Parochial Fees

Fees for Weddings and Funerals are set by Archbishops’ Council, usually with revised levels from January each year.

For more detailed information please follow the link below to 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, then please contact 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.

Please send returns for the previous financial year by 31 January to enable these to be included in the year end accounts and next year’s share allocation calculations. The report below summarises fee returns received to date.

Oxford Diocesan Board of Finance – 2017 Fees as at 30.11.17

Diocesan Fee Returns

Please note that the Fee Returns procedure has changed and we now only require one form, the Parish Parochial Fees Quarterly Returns Form, to be submitted quarterly per Parish, 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 – see 2018 or 2017 section, as required. Forms  Please ensure you are using the correct form for the year in question.

If there are no fees due for a quarter please submit a nil return.

Please send paper returns and cheques to our address, as follows:

Church House Oxford, Langford Locks, Kidlington OX5 1GF

Forms may also be submitted electronically to our finance department  and payment be made by electronic bank transfer (bank details can be found at the bottom of the Parish Parochial Fees Quarterly Returns Form – see below). Your Parish Fees Account number should be used as the payment reference for all electronic payments.

Please also ensure that your Parish Fees Account number is clearly listed on your Diocesan Fee Return paperwork to ensure your fees are correctly allocated to your Parish (see following link to reference your Fees Account Number):

List of Fees Account Numbers

2018

Rates:

Forms to submit to the Diocese (FAO the Finance Department):

Parochial Fees for Retired Clergy:

Service in Vacancy forms and information – Please send SIV forms and related enquiries to the Diocesan Stipends Administrator

Please note that the Service in Vacancy fee has increased to £40 from 1 January 2018 (n.b SIV fee is payable only to Retired Clergy with Permission to Officiate – see above guidelines)

2017

Rates:

Forms to submit to the Diocese (FAO the Finance Department):

Forms for Parish use only:

Parochial Fees for Retired Clergy:

Service in Vacancy forms and information – Please send SIV forms and enquiries to the Diocesan Stipends Administrator