Common Fund

The work of the Diocese throughout all of its parishes and congregations is funded in a variety of ways. The video below, made in conjunction with Bristol Diocese, explains where the funding comes from and how it is spent.


The majority of the income of the Diocese of Exeter comes from the generosity of congregations through the Common Fund. This co-operation allows for the Diocese truly to be the Church of England in Devon, all of Devon. Please see our Common Fund booklet.

The Common Fund contributes to the costs of our stipendiary clergy, including stipends, pensions, housing and training.  The £10 note graphic 2016 gives a simple illustration of diocesan income and expenditure.

To understand more of the detail for 2015, view the Budget 2016

Common Fund December 2017

Common Fund 2018 – Requests by deanery

Participant Number Assessments

Participants 2011-2016 by Deanery – updated Oct 16

Common Fund 2017: Letter to Parishes – Participant Numbers – May 2017

Common Fund 2017: Participant form

Common Fund 2018: Basis of assessment


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