All congregations in the Episcopal Church are canonically required to complete and submit the Parochial Report annually. Data derived from the Parochial Report is used by the Episcopal Church Research Office, dioceses, congregations, and the House of Deputies Committee on the State of the Church to track attendance, trends, membership and other critical information for the purpose of planning mission strategy. We at Church House would like to use the data to provide information about a congregation’s finances and membership over a given time period and what the trends may mean for the future.
Forms for the Episcopal Church Parochial Report are available here.
Also available on the web are general instructions for completing the Parochial Report forms as well as line-by-line details listed in the workbooks.
All forms are available in English, Spanish and French.
In December, the Office of General Convention will issue a filing packet to all congregations and dioceses with filing commencing on January 4, 2012.
To file online, visit http://pr.dfms.org/ and enter the userid and PIN that was issued for your congregation. In case you forgot your PIN or you need any assistance completing the form, please contact Doug Horner at (215) 627-6434 x145 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that parochial reports should be submitted on or before March 1 of each year.
NATIONAL CHURCH OFFICE
If you have a question to address to the National Church please contact them at email@example.com.