Financial Calendar

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

Budget

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 are available throughout this section.

Date

Document

From

To

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
Key

* 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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