The Oxford Diocesan Board of Finance (ODBF) is an incorporated, charitable body that is the diocese’s financial executive. Its directors are responsible for employing staff at Church House, managing the assets of the diocese, and providing administration and holding property on behalf of Diocesan Synod. The board acts in accordance with the policy and directives of the Diocesan Synod.
Our Finance team performs a number of essential statutory functions on behalf of ODBF and is also here to support and serve the deaneries and parishes. There's lots of information to help you here on the website. If you need further help, please get in touch.
On the Money
We spend around £29 million each year directly or indirectly supporting the mission and ministry of the Church of England, our schools and partner agencies. That is a huge amount of money for us all to raise each year and so we have a duty to spend it well. On the Money, to be updated in June each year, is one of a number of resources that explain diocesan finances and the difference we make together.
- Annual Review
Published in June, the Annual Review provides an overview of the work of our boards, committees and councils, along with stories of growth and change. A revised version of On the Money will accompany the 2022 review.
- The difference we make
The wide-reaching impact of our staff teams, along with forecast annual income and expenditure is published each Spring. The document summarises key areas of work and the resources that support our common vision
- Statutory Accounts
Directors' reports and financial statements for the Oxford Diocesan Board of Finance, the Oxford Diocesan Board of Education and Diocesan Trustees (Oxford)Ltd are published and approved by Diocesan Synod in June each year.
- 2023 annual budget
The annual budget is scrutinised by Diocesan Synod in November each year.
- Share allocation reports
Parish Share collection rates by deanery are published monthly on the Parish Finance section of this website.
Other useful resources
- Financial consultations
Budgets and financial reviews for the Board of Finance.
Expenses forms for General Synod, meetings, area deans and staff.
Get in touch with us
Director of Finance (strategic matters)
01865 208 205
Finance Administrator (all other enquiries)
01865 208 206