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Last updated 25th September 2023

Diocesan accounts

This page contains ...

  • Background information about the Blackburn Diocesan Board of Finance Limited
  • Current and recent Annual Reports and Financial Statements with associated papers for the Blackburn Diocesan Board of Finance
  • How to access accounts for the Diocesan Board of Education, a separate but related company in the context of the Diocese of Blackburn


The Blackburn Diocesan Board of Finance was formed in 1927 to manage the financial affairs and hold the assets of the Diocese.

The members of Bishop's Council are the Board of Trustees and are the company directors in law. Diocesan Synod has delegated the following functions to the Directors of the BDBF:

  • transacting the business of the Diocesan Synod when not in session 
  • management of the funds and property of the Diocese 
  • preparation of the annual Parish Share Budget 
  • advising on  action needed to raise the income necessary to finance expenditure 
  • oversight of expenditure by bodies in receipt of Diocesan Synod’s funds against estimates of expenditure approved by Diocesan Synod 
  • advising Diocesan Synod of the financial aspects of its policy and on any other matters referred to it; and 
  • carrying out any other functions delegated by Diocesan Synod.

Blackburn Diocesan Board of Finance Limited, a company limited by Guarantee in England No 225457. Registered Charity Number 247647. Registered Office Diocesan Offices, Clayton House, Walker Office Park, Blackburn BB1 2QE.

Blackburn Diocesan Board of Finance Annual Reports and Financial Statements

The Trustees' Annual Report and Financial Statements are usually presented at the Diocesan Synod in July following the last year end (31st December).

          Annual Report and Financial Statements 2022  

Past accounts

Diocesan Synod, July 2019

Report: Use of Lower Income Communities Funding and Parish Share 2020

Blackburn Diocesan Board of Education 

The Diocesan Board of Education (BDBE) is a separate legal entity and a charity in its own right. At Diocesan Synod every July, BDBE accounts are also presented and are then filed at Companies House. Follow this link to see current (when filed) and previous accounts. 



Ronnie Semley, July 2017, last updated October 2020

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