Fees for weddings and funerals are set by Archbishops' Council, usually with revised levels from January each year. For more detailed information, please see the Church of England Parochial Fees online guidance, which includes an informative FAQs section.
If you have queries that are not answered by the guidance or the FAQs section, please contact your Archdeacon or the diocesan Finance Department. If as treasurer or administrator you are unsure of the type of service to record on the form, please discuss this with the minister who conducted the service.
Diocesan parochial fee returns
Please note that the fee returns procedure requires the Parochial Fees Return Form to be submitted quarterly, together with the corresponding payment. For reporting purposes at parish level, which inform deanery parish share calculations, please complete a separate form for each parish, even if the payment is sent jointly as a benefice or team.
Fee return forms are available in both Excel or pdf format and can be downloaded below.
If there are no fees due for a quarter, please submit a nil return.
Please also ensure that your Parochial Fee Account number is clearly stated on your fee return paperwork and payment so that your fees can be correctly allocated (see following link to reference your Fee Account Number). List of Fee Account Numbers.
Forms may be submitted electronically to our finance department at email@example.com and payment made by electronic bank transfer (bank details can be found at the bottom of the Parochial Fees Return Form).
Alternatively, please send paper returns and cheques to our address, as follows: Oxford Diocesan Board of Finance, Church House Oxford, Langford Locks, Kidlington, OX5 1GF.
Please send returns for the previous financial year by 31 January to enable these to be included in the annual accounts and the next year's Parish Share allocation calculations.
The following report summarises fee returns received to date ODBF fees received - 2021.
Forms to submit to the diocese for 2022
Forms to submit to the diocese for 2021
Parochial fees for retired clergy 2021
Service in Vacancy forms and guidelines
Please send SIV forms and related enquiries to the diocesan Stipends Administrator.
- 2022 Service in Vacancy fees guidelines
- 2022 Service in Vacancy form (Excel)
- 2020 and 2021 Service in Vacancy fees guidelines
- 2020 and 2021 Service in Vacancy form (Excel)
- 2020 and 2021 Service in Vacancy form (PDF)
Please note that the Service in Vacancy fee is £41 in 2021 and £41.50 in 2022 (NB: SIV is payable only to Retired Clergy with Permission to Officiate - see above Guidelines).