Parish of the
Good Shepherd, Woodthorpe
St Anthony's of Calverton
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 Parish Finance Committee Members are:
John Doherty:
Martin Foulds:
Retired solicitor/St Anthony's representative
Dr Oliver Kuras:
Advisor Green Issues
Francesca Lynch:
Parish Office Manager/ parish accounts
Philip Martin:
Committee Secretary/Gift Aid advisor/administrative duties
David Staiano:
Account Manager
Oliver Wastell:
Business Analyst and Software Developer
Canon Philipp Ziomek:
Parish Priest
Next meeting:




Parish Community Centre

7th March 2024
13th June 2024
19th September 2024
5th December 2024

6.30 pm
Contact details:
Philip Martin( secretary) through the parish administration suite or Email: philip.martin29@btinternet.com
Financial Administration:
Francesca Lynch, as part of her duties as the parish office manager, provides accountancy support for the parish. Francesca is available in the parish administration suite from Wednesday to Friday each week.

Additionally, there is a small team, comprising Julie Blazewicz-Bell, Martin Bolus and Philip Martin, that undertakes the banking of the weekly church collections and other parish income as well as managing the parish gift aid arrangements. The team is normally available in the parish administrative suite on Monday mornings.
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 December 2024.
3 Thackeray's Lane, Woodthorpe, Nottingham, NG5 4HT. Tel: (0115) 926 8288