When a church is a registered as a charity they need to file their annual report and accounts. Guidance about the format for these documents can be found in the following leaflets:
F02 Guidelines on Charity Accounts with income under £250,000
F03 Guidelines on Charity Accounts with income over £250,000
We have leaflets which explain how churches can demonstrate that they offer a public benefit, and for churches thinking of changing the name of their church. This is also relevant to churches which are not yet Registered Charities:
C09 Registered Charities and Public Benefit
C10 Churches and Change of Name
You can find leaflets on these topics through the links on this page, through the website search facility, or by clicking on the ‘Resource Library’ tab at the top of every page.