Diocesan Finance - Introduction
The Diocese of Arundel & Brighton has a full-time Financial Secretary together with a Finance Committee that is responsible in cooperation with the Bishop for the financial administration of the Diocese in accord with canon law and who also advise the Diocesan Trustees in respect of the assets of the Diocese.READ MORE
The Diocesan Finance Office is responsible for the day to day financial dealings of the Diocese, from paying invoices and wages to supporting parishes through Gift Aid and Planned Giving as well as producing the Annual Diocesan Accounts.
The Finance Committee is an essential element of diocesan organisation. The Finance Committee consists of any members of the faithful (at least three) who are skilled in financial matters and who assist the Bishop in the administration of the temporal goods of the diocese.
In civil law, the diocese is administered as a charitable trust according to the terms of its trust deed. All the assets of the diocese, including most of its property - parish properties, diocesan schools, etc - and parish and diocesan investments are, in Civil Law, ultimately the responsibility of the Diocesan Trustees.