Parish returns

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Each year, parishes are asked to submit information and data to the Church of England nationally.  You can do so via:

Online Parish Returns System | Weblink

Data that can be submitted includes:

  • Return of Parish Finance
  • Statistics for Mission
  • Energy Footprint

If you are unable to input data using the online portal and would like assistance please contact Alison Barker by email.

Return of Parish Finance

Details will be updated when the new form for the year 2020 is available.

Accounts & Annual Reports

Copies of Parish Account and Annual Reports should be provided directly to the diocese, preferably by email, or alternatively by post.

Statistics for Mission

Statistics for Mission 2019 Form | DOCX

User Guide | PDF

The deadline for returning Statistics for Mission via the Online Portal has now passed.  This information remains important and can continue to be directly provided to the National Church via email.

Energy Footprint Tool

The Church of England’s General Synod has set new targets for all parts of the church to work to become carbon ‘net zero’ by 2030. Read more here.

The easy-to-use Energy Footprint Tool will tell your church of what your "carbon footprint" is, based on the energy you use to heat and light your buildings. This tool is now live and is available to all Church of England churches using:

Online Parish Returns System | Weblink

For further information please try the toolkit:

Energy Footprint Toolkit | Weblink

See video below on how to use the toolkit:


For further information please visit:

Environment | Weblink


Dashboards | Parish Spotlights

The Church of England Research and Statistics team publish the results of this data collection in the form of dashboards which can be obtained by contacting the Diocesan Office: 01473 298500 or by emailing Further resources and census and deprivation data are available to download from the National Church's Research and Statistic team:

Census data | Weblink


Last updated: 29 September 2020


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