At any given time in the Diocese of Charleston, approximately one-fourth of all parishes and schools are involved in some phase of planning, fund-raising, renovation or construction of a building project. This revised Building and Renovation Process has been developed to assist parishes and schools to successfully run projects that follow canonical requirements. “Parish” as used herein includes both parish and school. “Pastor” as used herein includes both pastor and parish administrator.
NOTE: For any project with a cost exceeding the parishes spending limit, the pastor writes to the bishop, requesting permission for an Act of Extraordinary Administration. This letter, (see Attachment A) follows Formulary 14 from the Church Finance Handbook. It should come prior to any contract or agreement for an approved project is executed. The pastor includes with the request financial statements and documentation of council consultation and opinions expressed using the Votum Concerning an Extraordinary Act of Administration (see Attachment B).