Buying Smarter

Steward your Church’s Resources Effectively

Between them, PCCs spend over £200 million each year on ‘things’ rather than people.

Hunting down the best value deals for your church isn’t always easy and takes time. That’s why the National Church and the dioceses set up the Parish Buying service.

The Parish Buying team use the bulk buying power of the Church to negotiate competitive prices with approved suppliers, across a range of different products.

All of the suppliers on Parish Buying have undergone a careful selection process; so you can use them knowing that there’ll be no catches or hidden surprises. If you have been stung by harsh photocopying contracts or by rogue energy brokers in the past, you’ll understand just how important this is.

We’ve produced a short animation introducing the service – it’s available here.

National Contracts Available

ENERGY: The Parish Buying Energy Basket uses the bulk buying power of the Church to obtain competitive prices for your gas and electricity. With over 4,600 meters now in the Basket, it’s the biggest energy buying scheme for churches in the country! Request a quote

INSURANCE: Insurance is one of the two highest spend areas for parishes, so it’s important to make good decisions when buying cover. Read our short insurance guide.

CONTACTLESS CARD READERS: Churches can purchase card readers and use them with specially negotiated low transaction rates. View on the website.

OFFICE PRODUCTS: Our office products contract includes free next day delivery, no minimum order, no quibble return policy and competitive pricing. Find out more…

FURNITURE: You tell Parish Buying what you need, and they will gather quotes from up to 5 suppliers. Find out more…

BOILERS:  One of the UK’s largest plumbing and heating suppliers gives Parish Buying members huge discounts on boilers, radiators, and other heating supplies.  Find out more…

PHOTOCOPYING: Whether you buy or lease you can be assured the contract has been professionally scrutinised and prices are good. Find out more…

TELECOMS: From mobiles to broadband, multiples lines and systems, your telecoms needs are covered. Prices are highly competitive too. Find out more…

I.T.: Did you know you can access charity pricing even if your church or parish isn’t a registered charity? Find out more…

FIRE SAFETY: Find a comprehensive range of quality fire safety products including fire extinguishers, smoke alarms, and emergency lighting. Find out more…

CHURCH SUPPLIES: A range of church consumables including communion wine, wafers, candles and more. Find out more….

EVENTBRITE: Parish Buying members have access to special low rates. 

Register your Church Today!

To access the deals for your church, please visit the Parish Buying website ( and registering for free today.  As some of the information is commercially sensitive the details are only visible to registered members.





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