Trust Deed and Trustees

Trust Deed


Duntisbourne Abbots Village Hall is a Registered Charity (Number 301522) run and maintained by Trustees for the benefit of the “inhabitants of Duntisbourne Abbots and the neighbourhood”. Its status arises from, and is defined in, a Trust Deed which sets out the Charity Commission Scheme relating to it and which was sealed on 31st January 1961.

The Charity is responsible for the activities of, within, and on behalf of the Duntisbourne Abbots Village Hall and the physical property as defined in the Trust Deed. The Trust Deed represents the sole and absolute legal foundation document for the Charity and sets down the administrative and management provisions for the Charity. A copy of the Trust Deed can be found here:


A link to the Duntisbourne Abbots Village Hall entry on the Charity Commission website, which includes details of the Charity's financial and compliance history is at:

 Management Committee of Trustees


Chair                                      Rupert Lane

Secretary                               Colin Russell

Treasurer                               Colin Russell

Bookings Secretary              Mark Jee

Trustee                                   Val Thorne                              Ex-officio Trustee - Rector

Trustee                                   Rupert Lane                           Ex-officio Trustee - Church Warden

Trustee                                   Julian Weston                       Ex-officio Trustee - Church Warden

Trustee                                   Rosemary Wilcox                  Representative Member - WI

Trustee                                   Russell Carver                      Representative Member – Parish Council

Trustee                                   Richard Crabb                        Representative Member - PCC


Trustee Responsibilities and Duties


Two key documents relating to the responsibilities and duties of the Trustees are:

  • Charity Commission Booklet - The Essential Trustee.
  • DAVH Operating Procedures - Trustees Roles and Responmsibilities.

Both these documents can be accessed through the following links:




Each year, at the commencement of appointment, Trustees are required to read these documents together with the Trust Document itself and then sign a "....declaration of acceptance and of willingness to act in the trusts of this deed."