Parish Share 2022

In support of parishes currently experiencing or anticipating significant financial pressures, Diocesan Synod approved the DBF budget on the basis that no parish will have an increase to the Parish Share for 2022. Some PCCs have also had their Parish Share reduced in line with the phasing out of historical reductions in membership where these were usually capped to a reduction of 10% year on year. Option A shows the Parish Share request calculated on the basis above.

Like many parishes, the DBF will need to utilise a significant amount of its remaining reserves in 2022 to cover the reduction in parish share requests and inflationary increases in costs. We have therefore included a further choice on the option form: Option B. This is the amount of Parish Share that would have been requested in a “normal” year according to our current calculation model including a 2% inflationary increase.

We anticipate that some PCCs will be unable to contribute Option A because of challenges they are experiencing with income and reserves. We would therefore like to invite parishes who are able to offer a more generous amount than Option A, to prayerfully consider doing this in support of those parishes experiencing financial difficulty at this time and to help reduce the deficit that we all, as a diocese, expect to suffer in 2022. Your generosity in this will make a considerable difference as we move forwards together in our vision to ‘Live and Tell the story of Jesus’. This can be done by selecting the ‘other’ option and indicating the amount of enhanced parish share you believe the PCC will be able to contribute.

If after prayerful consideration, your parish feels they are unable to pay the share, please contact colleagues in the finance department so that we can discuss the situation with you.  

Discounts continue to be available; 1.25% for full contribution received on or before 17 January, 0.3% for full equal monthly contributions.

Once these options have been discussed with your PCC, or relevant sub-committee, please complete the attached 2022 Option Form to let us know what you intend to contribute and the method of contribution etc.. and return to by 31 January 2021.

With many thanks for your continued support and generosity.

The Ven Dr Adrian Youings                Matthew Pinnock
Archdeacon of Bath                           Head of Finance and Operations

Who to contact

The Finance team


Diocesan Board of Finance (DBF) Budget Highlights 2022

Calcaulation Analysis 2022

Diocesan Summary

Deanery Summaries

Direct Debit Scheme information sheet

Direct Debit mandate form

CBF deposit forward dated withdrawal form