Charity Commission Plans to Start Registration Process for Churches

Charity Commission Plans to Start Registration Process for Churches

The Charity Commission is working with the Church of England on plans to register 35,000 church charities over the next decade.

Church charities currently have “excepted” status, which means that although they are regulated by the Commission they do not appear on the register. Plans to bring churches onto the Register of Charities have been delayed a number of times, but the Commission’s business plan for 2021-22, published earlier this year, sets out plans to begin the process.

The plan said: “We will also begin preparations for an expanded Register, working with the Church of England to pilot and manage the receipt of applications from cathedrals applying for charitable status and then up to 35,000 excepted church charities over the next decade.”

To read the full Charity Civil Society article click here.

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