be made a Canon in 2019 in recognition of the work he has done over the years for the Catholic societies .

Previously he was Assistant Priest at Saint Cuthbert’s, Castle Vale, Birmingham and Assistant Curate at Saint Aidan’s, New Parks, Leicester.

Father Darren would like to personally extend a warm invitation to any visitors to come and see us at commercial Street .

Robert Jordan is our Print Co-ordinator.

He has been with ACS since 1992.

I process all of our orders for printing and publications. One minute I can be invoicing an order, the next collating our latest print job. I have seen many changes in printing over the years and am very excited about the latest developments at ACS. Now, more than ever, we will be able to help you with all of your printing requirements. I am also responsible for despatch and our web site. Often, I answer the telephone as well! So, I hope to hear from you soon!

You can e mail me: robertjordan@additionalcurates.co.uk or telephone 0121 382 5533, option 1.

Mary Bashford (Mrs)

Mary Joined the staff at ACS in early 2010 as Fr Darren’s Personal Assistant and Admin support for the CBS. Mary also undertakes other roles supporting the work of The Glastonbury Pilgrimage , GSS and The Church Union. The is the face behind the name and the voice of so many peoples contacts with us at Commercial Street. Married to Philip with two children and two adorable grandchildren. Mary worships at Saint Francis church Friar Park in Wednesbury, looking after their accounts as Parish Treasurer and flower arranger .