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Parish Share

The Parish Share is a contribution by parishes in the Diocese towards the cost of the provision and support of Parish mission and ministry.

The amount requested of each parish is calculated on the basis of the cost of one priest and support services; this amount is known as the standard parish share. The amount requested is this figure adjusted for clergy numbers and socio economic factors.

The middle half of parishes with average ability to pay contribute 105% of this adjusted figure; ie a small contribution. The parishes with above average ability to pay contribute greater amounts up to 145% of this figure, while the least able to pay contribute smaller amounts down to a minimum of 25%. By this, the 25% of parishes with least ability to pay are supported by the 25% with greatest ability to pay.

Parishes, via treasurers or other representative have been notified of parish share amounts for 2013. For parishes paying by direct debit, we will collect in full on the last working day of each month unless otherwise notified. Please note the cut off any direct debit changes is the 20th of each month - please contact Nigel Strange.

The following documents were sent:-

Parish share – list of parish shares for every parish in the diocese

How has the parish share been calculated?

Questions, problems, appeals, contacts

New Parish share bandings  - following 2011 review of parish share system

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