Note on 18th October 2016: Fees Table 2017

Statutory fees, effective 1st January 2017, have been set according to a formula based on the year on year increase in RPI in the twelve months to September 2016. The figure has been confirmed as 2%.

The 2017 Fees Table can be downloaded from the link in the Resources section on the right of this page. Further formats will be added in due course.

Below is a note of Frequently Asked Questions. The current Guide to Church of England Parochial Fees for fees (published January 2015) is under Resources on the right of the page.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Guide and the FAQs are intended to help with information about parochial fees.

The 'definitions' section (in both the Guide and the FAQs) is intended to explain the meaning of the special terms used  with regard to parochial fees, including those defined in legislation. Parochial fees are regulated by Ecclesiastical law and the Guide is amended when new legislation is passed.

The FAQs (which are updated from time to time) gives answers to the more commonly asked questions.

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