Statistics for Mission

Return of Parish Finance

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

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.

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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 purple 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

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.

Help and advice

For further advice and support contact
0151 705 2180

Completing your return and what you need to know

The best way to submit data is at

If you need a username and password, please contact

We recommend you set up an account at

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