C of I Gazette: Inquiry established into Lambeth Conference finances

Following reports of a £1.2m shortfall in the funding of this year’s Lambeth Conference, the Church of England’s Archbishops’ Council and Church Commissioners have set up a review, under the independent chairmanship of John Ormerod, a former senior partner of Deloitte, to examine the financial management of the Lambeth Conference.

The team has also been asked to make recommendations regarding the future involvement of the Council and the Board of the Church Commissioners in assisting the financing of meetings of the Lambeth Conference. A spokesman for the Church of England told the Gazette: “The inquiry is due to report back to the Council and the Board early in 2009 with a preliminary report on the financial difficulties and how these arose. A final report, examining the way forward, will be produced in summer 2009. The Council and Board have indicated that the inquiry’s report should be published.” The membership of the inquiry will be: John Ormerod; the Rt Revd Tim Stevens, Bishop of Leicester, and Christina Baxter (both Archbishops’ Council); and Timothy Walker, Third Church Estates Commissioner.

Last August, the Board and the Council met to discuss an approach from the Lambeth Conference Company – the body with responsibility for the finances and administration of the Lambeth Conference 2008 – for financial help.

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4 comments on “C of I Gazette: Inquiry established into Lambeth Conference finances

  1. Irenaeus says:

    How independent of Lambeth Palace is Ormerod? Would it be fair to characterize the other members of the inquiry commission as insiders?

  2. Marion R. says:

    How many years will they go back?

  3. Harvey says:

    I believe I saw a familiar name – John Omerod. Is there a blog that can supply more information on him? I believe I know this person from the 40’s in Detroit Michigan.

  4. rugbyplayingpriest says:

    So this lost money hand over foot and seems to have had the sole aim of stifling decision making….the revisionists jamboree
    …where Gafcon made a small profit and allowed for the Holy Spirit to lead. The reasserters Jamboree.
    Pray which was blessed by God?