St. John’s Parish Finance Committee Meeting 16th January 2018

  1. Minutes: Minutes of the previous meeting were proposed, seconded and adopted.


  2. Matters arising: A number of matters arose from the minutes of the previous meeting.

  • Clarification required regarding all our insurance cover.
  • The parishioner data base is being updated.


3. Correspondence:

  • Written clarification needed on who exactly is responsible for the installation, servicing and monitoring of both fire and security alarms in all three churches of the parish.

  • Agreed that the defibrillators installed in the Churches would be serviced and that a notice be placed in the parish newsletter asking for volunteers to undergo defibrillator training.


  4. Update of accounts: A detailed update of parish accounts included:

  • Parish income & expense accounts for the period Oct to Dec 2017.
  • The annual income from Diocesan collections 2017

  • Parish accounts bank balances.

  • A seven-year comparison on electricity usage: 2011 to 2017

  • A seven-year comparison on oil usage: 2011 to 2017.


 5. Parish Financial Report for 2017

  • The report for 2017 was agreed and approved for publication.

  6. Update on building Sub Committee.

  • A copy of the internal & external survey of St John’s Church to be made available to committee members.

  7. A.O.B.  

  • Noted that a fundraising committee has been formed by Curraheen-based parishioners to specifically raise funds for the development/construction of a meeting room at Curraheen Church.