Guidance, Forms and Fees

Guidance, forms, templates and notes relating to ministry, buildings, safeguarding, finance and parish life are all listed here. All files are in PDF format, unless otherwise stated. 

Can't find what you need? Check out our documents page, give us a call on 01227 459401 or email the website team

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Annual Parochial Church Meetings

Area Deans

Church Buildings & Churchyards

Re-ordering projects

Health and Safety recommendations for the hire of buildings


Church officers


PCC Secretaries


All policies related to Clergy Terms of Service including the Canterbury Handbook for Clergy are currently being revised and therefore the guidance in these documents may not be current. Please contact Michael Keeler-Walker or Sam Mann in People Services and Operations if you have any queries or need any support (01227 459401).

Terms of service


Data Protection


Electoral Roll


(Scroll down further for ‘Parochial Fees’)

Gift Aid


The marriage of foreign nationals

Changes to the statutory procedure for publishing banns of marriage

Occasional Duties

Parochial Church Councils

Parochial Fees

Table of Parochial Fees

  • 2024
  • 2023 (January & February 2023)
  • 2023 (1 March 2023 onwards)

If you have any queries about fees, please contact our Finance team on or 01227 459401.

Pastoral Reorganisation

Pension automatic enrolment

People Services

The People Services department can provide guidance, documents and template policies for all your employment needs to support the important work of parishes and benefices.

Please contact Michael Keeler-Walker on 01227 473 557 or email

Readers (Licensed Lay Ministers)



Policy statements

Forms and posters


Job descriptions

Safeguarding Information

Disclosure and Barring Service Information

Statistics for Mission

For any assitance with the Parish Returns service, please contact Cordelia Sain-Ley-Berry-Gray (01227 459401).

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