Church
of the
Good Shepherd
Financial Stewardship Ministry
Aim of Ministry:
To provide effective oversight and stewardship of the Parish's finances, under the direction of the Parish Priest and in accordance with Diocesan requirements. The Diocese requires there to be a Parish Finance Committee to advise the Parish Priest, with whom the decision making powers ultimately reside.
What is required of members:
To oversee the parish accounts, ensuring that income and expenditure trends are identified, and to determine any actions required to maximise Parish income and manage expenditure appropriately. The Finance Committee also has responsibility for assisting the Parish Priest in areas such as insurance, health and safety, fire prevention and the general maintenance of all Parish property. The Committee meets at least four times a year for this purpose. It comprises the Parish Priest and parishioners with accountancy, financial and business management experience. Members are expected to take a full and active part in its deliberations.

The GSC Finance Committee Members are:
Sarah Bray:
Financial Advisor
John Doherty:
Auditor
Michael Dwan:
Committee Chairperson/administrative duties
Brian Huthwaite:
Parish Accountant
Dr Oliver Kuras:
Advisor Green Issues
Philip Martin:
Committee Secretary/Gift Aid advisor/administrative duties
Jonathan Newman:
Private Accountant
Canon Philipp Ziomek:
Parish Priest
Next meeting:

Where:

When:


Time:


Parish Community Centre

10th October 2019
5th December 2019


6.30 pm
The approved minutes of each meeting are made available to the parish:

 Minutes of meeting on 16th May 2019

Contact details:
Philip Martin( secretary) through the parish administration suite or Email: philip.martin29@btinternet.com
Financial Administration:
There is also a small team which undertakes the day to day financial administrative work, including overseeing and banking the weekly church collections and other parish income, financial record keeping and administering the quarterly gift aid claims on HM Revenue and Customs. The team currently comprises Julie Blazewicz-Bell, Martin Bolus, Michael Dwan and Philip Martin. The team is available in the parish administrative suite on Monday mornings and at other times to advise parishioners on any financial issues affecting the Parish, including the Parish's planned giving arrangements.

Additionally, the parish accountant, Brian Huthwaite, provides accountancy support for the parish on each Wednesday

Planned Giving:
Planned giving is an important means by which parishioners can help the Parish address the significant financial challenges it currently faces. A leaflet entitled 'Guidance on Planned Giving' explains the challenges and the options for planned giving.
Parish counting arrangements:
A rota of volunteer teams count the collection at week-end Masses each Sunday evening, prior to the money being checked and banked the following week. The current rota of counting dates runs until the end of August 2020.
3 Thackeray's Lane, Woodthorpe, Nottingham, NG5 4HT. Tel: (0115) 926 8288