Stewardship of our Parish Resources

Across the Parishes of Camberwell, Balwyn, Deepdene and Surrey Hills Wattle Park we strive to achieve wise and faithful stewardship of our assets and to operate within a responsible and sustainable financial framework. We place high priority on ethical business transactions and on transparent accountability.

To this end, we apply the following practices:

  • We develop and monitor a fiscally responsible annual budget (capital, operational and cash flow) and ensure that proper financial controls and systems are in place;
  • We ensure compliance with established standards for financial accountability;
  • We employ qualified staff and draw on the expertise of parishioners with high-level finance experience to oversee our budget and financial practices;
  • We allocate resources to maximise our parishes’ visions and to achieve the strategic priorities of each parish;
  • We publish our financial year statements in the Annual Report of the Parishes of Camberwell Deepdene & Balwyn and Surrey Hills Wattle Park.

Annual Report 2022

The 2022 Annual Report incorporates our three parishes of Camberwell, Balwyn Deepdene and Surrey Hills Wattle Park.

Though our report cannot capture every activity and everything that happened in one year, it is full of interesting memories, sacrament celebrations and facts and figures about our parish life including a financial summary of our parish.


2022 Annual Report

Parishes’ Finance Committee

Our Parish Priest holds ultimate responsibility for ensuring that our parishes operate within a responsible and sustainable financial framework. He is supported in this responsibility by Finance Committees that serves our parishes.

The key role of the Finance and Investment Committee is to assist the Parish Priest and the Parish Council, in managing the financial affairs of each parish. The Committee’s advisory and oversight areas include:

  • Stewardship contributions and the renewal program;
  • Annual parish budgets and annual reporting to Archdiocese and to parishioners;
  • The financial, business and corporate governance aspects of the Barnsbury Retirement Village;
  • Stewardship of all the parishes assets.

As Stewardship Coordinator, Kate Baines’ role responsibilities include property maintenance across the parishes, day-to-day financial management of the three parishes, and membership of the Parishes’ Finance Committee &Investment Committee, and the Barnsbury Governance Committee.  Kate also plays a key role in liaison with and support of the Barnsbury Retirement Village and Villa Maria Catholic Homes.

Kate’s working days are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.
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