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.

Summary timeline

When? What?
December 2020 National Church Online Parish Returns System open to enter Statistics for Mission figures
Start of January 2021 Statistics for Mission request sent
Mid - January Reminder to complete statistics for mission
1st week of February Annual return of Parish Finance/Annual Report and Accounts notice sent
Last week of February Articles of Enquiry sent
26 Feb  NEW Deadline for Statistics for Mission
1st week of March Request Electoral Roll figures (these should be received after the APCM)
Liaise with those who have not returned Statistics for Mission
Last week of April Reminder to complete: Return of Parish Finance form / Energy Footprint Tool / provide Annual Report and Accounts / Electoral Roll Certificate / Articles of Enquiry
May (subject to change) Church Development Tool sent
31 May Deadline for Return of Parish Finance form
Deadline for Annual Report and Accounts
Deadline for Electoral Roll Certificate
Deadline for Articles of Enquiry
From 1st week of June Liaise with those who have not submitted returns.
June/July (TBC) Deadline for Church Development Tool
July/August (TBC) Deadline for Energy Footprint
August Undertake CMS places audit.

Statistics for Mission

Statistics for Mission 2020 Form | DOCX

User Guide | PDF

The deadline for returning Statistics for Mission via the Online Portal is 26 February 2021.

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

Parish Finance Form | PDF

The deadline for returning the Parish Finance form is 31 May 2021.

Accounts & Annual Reports

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

The deadline for returning the Annual Report and Accounts form is 31 May 2021.


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 dbf@cofesuffolk.org. Further resources and census and deprivation data are available to download from the National Church's Research and Statistic team:

Census data | Weblink

 


Page last updated: 25th January 2021 4:22 PM