PCC Roles & Responsibilites
Llyr Williams, Diocesan Registrar recently led training events designed to inform PCC members of their responsibilities. A copy of his Powerpoint Presentation (1.68 MB) is available.
Churchwarden Roles & Responsibilites
Archdeacon Shirley Griffiths recently led a training event for church wardens. A copy of the Powerpoint Presentation (1.4 MB) is available.
The Parish As A Charity
All parishes are charities and are expected to comply with the requirements of charity law.
Parishes with an income of under £100,000 per year are 'excepted' from registration under the Charities (Exception from Registration) Regulations 1996. They do not have a Charity Registration number.
Parishes with income of over £100,000 per year are required to register with the Charity Commission and will receive a Charity Registration number when their registration is completed.
This document gives guidance on the process and recommended timetable.
This form will help you gather the information you need to complete the online application. (Word, 43 KB)
All trustees (i.e. members of the PCC) must sign the Trustee Declaration. (PDF, 48 KB)
The Representative Body has produced excellent guidance on completing the online application (PDF, 4.6MB). It generally takes about 2 hours to input the information required.
The Charity Commission also provide guidance for trustees. The Diocese also offers training for trustees under the Training Together programme.