Annual Diocesan Financial Statement 2016

Annual Diocesan Financial Report

(Year Ended 31 December 2016)

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In compliance with the law applicable to charities in Northern Ireland the Diocese of Down and Connor has prepared its Annual Financial Statement for the year ended 31 December 2016 and submitted this Report to The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland.

The year 2016 has been another fruitful year in the life of the Diocese. The Annual Accounts demonstrate how resources are being used to ensure that the Church in Down and Connor fulfils its sacred mission of spreading the Gospel and ministering to the people of God throughout the Diocese and the wider civic community.

The data highlights the various ministries and services provided by a wide range of people whose commitment to, and participation in, the life of the Diocese enriches parishes, schools, apostolates of charity, and the many other organisations that impact upon the lives of so many.

It reflects the dedicated efforts of priests, religious and faithful who through their pastoral care and charitable initiatives serve those entrusted to them.

The Annual Accounts confirm that the Diocese continues to address and respond to the spiritual and pastoral needs of the people of God in Down and Connor and beyond. Nevertheless, it is essential and prudent that careful management of financial resources is continually exercised so as to ensure that the Church’s mission will continue to flourish into the future.

The Diocese acknowledges and commends the hard work of so many professionals and volunteers throughout the Diocese who have given of their time, skills and experience. In particular, the Diocese thanks the members of the Trustee Board and all involved at parish and curial level for their ongoing and dedicated commitment to the life and mission of the Church in Down and Connor.