Finance Committee

The Hereford Diocesan Board of Finance (HDBF) is a company registered under the Companies Act (Company no. 144467) and a registered Charity (Charity no. 249685).

The HDBF directors/trustees are the members of the Bishop’s Council which takes the lead on matters of diocesan strategy. The directors are responsible for ensuring compliance by the HDBF with legislation in areas such as employment law, Health & Safety and risk management.

Under HDBF Article 7.2, the directors have appointed and delegated the day to day financial management to the Finance Committee. Its main purpose is to enable resources to be used in imaginative and appropriate ways to support the mission, ministry and renewal of the Church of England across our diocese, in line with our vision and strategy.

This involves overseeing budgets and accounts, managing assets, ensuring that financial systems and procedures are fit for purpose, and commenting to the directors on the financial implications and feasibility of strategic proposals.


Ex Officio Members: 

  • Diocesan Bishop - The Rt. Revd. Richard Jackson 
  • Archdeacon of Hereford - The Ven. Derek Chedzey
  • Archdeacon of Ludlow - The Ven. Fiona Gibson 
  • Chair of the Board of Finance - Revd. Jane Rogers
  • Vice Chair of the Board of Finance - TBC

Nominated from the Bishop's Council

  • Revd. Preb. Ashley Buck
  • Matthew Hall 

Selected for skills & representation

  • Nigel Sellar
  • Charles Hunter
  • Christopher Whitmey
  • Andrew Wood
  • Chris Moore
  • Jo Jennings 

In attendance

  • Diocesan Secretary - Sam Pratley 
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