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New Charity Commission application guidance

We are pleased to release a newly developed “Guide for PCCs applying to be registered with the Charity Commission: Completing the online application” PDF. This guidance has been produced in collaboration with the Charity Commission and aims to support those

New look for Parish Resources

The Parish Resources website has been providing support for churches on governance, administration and giving since 2012. In response to the vision and strategy for the Church of England in the 2020s, Parish Resources will be undergoing phased redevelopment with

Change to Charity Commission Email Addresses

All Charity Commission email addresses have now changed, with the letters “gsi” having been removed. From 31 March 2019, any emails sent to Charity Commission email addresses containing the letters “gsi” will not be received by the Charity Commission. All

Reflections on Living Generously

The Diocese of Oxford’s Generous Giving Adviser, Jonathan de Bernhardt Wood, has produced seven reflections on living generously, based on the story of Mary anointing Jesus’ feet. You can download them here, and if you want printed copies of them then

Case Study: Talking about Legacy Giving in Church

From 10th – 16th September, Remember a Charity in your Will is raising awareness about the importance of gifts in wills and encourage you to consider how you can include a charity in your will, once family and friends have

Card Readers Now Available

Following a national trial of contactless card readers, the Parish Buying service now has contracts with two companies: SumUp and iZettle. Church of England parishes are able to buy card readers at a discount through the Parish Buying website and use them

GDPR and the Electoral Roll

Following several enquiries about GDPR and if it affects the Electoral Roll, below is the answer from our legal team: The forms are prescribed and included as part of the Church Representation Rules, (part of the Synodical Government Measure 1969). If they

What Happens When Fundraising is Successful?

Firstly, celebrate; it will no doubt have been a long and arduous process. So take time to celebrate both with your fundraising team and with the rest of the church community. Then plan a launch event, this will give you