Online filing for the 2017 Parochial Report for all Episcopal Church congregations is active and user-friendly.
“The annual Parochial Report has traditionally played a major role as the Church plans its mission and ministry,” noted the Rev. Canon Dr. Michael Barlowe, Executive Officer of General Convention.
Barlowe pointed out that by now all congregations should have received the 2017 Parochial Report Mailing. The Parochial report mailing included an explanatory letter along with the congregation’s Unique Episcopal Identifier (UEID) and Personal Information Number (PIN).
Congregations unable to file online can utilize a printable form, available on the websitehere.
The canonical deadline for the 2017 Parochial Report to the Executive Office of the General Convention is May 1.
Congregations that did not receive the 2017 Parochial Report mailing should immediately contact their dioceses or Iris DiLeonardo, Data and Research Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 212-716-6159.
Instructions and workbooks are available here.
“I am grateful for the considerable effort clergy and congregational leadership put into the careful preparation of the Parochial Report,” Barlowe added.
The Parochial Report is the oldest, continuous gathering of data by the Episcopal Church. By tradition and canon, the reporting requirements are developed by the House of Deputies’ Committee on the State of the Church, using a form approved by the church’s Executive Council. Seen as an annual rite of passage throughout the Episcopal Church, and overseen by the Executive Officer of General Convention, the Parochial Report touches every congregation of the church. Together with other data, including that of the Recorder of Ordinations and the Registrar of General Convention, the Parochial Report provides an insight to the state of the church.