Examiner's Report

An Independent Examiner's Report


To the PCC of St George's Cullercoats.

This report on the financial statements of the PCC for the year ended 31 December 2020 is in respect of an examination carried out in accordance with the Church Accounting Regulations 2006 and s.43 of the Charities Act 1993.

As members of the PCC you are responsible for the preparation of the financial statements; you consider that the audit requirement of the Regulations and s.43(2) of the Act does not apply.  It is my responsibility to issue this report on those financial statements in accordance with the terms of the Regulations.

My examination was carried out in accordance with the General Directions given by the Charity Commission under s.43(7)(b) of the Act and to be found in the Church guidance, 2006 edition.  That examination includes a review of the accounting records kept by the PCC and a comparison of the accounts with those records.  It also includes considering any unusual items or disclosures in the financial statements and seeking explanations from you as trustees concerning any such matters.  The procedures undertaken do not provide all the evidence that would be required in an audit, and consequently I do not express an audit opinion on the view given by the accounts.

 In connection with my examination, no matter has come to my attention:

  1. which gives me reasonable cause to believe that in any material respect the requirements
  • to keep accounting records in accordance with section 41 of the Act; and
  • to prepare financial statements, which accord with the accounting records and comply with the requirements of the Act and the Regulations have not been met; or
  1. to which, in my opinion, attention should be drawn in order to enable a proper understanding of the accounts to be reached.

Mr W Burgess

March 2021