Downloads and Links
Links and Further information
Stipends These are funded by the Diocese but paid through the Church Commissioners. For further information including:-
- Stipend and Pension information
- Car Loans
- A Guide to the Reimbursement of the Parochial expenses of the Clergy
Running a Parish in a Vacancy
Helpful information for the outgoing incumbent, the Churchwardens, Treasurer and Rural Dean.
Parsonage Houses The Finance and Central Services Committee of the Diocese takes into account guidance published by the Church Commissioners in considering parsonage housing matters.
Guidance in preparing Church accounts
Parish Churches should prepare accounts as set out in the Charities Act 2011.
The following sites provide examples and guidance:-
Internal controls/ Cheque signing procedures etc. Members of Parochial Church Councils are Charity trustees. The Charity Commission provides a range of publications providing advice to Charity trustees. In particular
- CC3 The Essential Trustee: What you need to know
- CC8 Internal Financial Controls for Charities, and Checklist
- Faith in Good Governance
Documents relating to Chester Diocesan Board of Finance and Diocesan Synod
Investment Chester Diocesan Board of Finance is not permitted by law to offer investment advice. The Central Board of Finance has a range of common investment funds managed by CCLA investment management.
Church Buildings--finance matters The Church of England Church care site has a comprehensive site including:-
- The listed places of worship grant scheme.
We hope you have found this list helpful.
If you would like to see other items here please let the finance department know.