Parish share

Graphic extract from on the money: with over 1,500 clergy and licensed lay ministers, it costs over £19m each year to resource ministry in this diocese.The parish share is the amount of money that each parish is asked to contribute to support the provision of mission and ministry of the Church in the Diocese of Oxford and beyond. It’s the responsibility of us all and an essential part of our discipleship and how our clergy are funded.

The parish share raises around £18m each year, and without it we simply would not be able to support and pay for our clergy. With it, we’re able to ensure appropriate levels of ministry provision across each of our 284 benefices.  It’s an immense undertaking that raises over £18m each year and a feat that’s possible only because of the prayerful support, fundraising and long-term financial commitment of our congregations. Thank you!

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Share payment by Direct Debit

A discount of 1% is given to any parish who arrange to pay their share in full by Direct Debit. This will be deducted from the amount of the allocation when the Direct Debit is set up by us, so that we collect 99% of your share allocation in 12 monthly instalments. Alternatively, if you contribute your 2022 share allocation in full by 31 January 2022 you will also receive the discount, in which case please pay 99% of the allocated amount.

For 2022, we will continue to offer a discount to any parish who pays their share by monthly Direct Debit but is not able to commit to contributing their full allocation at this stage. A discount of 0.5% of total contribution received will be given to these parishes.

If you would like to pay by Direct Debit, please complete the form below and return it by email to or by post to: ODBF, Church House Oxford, Langford Locks, Kidlington, OX5 1GF.

Alternative methods of Share Payment

You are also welcome to make your Parish Share contributions by bank transfer or cheque. Details on how to do this are on your latest Parish Share Statement or please contact Liz Holloway, Finance Officer-Parish Share.

2022 monthly share update

2022 share allocation by parish

2022 parish share apportionment approved by November Diocesan Synod

2021 monthly share update

2021 share allocation by parish

2021 parish share apportionment approved by November Diocesan Synod

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