Here you'll find the resources and links to guides relating to the annual budget, Share and Share counts, and parochial fees. The Parish Support Team are always able to help so do contact the team (via the 'Get in Touch' button at the bottom of this page) should you have a query about any of the finance forms or information.
Every year, the Diocese prepares an annual budget for approval by Diocesan Synod, and here you will find the guides setting out the details of the most recently approved budgets.
How do we spend our money? A one page poster showing how the diocese's income is spent, including parish share, is available to download here.
Fairer Share Guides
The aim of the below guides is to share with parishes how, together as a Diocese, generous giving (collected as Fairer Share) is used to fund our parish ministry.
Fairer Share Data
These Reports will be published here soon, so please check back.
Financial data on the Fairer Share contributions and requests:
Annual Share allocation
Fairer Share Review
The Fairer Share Review was announced in 2020 by Bishop's Council and the Diocesan Synod, however the review was then disrupted by the Coronavirus pandemic.
The review got underway again in early 2022, and below you will find the Core Principle document, further guidance documents as well as planned timelines.
Exploring Options Survey Digest and next steps (Issued October 2022)
2022 Share Review Archdeaconry Focus Groups discussions outcomes
2022 Fairer Share Survey Digest and next steps
2022 Fairer Share survey Diocesan Synod
2022 Fairer Share Review Exploring options
2022 Fairer Share Exploring Options Survey (Online form)
2022 Fairer Share Exploring Options Survey (Offline copy if unable to complete digitally)
2021 Parish Share Consultation Core Principles
Fairer Share Count
Below you will find the guide and form that sets out the principles for calculating Share for 2023, with a 30th June 2022 submission date. Information about Share allocation will be published under 'Fairer Share Data' above.
2023 Fairer Share Information Guide
Resources for PCCs
The Parish Resources website has all sorts of useful information to help a PCC conduct its business:
The PCC as a Charity - Resources to help you - Parish Resources
Resources for Treasurers
The Parish Resources website offers all kinds of help and resources for Treasurers on a whole variety of topics:
Parish Finance - Parish Resources
Guides and forms for submission of Parochial Fees:
2023 Parochial Fees Form (please email the Finance team on firstname.lastname@example.org for the form in Libre Office format)
2022 Parochial Fees Form Vacancy
2022 Bishops Guidelines Parochial Fees
2021 Parochial Fees Form Vacancy
2021 Bishops Guidelines Parochial Fees
Accounting systems for treasurers to use
The diocese has provided Data Developments as a funded accounting package for parishes to use. This presentation gives an overview of Data Developments.
For more information please contact the team via the 'Get in Touch' button below.
Follow this link to find how to claim VAT back on repairs etc:
Listed Places of Worship - Home page (lpwscheme.org.uk)
DBF Financial Times
Financial Times is a monthly financial update from our Head of Finance and Asset Management. Subscribe or read archived issues here.
Contact the Parish Support team
Director of Finance and Asset Management