Finance & General Purposes Team

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The Finance & General Purposes Committee is one of the PCC Committees.


For more information please contact Suzanne Spooner (email).


Terms of Reference

Membership: Chair - Suzanne Spooner; Treasurer – Jill Atkinson; Vicar – Alan Keeler; Church Wardens – positions vacant; and other members with relevant expertise & approved by the PCC – currently John Beale; Margaret Eames; David Pullen; Clem Sutton

Frequency of meetings: Approximately five per year.

Responsibilities: To undertake detailed scrutiny and management of St. Mary's PCC's financial and operational needs and to ensure that all reasonable maintenance requirements for the buildings for which the PCC is responsible are met, while complying with statutory requirements. The committee is responsible for annual budget-setting for approval by the PCC.

Financial responsibilities: The committee can authorise expenditure up to £5,000 per item without prior approval from the PCC. (Amounts over £5,000 will need a previous PCC decision.) All significant expenditure is reported to the next PCC meeting.