Trusts and Parish Property
Financial, Land and Buildings
In the Diocese of Lincoln around 1500 ecclesiastical and charitable trusts and parish properties are vested in the Diocesan Board of Finance (DBF) as a Diocesan Authority Custodian Trustee.
For the great majority of these trusts the Parochial Church Council (PCC) or the Incumbent and Churchwardens of the parish concerned are the Managing Trustees and they are responsible for the day to day management of the trust affairs and property. However, by virtue of statutory provisions a PCC or Incumbent and Churchwardens may not hold or acquire an interest in land (other than a short lease) or any interest in personal property to be held as permanent trusts, such interest shall be vested in the Diocesan Authority.
General Administration and Management of the Money and Property Trusts - for further information, please click here General Administration
Acquisitions or disposals, sale or lease of property held under the provisions of the Parochial Church Councils (Powers) Measure 1956 - for further information, please click here Parochial Church Councils Powers Measure 1956
Sales or Leases of property held under the Incumbents and Churchwardens (Trusts) Measure 1964 or Specific Trust Deeds - for further information, please click here Incumbents and Churchwardens Trusts Measure 1964
Applications to the Charity Commission for Schemes or Orders - for further information, please click here Applications to Charity Commission
Vesting of New Trusts - for further information, please click here Vesting of New Trusts
Property Registration - for further information, please click here Property Registration