Accessing the online system

You need to login to the portal at parishreturns.churchofengland.org here.

There you can submit your returns and once logged in you can access the link to the user guide which has a list of FAQs for further help.

If you are completely new to this, you will need to register for an account by contacting the Diocesan Finance team on finance@yorkdiocese.org or 01904 699500 (ask for Finance). Once you have a user account you can then access the user guide which has a list of FAQs.

If you do not have access to the internet but are responsible for the returns then maybe you could partner with someone in your church that has internet access.

Church of England Portal System

If you are a church officer (Warden, PCC Secretary, PCC Treasurer) you may wish to gain access via the new Church of England portal here. If you haven’t already registered on this site, click 'register for an account'. You will then be able to link the parish returns site to your portal area. You don’t have to do this but it will make things simpler for the future and it will enable you to access other useful resources such as our diocesan online directory and the online faculty system.

Where do I go for help if I am having problems?

Please don’t give up! Remember the user guide once you're logged in, and if you need to talk to someone please contact the Diocesan Finance team on finance@yorkdiocese.org or 01904 699500 (ask for Finance).