How do I submit my returns?

1. Statistics for Mission - click to learn more

2. Return of Parish Finance

Both are submitted using the Church of England Online Parish Returns System. Further information on accessing the system can be found Online Parish Returns System page.
The Forms which include guidance notes are available below to download below. Please read the guidance notes as they will be of help in entering the correct data. We suggest you complete the relevant form for your own reference before making an online submission to ease the process of completing the form on screen.

3. The Annual Report, Accounts & Budgets These should be emailed to

The Annual Accounts includes the accounts, the trustees report and the independent examination as reviewed by the APCM. This will require a team effort from all the PCC members as various reports will need collating and the Treasurer report & accounts is only one aspect.

Detailed guidance, including examples of what to submit, can be found by clicking here.

4. Charity Commission

Completed online. For further information visit the Charity Commission website at

Charities that are due to submit an annual return imminently, but feel unable to do so, can email to ask for a filing extension.

Please include your charity name and charity registration number when you email them:

5. Electoral Roll

(a) Download and complete the Electoral Roll certificate

(b) Send one copy of the completed certificate to your Deanery Synod Secretary, whose contact details you will find on the form.

(c) Send one copy of the completed certificate to the Secretary of the York Diocesan Synod, The Diocese of York, Amy Johnson Way, Clifton Moor, York YO30 4XT. You can email them to the Diocesan Secretary at:

It is important that we receive completed forms because, as well as being used to gain an accurate picture of church membership across the diocese, the numbers on Electoral Rolls are used to calculate the number of representatives your parish or deanery can elect to Deanery, Diocesan, and General Synods. Elections will be held to Diocesan Synod in 2021 and the numbers recorded on Electoral Roll forms this year will be used to calculate the lay representation on the next Synod.