How do I submit my returns?
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.
- Online Parish Returns System User Guide (PDF)
- Statistics For Mission Return Form with Guide (PDF: print and complete by hand before online data entry)
- Fresh Expressions Choice Tree (PDF)
- Return of Parish Finance Form with Guide (.pdf)
- Return of Parish Finance Form with Guide (.xlsx)
3. The Annual Report, Accounts & Budgets These should be emailed to email@example.com.
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 www.gov.uk/guidance/prepare-a-charity-annual-return/
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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.