Extent of Material:
42.50 m of textual records.
Administrative History:

The Financial Management Committee manages and controls the Consolidated Trust Fund and all properties, securities and moneys vested in, held by, or entrusted to the General Synod.

Financial Management and Administration Department is responsible for a variety of tasks, which include General Synod’s financial affairs, payroll and general accounting.  It also provides support services such as information technology, mailing, printing and reception for all General Synod departments.

Financial Management and Administration Department is responsible for the collection of revenue through diocesan proportional gifts and other revenues.  It is also the staff group that looks after liaison with Council of the North dioceses and administers the various grant programs. Funds of General Synod, some dioceses and other Anglican organizations are invested in the Consolidated Trust Fund, which is managed by Financial Management and Administration.

The Treasurer of General Synod was an elected position from 1893 until 1955.  At that time, the position of General Treasurer was created and the elected position became Honorary Treasurer.  In 1969, the honorary and staff positions were amalgamated into the position of Treasurer.

General Treasurer

  • 1955-1969 John Ross Ligertwood (1927- )


  • 1969-1993 John Ross Ligertwood (1927- )
  • 1994-1997 Robert Gordon Armstrong  (1948-2010)
  • 1997-2004 James Cullen
  • 2004-2008 Peter Blachford
  • 2009-2012 Michèle George
  • 2012- Hannah Goschy

Preceded by the Board of Finance (Department of Finance) (1921-1969), Administration and Finance Committee (1969-1995) and the Financial Management and Development Committee (1995-2010).

Scope and Content:

Fonds consists of the records of the Finance committees, the Finance and Administration department, the General Synod Treasurers, Development and Stewardship officers, and Planned Giving officers.

Fonds consists of minutes, meeting documents, financial reports, financial statements, personnel files and administration files.

Restrictions to Access:
Personnel files closed. Restrictions may apply to other sensitive materials.
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod Archives.

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