The Finance Group normally comprises the Parish Priest and around five parishioners, some of the parishioners on this group have financial backgrounds but this is not a requirement for membership of the group. The Finance Group sets a Parish Budget each year and meets each quarter to review whether income and expenditure is in line with budget. Any variances are investigated and action taken if so required.
A quarterly report is given to the Pastoral Parish Council and indeed a member from the Finance Group is always happy to attend PPC meetings as and when requested. When major projects are proposed and carried out, such as the renewal of the gas boiler, the Finance Group works closely with the Parish Priest and PPC giving advice and guidance as required.