Return of Parish Finance

Parish finance return forms are due annually.

The forms should be completed after the Annual Parochial Church Meeting (APCM) which takes place in April each year.

Parishes can complete the forms manually or online. If you do not yet have an online login, or need extra help with your login or password, contact Jackie Cox at the diocesan office on

Return of Parish Finance forms and other documentation can be found below:

Parish codes

Parish codes are Archbishop's Council codes and are not allocated by the diocese.

To find your parish code, click here to visit A Church Near You website. When there, type in the parish name, then click on the 'more info' tab. The parish code is the 6-digit code starting '(1)'.

On 'A Church Near You' the 'Church code' is the number that starts with a six (6).

Alternatively, the Parish Returns page on the Church of England website provides the same information in MS Excel and PDF formats - click here to view those pages.

Other useful websites:

Parish Resources -

  • Guidance notes
  • Links to forms
  • Template of letter for determination re exceptional income

Charity Comission -

  • Full guidance on all topics relating to PCCs and charities.
  • Forms
  • Contact numbers
Ely Diocese Registry -