Finance Team

From 2008 a single Finance team was created across the Dioceses of Guildford, Portsmouth & Winchester. This team has the job not only of servicing the accounting and budgeting requirements of the central Diocesan organisations, but also resources local churches, particularly treasurers and clergy, and Deanery Finance Committee Chairmen in their financial responsibilities.

The team is responsible for all aspects of financial management and daily accounting functions, supporting the Finance Committees of the three dioceses in their role of advising their Bishop’s Councils on financial matters. During the course of the year the team prepares the diocesan budget; and quarterly management accounts. The team is also responsible for managing parish loan applications.


Please send finance enquiries to:

Director of Finance

Malcolm Twigger-Ross

Malcolm has strategic oversight of the financial management of three dioceses – Guildford, Portsmouth and Winchester.

01962 737336

Finance Manager

Brenda Reeves

01962 737332

Brenda has responsibility for the finance department at WInchester including payroll and stipends management.

Executive Assistant to the Director of Finance

Carol Sullivan (Dioceses of Guildford, Portsmouth & Winchester)

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Carol supports the work of the Director of Finance and the Diocesan accountant across the 3 dioceses, as well as providing the administrative back up for the finance team. She is also responsible for the collation of statistics from both the return of parish finance and the statistics for mission forms submitted each year by the parishes for the Diocese of Winchester.

Diocesan Accountant

Mary Makin

01962 737344

Mary provides support to Malcolm and is line manager for the finance team across the three dioceses – Guildford, Portsmouth and Winchester.

Finance Manager (Portsmouth and Winchester Diocesan Academies Trust)

Lynne Govus

01962 737 314

Working collaboratively with the central finance team, Lynne will be based in the Portsmouth office, reporting to the Director of Education and line managed by the Head of Finance. Lynne is responsible for ensuring that all the Trust’s financial transactions are properly controlled accounted for and reported on, as well as assisting with the strategic development of the Trust.

Finance Assistants

Please direct finance queries to:

Fiona Wingent (Winchester part-time)

01962 737334

Fiona handles receipts and payments processing, clergy pay and fees and CMF collection.

Phil Lord (Winchester part-time)

01962 737335

Phil assists the Winchester finance officer and is responsible for the processing of payments and receipts.