Diocesan Trustees

Diocesan Trustees

1. Introduction

1. This section contains a summary of the structure and objectives of the Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth as a charity governed by the laws of England. It also contains copies of terms of reference of the key committees and policies of the Diocese.

 

It is intended that as and when any policies or procedure of the Diocese are adopted or amended this handbook will also be amended and circulated to the Trustees.

 

We hope that you find this handbook useful. If you have any comments on it or suggestions for including documents not currently in it that you would find helpful, please contact the Secretary to the Trustees, Stephen Morgan at St Edmund House, Bishop Crispian Way, Portsmouth PO1 3QA; email: smorgan@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk ; telephone: 023 9282  5430.

 

 

2. CONSTITUTION AND STRUCTURE

2.1 Explanatory note for trustees on the constitution of The Portsmouth Diocesan Trust

2.2 Explanatory note for trustees on the constitution of Portsmouth Roman Catholic Diocese Priests Retirement Fund

 

 

3. TRUSTEES ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

3.1 Role of trustees

3.2 The public benefit test summary for the Trustees

3.3 The Essential Trustee summary for the Trustees

 

4. COMMITTEES OF THE BOARD

4.1 Terms of reference of the committees:

(a) Education Committee

(b) Evangelisation Committee

(c) Living our Faith Committee

(d) Priests Retirement Fund Board

(e) Safeguarding Commission

(f) Vocation Committee

 

 

5. OTHER INFORMATION

5.1 Current policies: - available from Department for Finance and Property and includes:

(a) Conflicts of interest

(b) Health and safety

(c) Safeguarding

(d) Reserves policy

(e) Investment policy

 

6. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

6.1 The Portsmouth Diocesan Trusts Report and Audited accounts for the year ended 31 August 2012

6.2 Portsmouth Roman Catholic Diocese Priests Retirement Funds Report and Audited accounts for the year ended 31 December 2012

 

APPENDICES

1. GOVERNING DOCUMENTS OF THE DIOCESE:

1. The Portsmouth Diocesan Trusts Deed of Revocation and Declaration of Trust dated 5th December 2002

2. The Portsmouth Diocesan Trusts Deed of Variation dated 7th April 2004

3. Uniting direction dated 20th July 2001

4. List of subsidiary trusts

5. Portsmouth Roman Catholic Diocese Priests Retirement Fund Trust Deed dated 12th December 1996

6. Portsmouth Roman Catholic Diocese Priests Retirement Fund Supplemental Trust Deed dated 20th November 2008

 

 

2. EXTERNAL GUIDANCE

1. Welcome to new trustees (Charity Commission leaflet)

2. The Essential Trustee (Charity Commission booklet CC3)

3. "The Hallmarks of an Effective Charity" (Charity Commission booklet CC10)

4. "Charities and Public Benefit" summary guidance for charity trustees (Charity Commission leaflet)

5. "Charities and Public Benefit" the Charity Commission's general guidance on public benefit

6. Summary of a Code of Good Governance for Voluntary Organisations (Governance Hub)

 

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