Information for PCC Treasurers

This is an important role within the parish. Not only will thousands of pounds flow through the Church’s funds, but the PCC is also an independent charity, and will need to conform to Charity Commission guidance.

The Treasurer is accountable to the PCC for carrying out the financial decisions that it makes. The responsibility for both raising and spending money to meet the PCC’s responsibilities lies with the PCC. The Treasurer implements their decisions.

Parochial fees are legally chargeable for services that an incumbent is under a legal obligation to provide or conduct (e.g. weddings and funerals). Fees are set by the Church of England’s governing body, the General Synod, and Parliament. The amount payable consists of an element due to the PCC and an element due to the Diocesan Board of Finance (‘DBF’).

For more information on parochial fees and who can claim, please visit – Parochial Fees.

Each year, every parish is required to submit their Return of Parish Finance and Energy Footprint Tool figures to the National Church via the Parish Returns Portal: CLICK HERE

If you do not have a log in for this portal, please email Danielle Walmsley, Parish Support Administrator at

Deadline for the Return of Parish Finance 2022 – 31st July 2023

Deadline for the Energy Footprint Tool 2022 – 31st August 2023

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.

For more information please visit: Common Mission Fund

There are many tools and ideas to help churches explore and embrace stewardship and generosity. In developing good practice and using a range of mechanisms to encourage and simplify the giving process, the difference to both income and fruitfulness and fellowship, can be hugely significant.

Find out more on our Stewardship page – Stewardship


Top Tips for Grant Applications Webinar – Thursday 30th November at 19:00


Parochial Fees Workshop – Date TBC

Meet the Funders – Date TBC

For more information or to book a place on any of the above, please contact Danielle Walmsley, Parish Support Administrator at

For a full list of our courses and events, please visit: Courses and Events

Do You Have Questions or Need Advice Around Parochial Fees?

Join Jayne Tarry, Pastoral Secretary and Gavin Foster and Sarah Hart at the Diocesan Registry as they talk through fees and answer your questions

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