Treasurer Support Network


What is The Treasurer Support Network?

The Treasurer Support Network aims to bring together all the treasurers from across the Diocese. It is a forum aimed at equipping and enabling treasurers to approach their role in an informed way. Sharon Taylor Booth (pictured right )  hosts regular zoom sessions to discuss different topics, highlight relevant training and signpost useful information. We have many experienced treasurers and by sharing our abilities and skills we will create a solid group of well-established treasurers to support our PCC’s and Churches.

To join us please keep looking out on the e-bulletin for events and updates. All information will be posted on this page of the website. 

Treasurer Training

As part of our ongoing support for parishes, the Diocese of Chester has been working with 'Data Developments' (an accounting software provider).. Some treasures may already be aware of our relationship with Data Developments through Sharon Taylor-Booth, from the finance department at Church House, who manages the Treasurer Support Network.

Parishes often have queries that relate to accounting and gift aid requirements. In recognising this, 'Data Developments' have developed a free treasurer course and also a free gift aid course. 

These courses explain the requirements with practical examples and give useful hints and tips for both new and existing treasurers and gift aid secretaries. Time is left at the end of each session for live Q&A. 

They are run by past and present treasurers/Gift aid secretaries with the aim for these courses to spread good practice, improve reporting and give support to the people in the roles they have volunteered for. These courses are open to everyone, not just Data Developments users and include:  

Treasurer training: 

1. What is fund accounting and what are the different types of funds 

2. What is the role of the treasurer and what's best practice 

3. Financial controls, what are they and why are they needed 

4. Preparing for Yearend and the Independent Examination

Gift Aid and GASDS course: 

1. What is Gift Aid and what do I need to do to claim it
2. What money can and can’t I claim on
3. What is GASDS, why is it different to Gift Aid and how can I claim it 

All sessions are recorded so that when person registers it becomes a useful resource for them as they can repeat them or watch it at a more convenient time. People can register for the whole course or just the one week and we will be starting the next dates are:


Treasurer course 

Treasurer training part 1 
Tues 24th January 5pm-6pm 
Thur 23rd February 5pm-6pm 
Register here

Treasurer training part 2
Tues 31 January 5pm-6pm 
Thur 02 March 5pm-6pm 
Register here

Treasurer training part 3
Tues 07 February 5pm-6pm 
Thur 09 March 5pm-6pm 
Register here

Treasurer training part 4
Tues 14 February 5pm-6pm 
Thur 16 March 5pm-6pm 
Register here

Gift Aid Course 

Gift Aid course part 1
Wed 25 January 1pm – 2pm 
Fri 17 February 1pm – 2pm 
Register here

Gift Aid course part 2
Wed 01 February 1pm – 2pm 
Fri 24 February 1pm – 2pm 
Register here

Gift Aid course part 3
Wed 8 February 1pm – 2pm
Fri 03 March 1pm – 2pm 
Register here


These courses do not cover any aspect of the 'My Funding Online' software. For more information on each course please visit the training page of our website

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