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Charity regulation

This page provides background information about our approach to charity regulation and registration.  If you need advice or documents to help your parish in this area, please visit the Charity Registration, Governance & Trusteeship section of Parish Resources.

All parishes in Northern Ireland are registered with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland (CCNI).  In the Republic of Ireland, the Charities Regulator has acknowledged the central list of charities compiled by the Church of Ireland in advance of a similar managed registration process for Church of Ireland bodies.

Church of Ireland bodies, including local trustees of parish assets, may find they have questions relating to the registration process or other aspects of charity status. These may be directed to charityreg@rcbcoi.org

Some additional useful information can be found via the following links:


Charity Commission for Northern Ireland

Charities Regulator (Republic of Ireland)

Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action

Charity Commission for England and Wales

Data Developments (accounting software suppliers for churches and charities)

Omega Church (church management software by GCD Technologies Ltd)



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