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Information about Parochial Fees


A note explaining the payment of fees within the Diocese (updated December 2022)
Parochial Fees and Expenses for Ministers

The Church of England has produced a booklet regarding the paying of fees (updated January 2015)
Guide to the Church of England Parochial Fees

Guidance from the Legal Office on Crematorium Funerals and Parochial Fees (dated January 2015)

Table of Parochial Fees

2023 Fees Table

Parochial Fees Table 2023 as amended from March 1

Parochial Fees Table 2023 – Jan/Feb only

Please note that the fees for 2023 have been reduced from March, following agreement at the February session of the General Synod that this year’s increase should be capped at 5%.


Home Office update on fees for certificates February 2019

Life Events Church Of England FAQs


The Record of Parochial Fees to be used in the Diocese is available in either .pdf or .xls:
Record of Parochial Fees (pdf)
Record of Parochial Fees (excel)


Parochial Fees are regulated by Ecclesiastical Law. Details of the Fees payable can be found on the Church of England’s website at:

Further information is available in the Annual Stipends Letter (please note that the stipends for assistant curates/lay ministers and the resettlement and first appointment grants for April 2023 onwards have now been confirmed and this letter has been amended to reflect these changes).

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