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“Your Parish needs you!”

Running the parish requires money: money coming in from the church community and going out to suppliers and in fulfilment of the church’s mission.

The Treasurer is responsible for managing that money. The PCC is setting up a new team to provide the functions that make up the total job of Treasurer.

Treasury team leader (Treasurer)

Responsible for:

reporting to the PCC on the finances of the parish;

producing and managing the parish budget;

producing reports as required by other church bodies (deanery and diocese);

representing the parish on financial matters.

Income controllers

The income controllers are responsible for:

recording all income received by the church, such as donations, fees, grants;

banking all cash and cheques received by the church;

providing the accounts controller with a spreadsheet of income received by the church (this is an extension of the vestry sheet).

It is prudent that there be at least two income controllers.

Expense controllers

The expense controllers are responsible for:

paying invoices presented to the church;

transferring via the bank account all monies as appropriate to the Diocese or other church bodies.

It is necessary for managing payments through the bank account that there are at least two expense controllers.

Accounts controller

The accounts controller is responsible for:

running the accounts system using information received from the income and expense controllers;

producing reports needed by other members of the treasury team and the PCC.

Planned giving officer

The planned giving officer is responsible for helping people set up standing orders to make regular payments, managing the CGC and claiming back from HMRC Gift Aid related payments.


If you are interested in joining the team, contact contact the wardens.

Oxfordshire Uncovered

The Oxfordshire Community Foundation has published a report highlighting the inequalities in Oxfordshire. 

“Latest information published by the Office for National Statistics shows that the gap in life expectancy for men in different parts of Oxford city has increased by 11 years since 2007.

The wards of North Oxford and Northfield Brook (in east Oxford, next to Blackbird Leys ward) are just six miles apart, but reveal the huge disparities between people with different levels of privilege and deprivation in the city. This reflects findings in OCF’s Oxfordshire Uncovered report that there are 15 neighbourhoods in Oxfordshire ranked among the 20% most deprived nationally.

Whilst the figures for Northfield Brook have not changed, there has been a large increase in life expectancy in North ward, which encompasses Summertown, Walton Manor and Park Town – some of the most affluent parts of the city. In this area, men can expect to live until 90, and disability-free until 74; whereas men in Northfield Brook die on average at the age of 75 (below the national average), and fall ill from 59.” From Life expectancy differs by 15 years between men in north Oxford vs Northfield Brook

Read the report:

Oxfordshire Uncovered