Administration of Parish Finance
Through the links below you will find a range of materials designed to help Treasurers, PCCs and Incumbents to navigate the good financial stewardship of church life in the diocese
What is Parish Share?
An explanation published at the Newcastle Diocesan Synod on 12 November 2011. Click here.
A checklist for PCCs and their Treasurers in managing cash and bank accounts - Financial Checklist for the PCC
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 and much more - www.parishresources.org.uk
A good practice guide for managing parish reserves - www.parishresources.org.uk
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, 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 and Pdf Spreadsheet
Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) Forms
PCCs have recently been receiving letters from banks asking them to fill in a form in relation to the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).
These are not straightforward – indeed the legislation is complex, different banks use different forms, and the identification numbers that they seek (tax identification, HRMC charity number, Charity Commission registration number) varies between PCCs. See FATCA guidance via Parish Resources website
The Church of England collects statistics from each church about its finance and attendance in order to build up a picture by locality, diocese and across the country. Go to this page to submit your parish finance returns.