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 06.04.18
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 (click link to access list)
Forms to submit to the Diocese – Please send Parochial Fee Returns to the Diocesan Finance Administrator
- Parish Parochial Fees Quarterly Returns Form 2018 – excel
- Parish Parochial Fees Quarterly Returns Form 2018 – pdf
Parochial Fees for Retired Clergy:
- 2018 Table of Parochial Fees for Retired Clergy
- 2018 Retired Clergy fees return excel
- 2018 Retired Clergy fees return pdf
Service in Vacancy forms and information – Please send SIV forms and related enquiries to the Diocesan Stipends Administrator
- 2018 Service In Vacancy Fees Guidelines
- 2018 Service in Vacancy form excel
- 2018 Service in Vacancy form pdf
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)
Forms to submit to the Diocese (FAO the Finance Department):
- 2017 Parish Parochial Fees Quarterly Returns Form excel
- 2017 Parish Parochial Fees Quarterly Returns Form pdf
Forms for Parish use only:
- 2017 Parochial fees invoice or receipt excel
- 2017 Parochial fees invoice or receipt pdf
- 2017 Detailed fees return excel
- 2017 Detailed fees return pdf
Parochial Fees for Retired Clergy:
- Parochial Fees Retired Clergy 2017
- 2017 Retired Clergy Fees return excel
- 2017 Retired Clergy Fees return pdf
Service in Vacancy forms and information – Please send SIV forms and enquiries to the Diocesan Stipends Administrator