Parochial Fees to PCC – proposed changes

The General Synod of the Church of England will next meet in London on 13-15 November 2023, and included within the contingency business[*] is a Diocesan Synod Motion from London to move:

“‘That this Synod request the Archbishops’ Council to lay a draft order before the Synod to amend the Parochial Fees and Scheduled Matters Amending Order 2019 so that a fee payable to the parochial church council is prescribed in respect of funeral services that take place at crematoria and cemeteries to reflect the contribution made by parishes in support of such services.”

This motion concerns the apportionment of Parochial Fees rather than the fees themselves, and details are given in papers GS 2331A and GS 2331B.

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