Finance

Helpful financial information can be found using the links below.

Contact the Finance Team.

An additional useful resource is the Church of England's Parish Resources website, which covers a range of issues.

Hunting down the best value deals for your church isn’t always easy and takes time. That’s why the National Church and the dioceses set up the Parish Buying service. The Parish Buying team use the bulk buying power of the Church to negotiate competitive prices with approved suppliers, across a range of different products. To get started, please register for free on the Parish Buying website or phone the customer service team on 0800 368 0887.


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.

Parish Returns
Each year the Church of England nationally collects two sets of data from every church in the land. Following monitoring church attendance in October, Statistics for Mission figures are collected and each May finance returns are completed.

Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme (LPWGS)
PCCs have to pay VAT for many goods and services that are supplied to the Church. However for repairs and some associated services the PCC can apply for a grant which makes a payment to the PCC for some or all of the VAT paid.
Open Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme (LPWGS)

Gift Aid
Gift Aid is a scheme which allows charities and churches to claim from HMRC, the basic rate of tax their donors have paid.
Open Gift Aid

Parochial and other fees
Details of parochial and other fees
Open Parochial and other fees

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