Training and support

The Diocese Finance Resources Team offer training on specific areas and sessions will be publicised here along with information from previous training events. 

We can also answer your queries and signpost you to helpful resources. Please contact a member of the team. acat

If you are new to the role of Treasurer or feel it helpful for other members of your PCC to understand your role, the Association of Church Accountants and Treasurers (ACAT) provide an introductory Guide for New Church Treasurers available here (downloads a PDF)



The Diocese of Durham provides block membership to ACAT for all parish treasurers. ACAT, the charity for Treasurers of Christian churches, provide members with advice, training and information on accounting, financial, legal and other related issues. Treasures will need a ‘block member’ code to access to log in the ACAT. Please contact for your block member code.



As a treasurer, what training would you be interested in this year?  Further courses can be arranged on request. Please contact Samantha Amsden.

Preparing the Financial Statements (Meeting over Zoom)

We recently held a training session on Preparing the Financial Statements. We covered fund accounting, record keeping and the type of financial statements you need to prepare. We also looked at the approval process and annual returns.  The presentation is below.





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