Parish Share

Each year the diocesan budget pays for the shared costs of mission and ministry across all the parishes of the diocese, and puts the diocesan Kingdom People vision into practice for the fruitful service of church, community and world. We do this through a common fund; each parish pays a share into that common fund, which we call parish share.

Current parish share receipts (Click to reveal spreadsheet)

Here is the amount of parish share which has been received from 1 January to 31 August 2020.

Diocesan Total Receipts so far

Total Received in 2019

% of 2019 receipts received so far

2,555,815

4,825,736

53.0%

So at 67% of the way through the year, we have received 53% of the cash we received in total last year.

Deanery

Share Request

£

2020 Contributions Received

£

% paid against request

%

Total Received in 2019

£

% of 2019 receipts received to date

%

Evesham

384,788

109,843

28.5%

357,846

30.7%

Malvern

585,640

271,660

46.4%

474,119

57.3%

Martley & Worcester West

268,315

107,083

39.9%

222,772

48.1%

Pershore

539,008

218,226

40.5%

490,289

44.5%

Upton

237,282

156,548

66.0%

206,101

76.0%

Worcester East

620,675

286,842

46.2%

512,892

55.9%

Bromsgrove

593,140

274,040

46.2%

513,029

53.4%

Droitwich

479,808

156,487

32.6%

284,077

55.1%

Dudley

406,010

192,686

47.5%

342,813

56.2%

Kingswinford

398,860

144,079

36.1%

364,806

39.5%

Kidderminster

491,934

258,472

52.5%

423,698

61.0%

Stourbridge

608,788

292,852

48.1%

496,219

59.0%

Stourport

160,720

86,998

54.1%

137,075

63.5%

Grand Total

5,774,968

2,555,815

44.3%

4,825,736

53.0%

Note: All figures include contributions received after Feb 14th towards previous years shortfalls.

What’s the purpose of parish share and what does it pay for?  

In November 2014, the Diocesan Synod (made up of representatives from each deanery) voted by a large majority to implement a new approach to allocating parish share across the diocese, believing it to be a fairer system. This approach is based on a confidential (and anonymised) income survey of active church members, which seeks to understand and recognise the potential for giving in each parish. This survey was carried out for the first time in 2015 and is being re-run in 2018. The information then forms the basis of the parish share request enabling it to be based on the potential for giving revealed by the survey.

Fairer Share Survey

Between April 2018 and the end of June, churches across the Diocese are conducting the Confidential income Survey. Churchwardens and Treasurers have been briefed on the process. All of the documents required can be downloaded below. If you are new to the process you might find the video used to introduce Fairer Share in 2015 helpful. For any further help please contact the Stewardship Officer, Alison Maddocks 07930 853433.

Fairer Share Survey Attachments

  • Proforma for Churchwardens’ Letter of invitation
  • Survey form
  • Confidential Income Declaration form
  • Churchwarden and Deanery Treasurer’s form
  • Notes for Churchwardens

Fairer Share Process Map (Click to reveal)



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