Registered charities in England and Wales
Data for financial year ending 31 December 2017
The Rochester Diocesan Society And Board Of Finance
- Rochester Diocesan Society & Board, Of Finance, St. Nicholas Church, Boley Hill, Rochester, ME1 1SL
Aims & activities
ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT FOR THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND IN THE AREAS OF WEST KENT AND SOUTH EAST LONDON, WITH SUPPORT BEING GIVEN TO PARISHES, PEOPLE AND ORGANISATIONS IN THOSE AREAS
What the charity does
- Religious activities
Who the charity helps
- Other charities or voluntary bodies
How the charity works
- Makes grants to individuals
- Makes grants to organisations
- Provides other finance
- Provides human resources
- Provides buildings/facilities/open space
- Provides advocacy/advice/information
- Acts as an umbrella or resource body
Income and Endowments:
* £5.1M investment gains(losses)
Assets and liabilities
- £47.5M Own use assets
- £27.8M Long term investments
- £-4.9M Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
- £8.1M Other assets
- £9.9M Total liabilities
Raises funds from the Public
Recognised by HMRC for gift aid
Charitable spending ratios
Ratios have to be put in context. They should be read in conjunction with the charity’s financial statements on which they’re based if they are to be interpreted correctly and sound conclusions drawn. For example the accounting rules affect what can be classed as income or expenditure. Where a charity which purchases land to further its objects the accounting rules do not permit including the purchase cost as charitable spending in its accounts. Instead it is ‘capitalised’ and shown on the balance sheet. Similarly a charity that receives an endowment it can’t spend may have a lower percentage of charitable spending as a proportion of income in the year of receipt as compared to the previous year as a result. Ratios may also be affected by the way a charity operates. For example, a charity which primarily generates income from investments may have lower cost of raising funds than one which employs fundraisers. A grant-making charity funding other charities to undertake an activity will have much lower staffing costs compared to a charity employing staff to perform that activity.
Charitable spending (including governance costs) as a percentage of income and endowments received by the charity in the reporting period. Does not include planned future spending.
Costs incurred in generating income as a proportion of total income and endowments received in the reporting period. May include spending to secure future funding.
The percentage of the charity’s total income retained for future use.
Accounts and trustees' annual report
TO PROMOTE AND ASSIST THE WORK AND PURPOSES OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND IN THE DIOCESE OF ROCHESTER (FOR FULLER DETAILS SEE MEMORANDUM OF ASSOCIATION)
Governing documentMEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED 14TH JUNE 1915; NEW ARTICLES ADOPTED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION ON 8TH DEC 1998.
Area of benefit
Diocese Of Rochester
Other namesDiocese Of Rochester
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
Land And Property
This charity owns and/or leases land or property. Some or all of this land or property must be used for the charity’s purposes.
- 17 Trustees
- 47 Employees
- 200 Volunteers
Areas of operation
List of regions