We are looking for someone to offer some flexible time to be a Treasurer for our church of St James, Codnor. It is not necessary to attend the church regularly, but you would need an interest in the life of the church, serving the local community, and be able to report to our Parochial Church Council (PCC) meetings (roughly every 4-6 weeks).

The following skills are required:

– reasonable financial competence, and the ability to maintain a basic accounts book

– willingness to attend, or report to PCC (Parochial Church Council) meetings

– be able to maintain confidentiality, particularly with respect to matters related to personal donations to the church

– be in harmony with the PCC, the parish priest, and the wider church

– meet the wider requirements of the Charity Commissioners for all Trustees: ie. not disqualified by bankruptcy or by convictions for financial wrongdoing

Key tasks of a church Treasurer include:

– carry out the financial decisions made by the PCC (Parochial Church Council)

– draft an annual budget to assist the PCC to plan for the coming year

– record all financial transactions carried out on behalf of the PCC and ensure they are properly authorised

– monitor the PCC’s finances through the year, and alert the PCC if any difficulties are likely

– work with the PCC to meet its financial obligations

– maintain a book-keeping system

– prepare the annual financial statements for approval by the PCC and submission to the Annual Parochial Church Meeting, ensuring that they comply with current Charity Commission requirements


For further information, please contact the Priest in Charge Revd Tracy Robinson (01332 880284)

About St James's Church, Parish of Codnor

We hold services of worship on the first, second and third Sundays of the month at 10am. The church is open on the 4th Saturday of the month, and on Wednesdays between 10am and 1pm, and anyone is welcome to drop in to look around, have a chat and cup of tea.

The church is lovingly maintained and looked after by a small congregation generously giving of their time, creativity and money.

St James holds regular fundraising events through the year, and is well known for great bacon cobs, homemade cake, jams & chutneys and craft stalls, and for its annual Christmas tree festival supported by local schools, businesses and organisations.