The Diocese of Winchester is funded by the Common Mission Fund. The Common Mission Fund is money given by every parish to provide and support clergy, and to further our work in every parish, across Hampshire and East Dorset. Watch this video which explains the practicalities and principles behind it:
Common Mission Fund Guidance
Contributions to the Common Mission Fund are gifts – a gift from each individual parish to support and grow ministry and mission across all our parishes, enabling the love of Christ to be shared. Learn more about the Common Mission Fund and how important it is to our diocese by reading our Guidance Booklet:
Common Mission Fund Distribution
The amount requested from each parish within the Diocese is calculated based on each parishes community of worshippers and affluence band. Guidance on how to calculate your community of worshippers and information on affluence bands can be found below.
The Common Mission Fund request for 2023 and 2024 can be found below. If you have concerns about your parishes ability to pay or would like to discuss this further please contact Cathy Laird (01962 737307, Cathy.firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Diocese is completely transparent about Common Mission Fund payments received from parishes. The amounts received, year to date, can be found below.