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.

Diocesan Fee Returns

Please note that the fee returns procedure requires the Parish Parochial Fees Quarterly Returns 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 – see the year’s section as required. 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 also ensure that your Parochial Fees 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 Fees Account Number):

List of Fee Account Numbers

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.

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

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.

The report below summarises fee returns received to date:-

Oxford Diocesan Board of Finance 2020 fees received – 2020 Parochial Fees



Forms to submit to the Diocese for 2020 – please send Parochial Fee Returns to the Diocesan Finance Administrator

Parochial Fees for Retired Clergy



Forms to submit to the Diocese – please send Parochial Fee Returns to the Diocesan Finance Administrator

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 is £41 (N.B. SIV is payable only to Retired Clergy with Permission to Officiate – see above Guidelines)