Statistics for Mission

The Statistics for Mission returns are important because they capture a snapshot of the church.

Nationally, the statistics provide essential data concerning the shape and numerical health of the church.

Within the diocese, returns are being used to inform decisions, for example about deployment and investments.

Parishes are required to complete and return their Statistics For Mission annually. This is usually by the end of January, for the previous year.

Parishes can complete the forms manually, or online. If you do not have an online login, or need extra help with your login or password, contact Jackie Cox at jackie.cox@elydiocese.org.

Complete the Form online: https://parishreturns.churchofengland.org/

Download and return the Statistics for Mission form below:

Each year the statistics are analysed and published in the annual Statistics for Mission & Finance publications, the latest of which for last year's data can be found here.