In addition to our investments and funding activities, the Church Commissioners provide further administrative support for the Church.

Pastoral Reorganisation and Closed Churches

The Church Commissioners have a legal and advisory role in the reorganisation of parishes and benefices, serving dioceses by providing accountability and oversight, as well as bringing in expertise from across the Church of England.

Clergy Payroll

The Church Commissioners administer the national clergy payroll for the Church of England, ensuring accurate and timely stipend payments to serving clergy.


We manage the production of the Crockford’s clerical directory, the definitive guide to Anglican clergy and churches in the UK and Ireland.

Libraries and Archives

We oversee the maintenance of national Church libraries and archives, including Lambeth Palace Library and the Church of England Record Centre.


The money a clergy member receives to be able to continue their ministry