The role of PCC treasurer is a specialised one, requiring specific skills and commitment; and as such is sometimes difficult to fill. It is also a critical role with serious financial and legal consequences attached to it. So we have put together two special training days especially for PCC treasurers on 16 June (Liskeard School & Community College) and 7 July (Helston Community School).

Entitled ‘Resourcing our Treasure(r)s’ the programme has been designed to have  something for everyone, no matter what level of financial skills they possess. So sessions include treasurer’s responsibilities, buying schemes, insurance threats and how to save money.

There will also be ample opportunity to share challenges and advice, and to browse through a market-place of resources, similar to the one that proved so popular in last year’s Roadshows.

Al Trenary, who is himself a member of the Mission & Ministry Fund Committee and a parish treasurer, is encouraging as many treasurer colleagues as possible to support the diocese in this initiative and to participate in the event.

“The presentations will be short and snappy,” he points out, “and the market-place will offer treasurers a chance to pick up information on many different aspects of the role. There will also be a 45-minute seminar from Data Development – after the free pasty lunch – explaining how online finance packages can be used to great advantage.”

Every ‘delegate’ will receive a pack of information to take away and, we hope, will be feel encouraged and more up-to-date on key aspects of being a PCC treasurer.

To see the full programme and to book your place (including the free pasty lunch), click here.