Episcopal Diocese of Western New York

Finance & Budget

budgetingThe Diocesan Budget is funded from three major sources.  The first, and largest, is the Full Share assessments from the congregations.  The other sources are the proceeds of endowments & other funds of the Diocese and payments from people attending things like Conventions, Youth Events, Prepared to Serve classes and Clergy events.

The Diocesan Council begins putting the budget together in May for the following year.

2017 Budget – Final
2017 Budget Narrative

2018 Budget – Approved by Convention
2018 Budget Narrative

Application for Funding in 2019 Budget


The Clergy Compensation Committee sets the Diocesan minimum salaries and supply rates for clergy.

2018 Clergy Compensation Guidelines & Supply Rates

2017 Report on Compensation of Clergy
Churches by Group 2017

Cost of Position Worksheet (updated 6/2017)

The current IRS mileage reimbursement rate is 54.5 cents per mile. (as of 1/1/18)

Sample Employee Handbook for Parishes
Employee Handbook Adoption form

Property Insurance Requirements for Parishes

2018 Full Share Calculations
Full Share Explained


2016 Audit Package

Every congregation in the Diocese is required to submit an annual audit or statement of review of their books by October 1.

2016 Audit Package – Memo to Parishes
2016 Audit Package – Committee/Professional Audit Table
2016 Audit Package – Audit Panel Notice
2016 Audit Package – Volunteer Information Sheet