Parishes are required by resolution to support the Episcopal Church in Connecticut in our common work in God’s mission or “Common Mission Support.” Common Mission Support is required to be a minimum of 10% of operating revenues (line B of the parish Parochial Report) from the trailing year (e.g., 2022 contributions should be at least 10% of the trailing financials in 2020 Line B revenues).
Contributions should be made in equal monthly payments sent to The Commons at 290 Pratt Street, Box 52, Meriden, CT 06450. Please make payments before the 15th of each month.
Common Mission Support Canonical Requirements
ECCT Canons related to Common Mission Support
CANON I -THE ORGANIZATION AND CONDUCT OF PARISHES, AND OF THEIR MEMBERS AND OFFICERS
Section 11. A) Diocesan leadership shall make available to the Parishes of our Diocese a system of support and accountability to encourage and enable the development of their life and ministry. Specific provisions shall be made to assist parishes unable to meet financial obligations. Such assistance may be in the form of financial subsidy included in the Budget of Convention, pastoral intervention or regional co-operative ministry teams that will work with Parishes whose contributions to the Budget of Convention fall below 10% of the Parish’s total operating revenues. Such Parishes shall work with Diocesan leadership within a system of accountability and support in close relationship with the Bishops’ Office with special emphasis on the development of their life and ministry.