The remit of the Finance Committee is:

  • To promote and encourage Christian Stewardship in congregations within the bounds.

  • To determine the Ministries and Mission Contributions for congregations in accordance with the Regulations approved by the General Assembly.

  • To examine and attest Congregational Accounts in accordance with the Regulations of the General Assembly anent Congregational Finance.

  • To report to the Presbytery on stipend arrangements for ministers.

  • To process Vacancy Schedules, in consultation with the Property Committee.

  • To report to Presbytery on the financial requirements of the work currently supported by the Parish Ministries Fund, the Presbytery Staffing Fund and the Mission & Renewal Fund.

  • To monitor contributions made by congregations to the central funds of the Church.

  • To establish and train a Financial Advisory Team to assist congregations having shortfalls in their contributions and to advise on the preparation of Accounts.

  • To transmit applications for Further Endowment if satisfied with the figures submitted in the Schedules.

  • To prepare a Budget for submission not later than the June meeting.   The Budget shall cover all items relating to the administration of the Presbytery and shall cover the period to 31 May following.

  • To submit for approval a method of assessment of the Budget on congregations to be payable by 31 October.

  • To supervise the investments of the Presbytery and its Trust Funds.

Convener: Rev Dr Karen Campbell

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