Parish of the Immaculate heart of Mary

Parish Finance Commitee

Purpose:
In Canon Law, the parish is entrusted to the care of its parish priest who must ensure that the parish is administered 'with the diligence of a good householder'.  However, in English Civil Law, our parish is not a separate legal entity, but is part of the Diocese of Westminster.  The Finance Committee exists with the principal purpose of assisting our Parish Priest to administer the financial resources of the parish and to ensure that the church and other parish property are kept in good order.

The Finance Committee is responsible for the safety and management of all the funds of the parish and for ensuring that these are kept in an account within central banking.  We meet at least four times a year to assess the financial position and to ensure that we have sufficient funds available to meet our current liabilities.  We prepare annual budgets and advise the Parish Council with regard to any proposals entailing above normal expenditure.  The Parish accounts are kept in a prescribed manner and are presented to the committee members at our meetings. 

The Finance Committee is also responsible for ensuring that all relevant legislation is complied with, in particular the Disability Discrimination Act, Health and Safety Rules, Licensing Laws, the Inland Revenue and the Charities Act. 

Chair:
Fr Philip Blandford cmf

Secretary:
Michael Bagness (Parish Administrator)

Enquiries:
All enquiries to the Parish Office.