Comments: Church Commissioners announce annual results for 2011

It is good to see the annual report out. The quarterly reports, which used to be provided - and this would be the cycle for the corporate sector - seem to have been discontinued. I don't want CC to spend lots of money on extra reporting, nor do I want them to be under undue pressure for short term performance - but accountability, and up-to-date figures on a cycle for general synod meetings would give a chance to tell their story a little more regularly.

Posted by Mark Bennet at Monday, 14 May 2012 at 9:21pm BST

There are quarterly reports available here.

http://www.churchofengland.org/about-us/structure/churchcommissioners/annual-and-quarterly-reports/first-commissioner%27s-quarterly-update.aspx

I've sampled a few and they appear to be two to three pages long.

Posted by Peter Owen at Monday, 14 May 2012 at 10:39pm BST

Can I state for the record...these finances and assets are the real reason why there will not be a split in the Church of England, resulting in large numbers of clergy leaving.

Posted by Robert Ian Williams at Tuesday, 15 May 2012 at 6:07am BST

Peter - the last one was March 2011 published 1 June 2011. The series appears to have stopped.

Posted by Mark Bennet at Tuesday, 15 May 2012 at 6:54am BST

Mark,

By the look of the interim report of the Kay Review of equity markets, there's a strong move afoot to abolish quarterly financial reporting in the corporate sector, because apparently it encourages short-termism. Who knew?

Posted by Feria at Tuesday, 15 May 2012 at 3:22pm BST

There are some positive statements about mission and growth in the report, but I notice that overall spending on parish mission and ministry funding has dropped 20% from 2010, whilst spending on bishops has risen 10%. There doesn't seem to be anything in the report which explains this.

Posted by David Keen at Wednesday, 16 May 2012 at 9:33am BST
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