Statistics for mission & financial returns

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Your parish's annual Statistics and Finance returns are important documents.

Return of Parish Finance
Alongside your parish's attendance information, your financial return gives another window into your parish's health.  The information you collect on the Return of Parish Finance forms helps us to produce deanery, diocesan and demographic summaries, which give useful benchmarks  which you and your PCC can use to assess your parish's wellbeing.

Please submit your Return of Parish Finance form by the end of May each year.

Click here to download:
Completing your Statistics for Mission Form 2020

Making it easier to complete your form

We encourage you to submit your statistics online. It saves you time and money. You can do this at (Please DO NOT use the download form from the CofE page, please use the form in the blue box on the right as our diocese collects additional information).

If you used this last year you should be able to login with your existing username and password; you can also use your Online Service Register app username and password. If you need a username or password, or have forgotten yours, contact
The online returns site at also contains tools to help you explore how your attendance and income/expenditure have shifted over the last few years. 
You may wish to access the return via the new Church of England portal: . If you haven’t already registered on this site, click 'register for an account'. You will then be able to link the parish returns site to your portal area. You don’t have to do this but it will make things simpler for the future and it will enable you to access other useful resources such as our diocesan online directory.
Thank you for your time in completing this really important information. Your data is invaluable to the Church of England and Diocese of Liverpool. If you have any questions, email

You can also complete your Statistics for Mission return by using these forms

  1. Statistics for Mission (Word): Please fill in this form electronically and return it to
  2. Statistics for Mission (PDF): Please print this form, complete it by hand and post it to Central Services at St James' House.
Please note: Our diocese Statistics for Mission forms may contain some extra questions not included in the national Church of England online system. If this applies to your parish, we will contact your Statistics Administrator to ask for this additional information.

Making it easier

Effective records

Help and advice

For further advice and support contact

0151 705 2180

Completing your return and what you need to know

  1. The best way to submit data is at
  2. If you need a username and password, please contact
  3. We recommend you set up an account at

Stats for Mission forms to download