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COVID-19 – Financial Sustainability during Coronavirus


Managing Parish Finances

Parish Accounts – Copies of the annual report and accounts are to be sent to the secretary of the diocesan board of finance for retention following their approval. They can be emailed to [email protected] or posted to Cuthbert House, Stonebridge, Durham, DH1 3RY.  Templates for preparing parish accounts are available below.

Treasurer Forum – In association with ACAT we have hosted a series of training sessions to support those who use their gifts of administration to turn God-given vision into reality. Please get in touch if you would find a particular subject helpful. 

Giving and Generosity

Three ways to grow giving this Christmas – Christmas is a time when we would normally see more people attending our church services, perhaps for the first time.  Encouragingly one in five people have also attended a virtual service and this growth offers new ways to enable and encourage giving within our churches. To find out how your parish can grow giving this Christmas click here

Legacy Gifts, Grants and Digital Giving Work shop – The National Legacy & Funding Officer, Eleanor Stead, recently gave a presentation to parishes in the Diocese about encouraging legacy giving, applying for grants and digital giving. Copies of the presentation are available below:

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