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Parish Share and Finance

Through the links below you will find a range of materials designed to help Treasurers, Parochial Church Councils and Incumbents promote the financial aspects of church life in the diocese…

 Diocesan Accounts

Parish Share

Bishop Justin’s proposals for the Parish Share in future years were agreed by Diocesan Synod on 26 May 2012. The video, which is available for all parishes as a DVD, explaining this new way of working can be viewed her by clicking the link below.

Parish Share Video 2013
Bishop's Share Memo for Synod April 2012

The following three documents give the Parish Share totals for each Deanery in 2012 and explain how they are calculated.

The Parish Share Scheme pdf.doc
Share 2012 - Deanery Totals pdf.doc
Notes to explain the Deanery Share Allocation 2012 pdf.doc

Good Practice Guidance for PCCs in Managing Cash and Bank Accounts

The situation in some Parishes has prompted Archdeacons and officers of the Board of Finance to draw up a checklist for PCCs and their Treasurers in managing cash and bank accounts.

Checklist for PCCs pdf.doc

Parish Resources especially for Treasurers

This is an excellent website, supporting stewardship in the local church and all it's resources are free. It includes material for those who preach and teach as well as resources for parish treasurers, information to encourage giving, funding for special projects, Gift Aid, employing staff and much more.

Receipts and Payments Accounts Spreadsheet

For parishes who need a simple document for their accounts, in the receipts and payments format (either as a spread sheet (excel document) or for completion by hand (pdf document). This document is designed to relate to the Return of Parish Finance (below) and the notes for that form will help to complete it. You may want to add other headings or attach more detailed tables. Please remember to send to the Diocesan Office a copy of all the reports and tables which are presented to the Annual Parochial Church Meeting.

Excel Spreadsheet xls.doc
Pdf Spreadsheet pdf.doc

PCC Finance Accounts Package

For parish treasurers to help complete their accounts on a day to day basis in excel format.  The package is designed to capture information from a basic data entry spreadsheet format and complete the annual returns automatically.

First time users will need to download the operating notes as well.  If you have any queries or would like advice on installation or use of the package, please conatact the finance department at the Diocesan Office - Tel: 01388 60451501388 604515  Email

Durham PCC Accounts Package xls.doc 
Operating Notes for package pdf.doc

Return of Parish Finance

The Return of Parish Finance for 2015, either as a spread sheet (excel document) or for completion by hand (pdf document). 

RPF excel.doc
RPF pdf.doc

Gift Aid - some guidelines

What you need to know - click here to download a pdf 

PCC Guide to Parish Reserves

A good practice guide for managing parish reserves. 

PCC Treasurer's Financial Guide

Financial Procedures

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