Financial year

The Diocesan financial year runs from 1 January to 31 December.


The Diocesan Budget is approved by Diocesan Synod by the end of October. 

Reporting and documentation

To meet the Diocese's financial obligations and inform budget decisions, there are a number of key reporting documents that must be generated, completed and returned at specific dates.   Below is your at-a-glance summary, and related forms and guidelines are also available online.

Relating to            
January Survey (parish share/common fund) Diocese            Parish Next year
January Return of parish finance Diocese Parish Previous year
31 January Statistics for Mission* Parish Diocese (Finance)      Previous year
30 April Return of parish finance* Parish Diocese (Finance) Previous year
30 April PCC annual reports and accounts + Parish Diocese (Finance) Previous year
30 April Survey (parish share/common fund) Parish Diocese (Survey Return Officer) Next year
September Statistics for Mission Diocese Parish This year
Early November      Parish share Diocese Parish Next year

* Diocesan Finance department forward forms to Archbishops' Council in London for central collation and analysis

+ documents held by Diocese for collation and analysis


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