Brief Description and Mandate

The Constitution of the Diocese of Fredericton creates the Finance Committee as one of two constitutionally guaranteed standing committees of the Diocesan Council (Constitution, s. 11(7)). Canon FOUR, s. 18 confirms the Committee, defines its role and function and establishes its membership (s. 18(2)).

On-going Responsibilities and Reporting

  • to take a Christian approach to council's whole ministry
  • to be accountable to synod
  • to guide and evaluate the ministry in the diocese
  • to develop and approve the diocesan budget, and live within that budget
  • to make regulations and set guidelines as needed
  • to appoint individuals and committees as called for in the canons (eg treasurer, archivist, executive committee, etc.)
  • to receive reports from diocesan committees and take appropriate action/make decisions based on recommendations
  • to delegate issues and challenges to diocesan council committees
  • to help ensure coordination of diocesan events, thus avoiding duplication
  • to regularly communicate with the parishes and seek their support
  • to guide and support the parishes
  • to help strengthen the sense of community within the diocese
  • to be proactive (not reactive)
  • to listen, think, plan and act strategically (have a "big picture," long-term focus)
  • to be intentionally aware of what's going on in the Anglican church and in the world
  • to ensure access to demographic and other information in order to establish appropriate plans

Membership

Archdeaconry lay and clergy representatives, Archdeacons and other standing members as defined by the Constitution s11.

Budget

Diocesan Council oversees the Diocesan Budget in seven areas of ministry seeking input from the area groups. The overall goal is a ministry driven budget expressed annually in a narrative format for use in annual regional consultations in order that the work of the Diocese may be communicated clearly, accurately and effectively

Sub-groups and Other Links

Seven ministry areas: