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Stipends These are funded by the Diocese but paid through the Church Commissioners. For further information including:-

Parochial fees tables

Running a Parish in a Vacancy
Helpful information for the outgoing incumbent, the Churchwardens, Treasurer and Rural Dean.

Parsonage Houses The Finance and Central Services Committee of the Diocese takes into account guidance published by the Church Commissioners in considering parsonage housing matters.

Guidance in preparing Church accounts
Parish Churches should prepare accounts as set out in the Charities Act 2011.
The following sites provide examples and guidance:-

Internal controls/ Cheque signing procedures etc. Members of Parochial Church Councils are Charity trustees. The Charity Commission provides a range of publications providing advice to Charity trustees. In particular

Documents relating to Chester Diocesan Board of Finance and Diocesan Synod

Chester Diocesan Standing Orders

Chester Diocesan Board of Finance Memorandum and Articles of association

Investment Chester Diocesan Board of Finance is not permitted by law to offer investment advice. The Central Board of Finance has a range of common investment funds managed by CCLA investment management.

Church Buildings--finance matters The Church of England Church care site has a comprehensive site including:-

We hope you have found this list helpful.
If you would like to see other items here please let the finance department know.

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