Parish Share Scheme 2017 Parish Share Enabling the

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Parish Share Scheme 2017

Parish Share Scheme 2017

Parish Share Enabling the Vision Loving. Our experience of God’s love compels us to

Parish Share Enabling the Vision Loving. Our experience of God’s love compels us to show compassion to all and build outward - looking communities.

Parish Share Enabling the Vision Living. Celebrate the abundance of life Engage with the

Parish Share Enabling the Vision Living. Celebrate the abundance of life Engage with the world Challenge injustice Respect and protect the environment

Parish Share Enabling the Vision Learning. We are confident: We are always listening -

Parish Share Enabling the Vision Learning. We are confident: We are always listening - to God, the world and each other We are always learning - alert to Jesus’s challenge to live differently

Parish Share Scheme 2017 recap of the process Initial consultation A system based on

Parish Share Scheme 2017 recap of the process Initial consultation A system based on resource cost adjusted for relative deprivation Deanery/Parish consultations amended proposal Introduction of attendance element and rural adjustments Synod discussion outline proposal final proposal Introduction of other features to cap changes and reflect affordability plus updating to IMD 2015 with rural adjustments

Parish Share Scheme Main Components There are three main components by which we calculate

Parish Share Scheme Main Components There are three main components by which we calculate Parish share for every parish or benefice: Component 1: - a resource factor based on deployment of ministry of full time stipendiary priest or house-for-duty priest and a contribution to support costs (67%).

Parish Share Scheme Main Components Component 1: Allocation of resources to parishes Element Stipendiary

Parish Share Scheme Main Components Component 1: Allocation of resources to parishes Element Stipendiary Cost (£k) House for Duty Cost (£k) 26. 6 NI 2. 2 Pension 9. 5 Sub-total 38. 3 Housing 8. 4 Indirect Other 6. 8 53. 5 15. 2 TOTAL PER FTE

Summary of the Breakdown of resources Clergy costs in percentage terms

Summary of the Breakdown of resources Clergy costs in percentage terms

Parish Share Scheme Main Components Component 2: - attendance factor taking account of the

Parish Share Scheme Main Components Component 2: - attendance factor taking account of the differing size of churches and their consequent ability and capacity to contribute towards Parish share (33%): The data used is adult Usual Sunday Attendance for the years 2013, 2014 and 2015. This data will be fixed for at least three years to give room for growth and stability.

Parish Share Scheme Main Components Component 3: - a social economic factor based on

Parish Share Scheme Main Components Component 3: - a social economic factor based on the new 2015 Indices of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) data with an adjustment for small and rural parishes. The IMD factor is applied to both the main components of the Parish Share formula based on the following ratios 67% on deployment costs 33% on attendance NB: A small and rural parish is - a congregation of less than 50 and population size of less than 1500.

Parish Share Scheme Other features Capping of parish share based on Total Unrestricted Income

Parish Share Scheme Other features Capping of parish share based on Total Unrestricted Income There a number of parishes where the share request in the past has been close to, or more than, 100% of the parish’s total income. This is totally unachievable and a disincentive to the parish. The new share system caps share to a maximum of 80% of Total Unrestricted Income as declared in 2015 accounts and formal parish returns.

Parish Share Scheme Other features Restrict level of increases & decreases To mitigate significant

Parish Share Scheme Other features Restrict level of increases & decreases To mitigate significant increases and smooth the effect of the new scheme it has been decided that any increase be limited to 15% from current share and any decrease be limited to 8%. This will give those churches facing significant increases an opportunity to develop their income to meet the additional request and come fully in line with the new system. The share increase of 15% would be inclusive of normal diocesan cost inflation and not in addition to it.

Our Diocese Do you know… How it is funded? How the money is used

Our Diocese Do you know… How it is funded? How the money is used across the Diocese? How many people we employ and train – here are some fact and figures?

Our Diocese Do you know… How the Diocese is funded? Property Grants 2% Income

Our Diocese Do you know… How the Diocese is funded? Property Grants 2% Income 3% Other Investments 3% 4% Fees 5% Church Commissioners 16% Parish Share 67%

Our Diocese Do you know… How the money is used across the Diocese?

Our Diocese Do you know… How the money is used across the Diocese?

Our Diocese Who we Fund and/or train Details Paid clergy including parish posts ,

Our Diocese Who we Fund and/or train Details Paid clergy including parish posts , curates and five archdeacons Numbers 320 Chaplaincies including higher education 5 Specialist lay advisers 18 Lay staff including administration of payroll, human resources, finance, housing, synodical government 69 Self – supporting clergy 92 Licenced Readers 274 Education team members 11

Our Diocese - Parish share Parish Share can be defined as The contribution requested

Our Diocese - Parish share Parish Share can be defined as The contribution requested from Parishes to support the Mission and Ministry of the Churches within our Diocese of Leeds.

Parish Share pays to support our clergy in their work We ask a great

Parish Share pays to support our clergy in their work We ask a great deal of our parish clergy – the biggest part of the costs of the diocese is in providing as many parish priests as we can, with their stipends, housing and pensions. Supporting Ministers/Readers - parish priests are supported by ordained and lay ministers who along with staff at Church House offer skills advice, training and hands-on expertise for parishes throughout the year.

The Bible and Parish Share The following biblical principles are offered to root our

The Bible and Parish Share The following biblical principles are offered to root our thinking about parish share: Giving with Grace Mutual Support We have more by sharing Dependence on God Your Share. Your Gift. Our Diocese.

Parish Share Difficulty paying? If you find that your parish cannot pay - either

Parish Share Difficulty paying? If you find that your parish cannot pay - either because you believe that you have been wrongly assessed or the increase requested is beyond your means then please contact your Area Dean who will discuss your situation with the Archdeacon. The Archdeacon will then contact the Finance Team/ Stewardship Funding & Development Team in the Leeds Office to offer help and support.

Parish Share Support Available The Finance Team & the Stewardship Funding and Development Team

Parish Share Support Available The Finance Team & the Stewardship Funding and Development Team based in Leeds can offer both one-to-one support and a range of tools to help parishes. If you wish to discuss what support might be best for you please contact the team: Shaun Birch Paul Winstanley Uell Kennedy Jo Beacroft-Mitchell 0113 353 0227 0113 353 0216 0113 353 0217 0113 353 0214 General enquires you can email: [email protected] anglican. org

Supporting Each Other Loving Thank you Living Learning

Supporting Each Other Loving Thank you Living Learning

Closing Prayer God of every time and place , You hold each moment and

Closing Prayer God of every time and place , You hold each moment and shape each day; By the gentleness of Your Spirit, transform us; With the gifts of Your Spirit, equip us, In the boldness of Your Spirit send us out To serve you and transform the world. In the name of Jesus Christ Our Lord Amen.