Managing Church Expenses

Our churches are beautiful and historic buildings and their ministry with the local community is vital...

however, these things cost money, so it is important to manage expenses and make sure that you are finding the best deals possible.

The Church of England and Church in Wales work together with companies in order to find better deals on a range of products, such as digital giving solutions, heating and lighting, church supplies, and audio-visual equipment. They also provide buying guides to help you find the item you want. These can be found at Parish Buying

As all churches are registered or excepted charities, so are eligible for VAT reductions and relief for certain items. Further information can be found here.


Buying Ethically

Throughout the Bible we see God calling his people to treat others fairly in their business dealings. As churches, we are also called to make sure that our financial transactions are ethical, but this can be difficult in an ever more complicated world. 

ECCR has several resources for churches to help them consider using their money ethically and their website is full of hits and tips. In particular, they suggest:

You might also want to look at the Diocesan Climate Crisis Group (where you can sign up to receive their newsletter Called to Action).

Page last updated: Thursday 6th October 2022 10:10 AM

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Supporting other parishes

A number of churches across the Diocese overpay their Ministry Share as a way of supporting other parishes, with these extra contributions forming part of the Ministry Support Fund....

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Contact the Team

The Diocesan Finance Team seeks to support parishes in caring for their finances and the associated administration. We can help and offer advice on a wide range of matters, from fundraising to preparing accounts to Ministry Share.

Also, advice can be found on many topics from the Association of Church Accountants and Treasurers (ACAT) and you can sign up for free here.

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