WELCOME TO THE FINANCE COMMITTEE PAGE



The Parish Priest is, under Canon Law, ultimately responsible for all matters relating to the finances and property of the parish. The Finance Committee is established under Canon Law and advises the Parish Priest on financial and property issues. The Parish Priest can delegate functions to ensure the orderly running of this large and complex organisation.  

The Archdiocese is responsible for setting financial and personnel guidelines for running parishes. The relevant documents can be viewed at http://www.rcsouthwark.co.uk/finance.html.

The Committee members take on specific delegated roles as well as sharing the  overall business of the committee.

The key to the delegation is
  1.  to  separate functions between different personnel to assist in financial probity
  2. to involve a number of people in financial operations to help with continuity  in the event of members stepping down.

The Committee meets formally about 6 times a year. It publishes an annual budget and interim quarterly accounts .  Previous years'  accounts can be seen here.
The members are appointed by the Parish Priest and current membership is:
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Chris Woodward 

Finance Committee Chair 

Chris Woodward

Canon John Clark 

Parish Priest 
Canon John Clark

Cathy Lynch 

Member 
Cathy Lynch

Mike Cairns

 
Member

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Paul Duffin

Member

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Anne Waldron

Chair Parish Pastoral Council

Anne Waldron
 

Joseph Tai

Member
Joseph Tai has lived in the parish since 2013, was born a Catholic and studied in a missionary school in Malaysia. He has fond  memories serving as an altar boy supported by his late dad, who was a member of the St Vincent De Paul Society and a church warden. 
He is a qualified account and works in the investment banking industry. 
He currently assists the Finance Committee in tasks linked to office administration and efficiency.

Edmund Coombs

Member
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