Finance

We hope that you find this page helpful and that you are able to find the information you are looking for. We are always looking to improve these pages, so if you have any suggestions or ideas for things that should be covered, please let Chris Boden know. 

If you would like more information on a particular topic, please contact the Finance Team.

Useful Links

Association of Church Accountants and Treasurers (ACAT) is an organisation set up to help church treasurers, and treasurers within the Diocese of Worcester can claim free membership, all the details can be found here

JustMoney Movement - aims to "work towards a world where money is used to shape a fairer, greener future." 

Parish Buying uses the bulk buying power of the Church of England to negotiate competitive prices with approved suppliers across a range of products. 

Parish Resources is a free Church of England website covering topics on the practical and governance aspects of running a church.


Accounts

Accounts

Help on putting together your accounts and software that can help you.

Budgets

Budgets

Help on putting together a budget and why it is important for your church.

Church Expenses

Church Expenses

Help and resources to help you cut your church's costs. 

Diocesan and Parochial Fees

Diocesan and Parochial Fees

Details of Diocesan, Parochial and other fees

Finding a new Treasurer

Finding a new Treasurer

Advice for finding a new treasurer and where they can find help.

Fundraising, Grants and VAT

Fundraising, Grants and VAT

Help on finding and putting together grant applications.

Gift Aid & GASDS

Gift Aid & GASDS

Help with Gift Aid and GASDS.

Insurance & Risk Management

Insurance & Risk Management

Help on finding insurance and managing risks.

Legacies

Legacies

Help with encouraging legacies in your church and what to do when you receive one.

Managing Money

Managing Money

Help with reserves, banks and the different types of funds.

Ministry Share

Ministry Share

Help and resources about Ministry Share, including Lowest Income Community grants and Minsitry Support Fund grants.

Stewardship

Stewardship

Help with encouraging generous giving within your churches and the tools to make it easier.


Helping those in Need

As Christians we are called to help those in need, however, it is important to do this carefully to make sure that we can help as best we can.


Parochial expenses

PCCs should ensure that parochial clergy and stipendiary lay workers are reimbursed for their expenses in full at regular intervals.


ACAT - The Association of Church Accountants and Treasurers

The Diocese of Worcester is a block member of the Association of Church Accountants and Treasurers (ACAT), which supports church treasurers in their roles. 


Worcester Diocesan Board of Finance Accounts

The latest accounts for the Worcester Dicoesan Board of Finance


Latest Finance news

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....

Upcoming events and training this month

Tue
18
Jun
7:00pm - 9:00pm -
Wed
19
Jun
2:00pm - 4:00pm -
Wed
26
Jun
2:00pm - 4:00pm -

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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