Parish share

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.

Did you know that only two pence in every pound contributed goes on diocesan administration costs? The total amount of money needed by the Diocese each year is divided between the 29 deaneries using a formula that seeks to recognise the need of some parishes to be supported by others. Parish Share is a vital part of enabling God’s mission in our Diocese. Without it, we would not be able to support and pay for our clergy.

This helpful leaflet explains the scheme in detail.

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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