Parish Share

Current parish share receipts

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

2,303,891

4,825,736

47.7%

So at 58% of the way through the year, we have received 48% 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

98,324

25.6%

357,846

27.5%

Malvern

585,640

252,867

43.2%

474,119

53.3%

Martley & Worcester West

268,315

100,367

37.4%

222,772

45.1%

Pershore

539,008

194,392

36.1%

490,289

39.6%

Upton

237,282

144,535

60.9%

206,101

70.1%

Worcester East

620,675

241,148

38.9%

512,892

47.0%

Bromsgrove

593,140

251,926

42.5%

513,029

49.1%

Droitwich

479,808

139,280

29.0%

284,077

49.0%

Dudley

406,010

173,508

42.7%

342,813

50.6%

Kingswindford

398,860

126,311

31.7%

364,806

34.6%

Kidderminster

491,934

228.035

46.4%

423,698

53.8%

Stourbridge

608,788

271,292

44.6%

496,219

54.7%

Stourport

160,720

81,908

51.0%

137,075

59.8%

Grand Total

5,774,968

2,303,891

39.9%

4,825,736

47.7%

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

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.

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



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