Payroll Service

Many parishes and other Christian charities employ staff, either on a full-time or part-time basis. Whether it’s a full-time administrator or youth-worker, or someone who is paid to cut the grass in the churchyard, it’s important that the organisation has excellent employment practice. This not only ensures legal compliance but provides a good basis for individuals to contribute effectively to the church’s ministry.


As paying staff becomes more and more complex, the Birmingham Diocesan Board of Finance (BDBF) has taken the time to understand the specific needs of churches and Christian charities and provide a simple one-stop solution. You can be confident that your employees will be paid accurately and on time. We offer a payroll service designed specifically to support and strengthen churches and Christian charities in the ever-changing landscape of regulations. The BDBF have been providing this service for over 20 years and a key element of our role is to ensure it keep abreast of changes in processes and policies as they occur to give you as the Payroll Bureau User peace of mind.

Our experienced payroll team can take on new clients at short notice and offer a seamless transition. In addition to this we can assist new employers with PAYE registration with HMRC and can offer support on pension auto enrolment.

The Payroll Bureau Service is provided by the Parish Finance Services and Outsourcing team which are part of the wider BDBF Finance team, using cloud-based payroll software provided by our trusted partner Moorepay.

Key Objectives of the Payroll Bureau Service

To support the Payroll Bureau User (User):

  • Reduce the administrative burden of administrating an in-house payroll and pay staff accurately.
  • Provide a one-stop solution for payroll, HMRC and auto enrolment pensions
  • Discharge their statutory responsibilities as an employer.
  • Providing information that is in an accessible format

If you are interested in this service and would like to know more, please contact:

Lucy Pinnock, Finance Manager - Parish Services & Outsourcing
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Charlotte Williams, Payroll Bureau Team
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