Each Church of England parish is a charity. Some churches, those with income over £100,000, are now required to register with the Charity Commission
; many still have our historic status as 'charities excepted from registration'. But all parishes are legally charities and all PCC members are trustees of a charity. This means that all parishes are subject to the Charities Act and this section of the website addresses two important areas of church governance: the three part Annual Report and some specific financial issues.
Some of these issues can be technical, others can be a little unfamiliar but, to slightly misquote a famous fictional character, "Help will always be given to those who ask for it."
All manner of financial guidance and assistance is available for all our Church Officers and PCC members from both the Resources and Finance Teams based at St James' House. See the right hand Contacts
panel for contact details.