The Department for Finance is responsible for the good stewardship of funds and assets of the Diocese including maximising and reporting income, and the planning and monitoring of expenditure for parishes, projects, and the Diocese as a whole.

Gift Aid

The Department for Finance is responsible for reconciling and submitting annual gift aid returns to H.M.R.C. on behalf of the Diocese. These include all gift aid returns received from parishes and other one off donations to the charity.

If you have any questions or would like to speak to the team, please contact us as follows:

Gift Aid Office
St. Vincent’s Diocesan Offices,
St. Cuthbert’s House,
West Road,
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE15 7PY.

Tel: 0191 243 3306

Email: gift.aid@diocesehn.org.uk

Registered Charity No.1143450

Guidance for Parish Financial Returns

Funding Support

for Parishes

The Diocese is offering access to a funding support website to our parishes, which enables them to search for funding from a variety of bodies.

This is a good way of finding considerable funding – many churches have used this portal in the past and have succeeded in finding funding.

Click on the link opposite to find out more (NB. this is password protected content, if you are accessing for the first time, please contact the Finance Team by tel: 0191 243 3300 or email: finance@diocesehn.org.uk to obtain).

Finance Team

Financial Secretary

Jeff Ledger F.C.C.A.

Parishes Support Accountant

Andrea Emson – mobile: 07972 810466

Finance Officer

Helen Ramsay – mobile: 07979 951245

Finance Assistant

Michelle Alsop

Senior Administrator

Lynne Matthews

Contact the department

Tel: 0191 243 3300

Email: finance@diocesehn.org.uk

Diocesan Finance Committee

Chairman

Canon Peter Leighton VG – tel: 0191 460 4274

Secretary

Paul Henderson – tel: 0191 243 3300 or email: finance@diocesehn.org.uk

Committee Members

Fr. Andrew Shaw, Andrew Clark, Eamonn Donnelly, Andrew Gillingham, Geraldine Green, Jeff Ledger, Paul Morgan and Fiona Standfield.

Diocesan Investment Committee

Chairman

Canon Peter Leighton VG – tel: 0191 460 4274

Secretary

Jeff Ledger – tel: 0191 243 3300 or email: finance@diocesehn.org.uk

Committee Members

Matt Boyle and Fiona Standfield.