PARISH FINANCE AND GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE
Which is generally called
'THE PARISH COUNCIL'!
There is an annual General Parish Meeting
The 'Parish Council' meets 3 times a year (approximately once every 4 months)
The Lay Chairman (elected by the members of the Council) is MICHAEL HARVEY
The Introduction to the rules of the Diocese of Middlesbrough (Registered Charity No 233748) on Parish Finance Committees says:-
'In accordance with Canon Law parish patrimony belongs to the parish. (Canon 537 requires every parish to have a Finance Committee).
In English Charity Law the parish priest is the agent of the Diocesan Trustee and in administering parish finances and property must abide by their wishes. So the Parish Finance Committee must be seen as a body helping the parish priest to fulfil his obligations to the Trustee rather than in any way being executive manager of parish financial affairs'
PARISH FINANCE COMMITTEE
Convenor: Michael Harvey
David Turner - Parish Bookkeeper
Jenny Eyles; Mary Howcroft; Linda Lagan; Gerry Nugent
Connected to the General Finance Committee is the
FUND RAISING COMMITTEE
Convenor: John Lagan
Ian Atkinson (Treasurer of the 100 Club)
Helen Clark: Chris Cully; Jenny Eyles; Michael Harvey; David Turner
Convenor: Helen Clark
SPIRITUAL GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Convenor: Michael Morrison
Members:-Paul Connelly; Monica Dunlop; Flora James
OTHER MEMBERS OF THE 'PARISH COUNCIL'
Claire Binns; Ken Evitt; John Prest; Frank Smith
Click here for relevant sections of the Code of Canon Law Nos. 228; 519 and 536