Churchwardens and Treasurers


More than 330 people across our diocese give of their time, energy, skill and talents to serve as churchwardens and treasurers. The Diocese of Ottawa supports these valuable ministries through lay leadership development training workshops, and a variety of print and online resources.

Roles and Responsibilities
Governance, leadership, financial management and property are the chief responsibilities of parish churchwardens and incumbent, acting together as the parish corporation.
Overview presentation Powerpoint | pdf.

Churchwarden Position Description (pdf),

Keeping a watch on insurance coverage is part of the job.
Ecclesiastical Insurance/ Diocese of Ottawa Risk Control Initiative 2010 Powerpoint | pdf.

Managing Parish Finances
The Diocese has prepared and regularly revises a set of guidelines to assist incumbents, churchwardens, finance committees and parish treasurers, who administer this important part of
parish life.
Are Controls Really Necessary in a Parish?
PowerPoint presentation

GST and Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) Rebate Info
Provincial Schedule - GST/HST Public Service Bodies' Rebate file Rc7066
Application for GST/HST Public Service Bodies Rebate and GST Self-Government Refund Gst 66-10e
Sample parish cheque requisition form (reflecting the HST change as of July 1, 2010). This enables tracking of GST and HST for rebate purposes.
Appendix 8(c).

Staff Resource Person

Michael Herbert
Director of Financial Ministry
Phone: 613-232-7124 , Ext. 241

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