Downloads and Links
The annual parish return forms are downloadable here. Your incumbent has been sent details to be able to log-in to the new On-line system where you will be able to input the Statistics for Mission and Return of Parish Finance.
Please continue to return Parish Accounts to the finance department at church house or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Links and Further information
Stipends These are funded by the Diocese but paid through the Church Commissioners. For further information including:-
- Stipend and Pension information
- Car Loan Forms
- A Guide to the Reimbursement of the Parochial expenses of the Clergy
Parochial fees tables Downloadable here.
Vacancy Booklet Download
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 1993. 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
- CC3 The Essential Trustee: What you need to know
- CC8 Internal Financial Controls for Charities, and Checklist
- Faith in Good Governance
Documents relating to Chester Diocesan Board of Finance and Diocesan Synod
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:-
- The listed places of worship grant scheme Click here
We hope you have found this list helpful. If you would like to see other items here please let the finance department know.