Our Finances


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With 334 churches and over 100 church schools, the Diocese of Canterbury is committed to serving every community in South and East Kent.

Ministry is offered through 120 parish clergy, 60 non-stipendiary clergy, 170 Readers, and thousands of volunteers - including churchwardens, Authorised Lay Ministers, youth group leaders, church officers and clergy with Permission to Officiate. 

Around 16,000 people worship in our churches every week and many more thousands benefit from our mission and ministry through youth and children’s work, lunch clubs, drop-in centres, food banks, winter shelters, community banks and ministry to people in care homes, hospitals, prisons, schools and universities.

To help make this possible, every church contributes to the Parish Share. The Parish Share is a financial contribution made by every parish to the collective life of our diocese. It's an expression of our interdependence and mutual responsibility, enabling every community to share in life-changing mission and ministry.

Find out more about where our money comes from and it is spent in our Parish Share leaflet.

Our Finances In-Depth

Contact members of our Finance team to find out more or get help with your parish finances.