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Parish Share by Deanery

For parish share calculations relating to the current year and next year, and also the latest monthly parish share collection analysis, please click on the individual deanery links that appear in the right-hand menu bar.

Fuller details about how the Parish Share Scheme works can be found here . A brief summary leaflet, explaining the calculation method, can be found here, and a commentary on myths and facts about the parish share can be found here.

Parish Share 2020 (to be confirmed December 2019)

Please note that these estimates are based on the current level of staffing in place, adjusted by any future appointments/retirements that have been formally announced at the time of publishing these figures.

Confirmed figures for 2020, with updated stipend contributions,  will be published in mid-December 2019, taking into account the latest staffing changes for 2020  and also Pastoral Aid Support Grants approved by the Parish Shares Committee at the beginning of December 2019. Parishes may like to note the following information when considering parish budgets for 2020

  • Standard 2020 Stipend Contribution per incumbent (in post): £35,140 p.a. (2019 £ 33,787 p.a.).
  • A Stipend Contribution in vacancy is set at 80% of the standard contribution rate ruling throughout the vacancy period.

It has been provisionally decided that the Ministry Support Contribution (MSC) part of the 2019 parish share calculation will once again be subject to an overall cap.  For 2020 this has been pegged to the rate of increase in the average parish share request per church member, which is 2.8%.  When determining the maximum MSC (capped) value for each parish for 2020, the margin of 2.8% will be applied to the 2019 MSC figure net (i.e. after any moderation adjustment included in the 2019 parish share calculation). (To be confirmed).

Pastoral Aid Support grants 2020

The provisional figures for 2020 include only those multiple-year Pastoral Aid Support grants previously agreed last autumn. Other grants for 2020 will be confirmed at the meeting of the Diocesan Parish Shares and Grants Committee  in December 2019.

The Committee distinguishes between:

  • Grants to parishes which need additional support to maintain an appropriate level of ministry, which the Board of Finance describes as “mission aided parishes” and,
  • Grants to parishes facing exceptional and unforeseen difficulties.

A limited number of grants are awarded to parishes in the first category where longer-term support is needed, and these are the subject of discussions between the Archdeacon, Rural Dean and Deanery Lay Chair. These discussions are initiated by the Archdeacon concerned, and not by the receipt of a grant application from the parish concerned.

Grants in the second category are awarded on the understanding that they are given to provide temporary support and therefore will not usually be awarded for more than two years in succession.  Further information is available here.

Writing off of past shortfalls

Deaneries may also receive requests from parishes to “write-off” parish share amounts (“shortfalls“) which remain outstanding after three years or longer. For example, this autumn the (renamed)  Parish Shares and Grants Committee will consider applications, forwarded through the Deanery, to write-off parish share shortfalls relating to 2016 and earlier.

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