PCCs are charities, and their members are Charity Trustees. In this section, we offer some resources to help PCCs and their members.
Those PCCs with annual incomes over £100,000 are required by law to register with the Charity Commission. Click here for full guidance on the process for registering your PCC if your income is above this threshold. For registered PCCs, we also offer guidance on when you should show your registered status, and the on-line process for submitting Annual Accounts and Returns. Registered charities will also need to report serious incidents to the Charity Commission.
We have produced a short booklet to introduce PCC members to their roles and responsibilities as Charity Trustees. This resource is currently only available as an online PDF which can be downloaded here.
You may also find helpful our short guide to what every PCC member needs to know about finance which has been produced in collaboration with Data Developments.
Forms for Electoral Rolls, Monthly Church Meetings and for Annual Church Meetings
Click here for the forms you need to revise your electoral roll and run the parish’s annual parochial church meeting.
Click here your monthly Parish Parochial Church meetings template. Please note the including of the agenda on this document is optional.
Click here to find out more about the documents which set out governance arrangements for PCCs.
Good Practice with Reserves & Restricted Funds
Click here to see guidance on managing risks – with checklists and examples.
FATCA – Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act
Click here for guidance on how to fill out forms your bank may send you.
Parish Property Transactions
If the parish is looking to acquire or dispose of property, new simplified regulations were approved by the Archbishops Council in September 2015 – see the new guidance on the Ecclesiastical Property Measure.
Frequently Asked Questions
Click here to see our page of FAQs about PCCs as Charities.