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.


Upcoming Training:

Preparing the Financial Statements (Meeting over Zoom)

If this is your first year preparing the financial statements then this session is a must! Seasoned treasurers are also welcome if you would like a refresher.  We will discuss fund accounting, records and the type of financial statements you need to prepare. We will also look at the approval process and annual returns. Please register for either session using the links below, there is no charge. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you are unable to attend, a recording will be made available for you to access at your convenience via the website.

Friday 10 Feb 2023 10:30 Register here

Tuesday 14 Feb 2023 10:30 Register here




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