Parish Resources and Support
These pages offer some specific information that parishes might find helpful.
In addition the the information provided on this site, the websites highlighted below are invariably the primary sources of information for supporting parishes.
The Church of England website holds an enormous amount of information and rich media you might find helpful, including guidance for PCCs.
The Parish Resources website is provided by the Church of England’s National Stewardship & Resources team and offers over 400 pages of resources to support all aspects of stewardship, administration and management in the local church, as well as links to other sites and pages of interest - www.parishresources.org.uk.
Parish Buying is the Church of England and Church in Wales’ buying service. It is there to help you save time and money on key areas of spend (like energy and office supplies) so that you can free-up your resources to spend on your church’s mission and ministry - https://www.parishbuying.org.uk/.
ChurchCare is the Church of England’s national resource, supporting over 16,000 parish churches and 42 cathedrals. They support all those in parishes, dioceses and cathedrals caring for their buildings - www.churchcare.co.uk.
This site is designed primarily to be a source of information for all those working in the parishes within the Diocese of Ely as well as being a portal enabling parishes to monitor the progress of their Petitions for Faculties online - www.elydiocesanregistry.co.uk
The Charity Commission is the regulator of charities (which many church parishes are) in England and Wales. They are an independent, non-ministerial government department accountable to Parliament - www.charity-commission.gov.uk.
Ecclesiastical Insurance is a specialist insurance and financial services company. Among other areas they specialise in church insurance offering a range insurance and financial services products - www.ecclesiastical.com.
If you have just become a churchwarden and wish to read more about your responsibilities, in addition the information on the diocesan website and linked on the above sites, this is a useful website that provides some additional guidance - www.churchwardens.com.