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Welcome to the Church of England's online parish return system

This system allows church representatives to submit their annual Return of Parish Finance and Statistics for Mission via the internet. This can be done on a computer in a parish office, at home, or in a library using a unique login and password managed by your parish representative.

When entering your data, the system will highlight values that are markedly different from those in the previous year, to help avoid typing mistakes and improve data accuracy. The system will produce for you a report giving instant feedback on how your church's figures have changed over the last ten years.

Once submitted, your data will be available to your diocese to help them understand the activities and needs of their churches and to support their mission. Information provided through this system will be included in statistical publications and made available online. You can download the forms and the accompanying notes by clicking on the links below:

 

Getting started

If you are not yet registered, to get started you will need to obtain a username and password from your parish representative, or diocesan office if this person is unavailable.

If you are already registered but have forgotten your username and/or password, use the links on the left to request a reminder.

To collate the information requested, you will need access to your service registers (for Statistics for Mission) and your accounts (for the Return of Parish Finance). Although it is possible to enter information directly onto the online system, many users find it convenient to begin by filling in a paper copy, and then to transfer the information online. Many users find it helpful to have a copy of their completed return from last year to hand as they fill in this year’s return. It is possible to save a partial return – but if you do so please remember to complete and submit your return in due course.

If you have any queries or comments, please contact your diocesan office or the Church of England Research & Statistics unit: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.