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
to separate functions between different personnel to assist in financial probity
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:
(click on photograph for more information):
Finance Committee Chair
Canon John Clark
Chair Parish Pastoral Council
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.