The Diocese offer payroll services where parishes employ staff but are unable to offer a payroll service for their staff.

The staff are paid monthly and the parish is re-charged the pay and employers national insurance monthly – the DBF makes the payments of PAYE and National insurance to HMRC.

Any pension matters – where the employee is paid over £10,000 – are dealt with by the individual parish.

Please note that the Annual HMRC Employment Allowance of £4,000 cannot be claimed by an individual parish – this is only available if a parish does their own payroll.

For further information,please contact David Mason in the Diocesan Office on 01733 887022 or by email.


Employment Status for Tax Purposes: a short guide for PCCs - download to read.