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 are available throughout this section.
|January||Survey (parish share/common fund)||Diocese||Parish||Next year|
|January||Return of parish share||Parish||Diocese||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|
* Diocesan Finance department forward forms to Archbishops’ Council in London for central collation and analysis
+ Documents held by diocese for collation and analysis