These downloadable notes are intended to provide guidelines for parish clergy and treasurers regarding recommended practices for recording and controlling financial transactions.

Actual instances of malpractice are very rare, but it is good to be able to show that our practices are of a standard appropriate to a public organisation.

There are a number of reasons for having sound financial procedures and controls, including;

  • To protect the funds given to the church;
  • To protect clergy, the Treasurer, Churchwardens etc from unfounded allegations of malpractice; and
  • To provide simple and effective audit trails.

Page updated 200312