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Hassle-free payroll services for your employees

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We'll work alongside you, giving you confidence you're on the right path

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We will administer your payroll so you can focus on your mission

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We've been helping further Christian causes for over 100 years

Payroll Bureau

For churches and Christian organisations

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If you're looking for payroll services for your church or charity, our payroll team are here to support you. More than just payroll, we've worked with Christian organisations for over 100 years, and know the nuances and issues that can impact you and your staff.

Delivered by an award-winning team of Christian professionals, our unique service is designed to meet your priorities. Together, we'll ensure your team are provided with the highest service.

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Holistic service

Stewardship's payroll services include monthly reports, online payslips, P60s and P45s for all employees, reporting to HMRC, paying employees and HMRC directly, speaking with HMRC on your behalf, and offering pensions support.

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The Christian payroll bureau

As well as the day-to-day running of your payroll, we can help with the nuances of ministry, for example Sabbaticals and Manses. We can process accommodation and pay during sabbaticals and offer support and guidance in dealing with pension auto enrolment matters.

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Hassle-free payroll

We'll take care of the whole process, freeing you up to focus on other things. Online payslips and P60s are provided directly to your employees, and we'll co-ordinate all the payments and upload all the reporting straight to HMRC.

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Here to support you

We provide support when you need it, so you can be confident in your decisions and have a clear financial vision.

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Secure and compliant

We'll ensure your payrolls are always updated and procedures comply with the most up-to-date legislation and regulations, giving you total assurance that it's all in hand.

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Expert team

Our expert team are trained with the Charted Institute of Payroll Professionals. We are all up to date with the latest legislation and regulations so you can have full confidence in your payroll solution.

Our Fees

Stewardship is a not-for-profit organisation and our costs are always kept as low as possible. Any surplus is reinvested into supporting charitable activities such as training, events and resources.

View Payroll Bureau Fees Terms of use
  • One-off Set Up Fee

  • Fixed Monthly Fee Based On Number of Employees

  • Opt-in Fees For Additional Support With Pensions

Frequently Asked Questions


If you are a registered Christian charity or church we can help. If you are unsure about your eligibility, please contact our team and we'll talk you through it.


Fill in the application form and provide some details of your current church/charity, as well as nominate at least two nominated payroll contacts who'll be our point of contact. If you have an existing payroll service we'll just require copies of your employees P11, their last pay slips and any pension details. We'll get the rest set up for you, sending your Service Guide that defines the details of your payroll service.


You'll need to provide Stewardship with clear instructions about the payroll on a monthly basis by the deadline date; to make sure there are sufficient funds in the client account each month; and to advise us of any changes to the payroll contacts. The client is also responsible for communicating any payroll issues to their employees. A detailed list of client responsibilities is available in our service guide.


Each month we have a payroll deadline date (full list of dates provided in our service guide). You'll send us details of new employees, leavers or any changes by this date. (Changes made after this date can be made, but may incur an additional fee for reprocessing the payroll.)

Around the middle of each month, you will receive a Direct Debit letter via post, along with a payroll report showing the month's calculations. The letter will indicate the total amount we will debit from your account and the report will show a breakdown of your employees’ payroll. You can also view a copy of all payslips online. We recommend you look over these reports and let us know if there should be any changes made. You will have seven days before the actual Direct Debit goes through the bank.

Once the Direct Debit has been collected from you, we will pay employees directly and make sure that the PAYE due is paid to HMRC on time.


All employees will receive pay directly into their account on the last working day of each month.


Stewardship operates an online payslip system. All payslips are uploaded onto a secure website. The employer will have access to the payroll portal and will be able to view all payslips, usually one week before payday. Each employee will be able to view their own payslip, and can also view payslips from previous months.

Get in touch

Our team are always happy to hear from you and to answer any questions that you might have

Please note, we can only speak to employers about their payroll account. If you are an employee of a charity, please contact your employer


T: 020 8418 8181

E: [email protected]


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