How we are financed

With 334 churches and over 100 church schools, the Diocese of Canterbury is committed to serving every community in South and East Kent.

Ministry is offered through 120 parish clergy, 60 non-stipendiary clergy, 170 Readers, and thousands of volunteers, including churchwardens, Authorised Lay Ministers, youth group leaders, church officers and clergy with PTO.

Around 16,000 people worship in our churches every week and many more thousands benefit from our mission and ministry through youth and children’s work, lunch clubs, drop-in centres, food banks, winter shelters, community banks and ministry to people in care homes, hospitals, prisons, schools and universities.

To help make this possible, every church contributes to the Parish Share. The Parish Share is a financial contribution made by every parish to the collective life of our Diocese. It is an expression of interdependence and of mutual responsibility, enabling every community to share in life-changing mission and ministry.

Post Synod Accounts and Annual Reports for the year ending 31/12/18 – (approved 10/7/19 )

Parish Share leaflet.

Parish Share letter from Bishop Trevor, 11 December 2017 – (Word format) (PDF format)

Contact members of the Finance department.

View the 2017 Report and Accounts.