THE Bishop of Durham, the Rt Revd
Justin Welby, announced "a complete upending" of his diocese's
parish-share system last week.
Bishop Welby said: "Instead of setting
the budget, then sending out requests to parishes to contribute, we
will instead ask the deaneries collectively to decide what they can
pay, with each parish looking at its contribution. On the basis of
what is offered, the budget will be set."
He said that from 2025 the target
would be for the diocese to be fully self-sustaining.