Every year your church is asked to complete returns about membership, attendance, church finances and energy footprint, and to answer questions on the Archdeacons’ Articles of Enquiry.
Every year, the national team take your data and produce dashboards for mission and finance which are there to help you answer important questions about your parish or benefice: who lives here, who comes to church and who are we missing or not meeting?
The dashboard gives an important snapshot and so can inform your mission and outreach opportunities. This enables church growth.
Please complete your return online using the Church of England’s Online Parish Returns System. You can also look at your own data and dashboards on the System.
If you encounter technical issues with the website, you can contact the National Church's Statistics Unit via email and they will be able to assist with these problems.