Statistics for Mission 2017

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The annual Statistics for Mission data is collected by the Research and Statistics Department of the Archbishops’ Council. The data is collected through the Church of England’s online Parish Return System. The system is designed to improve the way in which the Church of England collects annual parish data.

This data is also very helpful to the Diocesan Mission Team when working with and advising parishes.  It also helps the team when setting key mission priorities and when planning mission initiatives and events. 

Please note that reliance is being placed upon statistics concerning church attendance etc, when applications for grants from the Church Commissioners, to support particular initiatives in mission and church growth, are being evaluated. It is therefore important that accurate returns are submitted when requested.

The Archbishops’ Council Research and Statistics department have requested that parishes to submit their 2017 Statistics for Mission by 31 January 2018 through the Church of England's online Parish Return System 

Although this date has now passed, the Parish Returns System will remain open until 31 March. If your parish has not already done so, please will you submit your Statistics for Mission data as soon as possible.


The online data entry system for 2016 Statistics for Mission is now closed. Please note that this only affects the Statistics for Mission returns - the system will remain open for entering 2016 Finance returns.

For help with the Statistics for Mission return, please contact the Mission Team or phone 01928 718834 ext 263

Page last updated: 21st Feb 2018 11:57 AM