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House of Commons Hansard
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Church of England: Finance
26 November 2009
Volume 501

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To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners what formula each diocese uses for calculating parish share. [301363]

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The Commissioners do not collect individual dioceses’ parish share formulae. However, I will shortly place in the Library a document entitled “Parish Share Systems by Diocese” which summarises dioceses’ approach to the calculation and allocation of parish share. More detailed information would have to be obtained from each diocese.

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To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners with reference to the answer of 15 October 2009, Official Report, column 996W, on the Church of England: finance, how the number of church members is calculated; what the average parish share per church member in each (a) parochial church council (PCC) area and (b) diocese is; what the parish share in each PCC in England in 2009 was; what revenue each diocese received (i) in total and (ii) per Church member from the (A) parish share and (B) other sources in the last 12 months; and how much each diocese spent in that period. [301531]

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Church membership is estimated as an average of electoral roll, average Sunday attendance and average weekly attendance numbers.

Parish share per church ‘member’ requested in each diocese was given in my answer of 15 October 2009, Official Report, columns 995-96W. Parish share and other income per church ‘member’ received in each diocese in 2007 (the latest year for which such figures are available), using figures from diocesan accounts, is shown in the table.

The Commissioners do not collect the other information requested by the hon. Gentleman.

Income per church ‘member’ in 20071

£

Parish share

Other income

Total income

Bath and Wells

291

206

497

Birmingham

299

280

579

Blackburn

263

168

431

Bradford

396

391

787

Bristol

387

178

564

Canterbury

338

85

423

Carlisle

302

228

530

Chelmsford

339

174

513

Chester

274

139

414

Chichester

266

160

426

Coventry

306

169

475

Derby

314

133

447

Durham

263

189

452

Ely

281

163

444

Exeter

304

199

503

Gloucester

265

175

440

Guildford

383

68

451

Hereford

271

118

388

Leicester

334

315

649

Lichfield

310

289

599

Lincoln

203

305

509

Liverpool

246

154

400

London

285

193

478

Manchester

264

244

507

Newcastle

276

181

458

Norwich

342

209

551

Oxford

330

131

461

Peterborough

323

886

1209

Portsmouth

286

155

442

Ripon and Leeds

371

211

582

Rochester

354

97

451

St. Albans

316

158

473

St. Edmunsbury and Ipswich

310

97

407

Salisbury

282

99

381

Sheffield

316

293

609

Sodor and Man

270

86

356

Southwark

380

185

566

Southwell and Nottingham

323

249

571

Truro

259

286

545

Wakefield

305

170

475

Winchester

316

74

390

Worcester

315

198

513

York

267

215

482

Total

304

192

496

1 Membership: One-third electoral roll, one-third average Sunday attendance, one-third average weekly attendance.