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cla_homepage_04Through an agency agreement with the Copyright Licensing Agency* (CLA), CCLI offers a licence which permits churches to photocopy from non-music publications.

With the CLA Church Licence you can photocopy:

NB: Some publications include permission to photocopy in the purchase price. Always check the copyright information printed in the material you use for clarification.


The CLA Church Licence doesn’t cover every publication. Check CLA’s excluded works list for details.


Under the CLA Church Licence Terms of Agreement it is necessary to report the copies you have made under this licence. We recommend you do this on a regular basis, ideally whenever you make a copy.

You may find it helpful to keep a prompt sheet next to the copier to remind those using it to note the details of what they copy. Why not download and print our ready-made prompt sheet which you can fix to your copier and will help you keep track?

Licence Fees

The annual cost of the CLA Church Licence is based on the average aggregate attendance at your main service. If you’re already a CCLI licence holder, we’ll calculate the fee pro-rata to the expiry date of your existing licence(s). Contact us for details.

Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) Church Licence
Attendance Category Licence Fee
1 - 14 AH £24.07
15 - 49 A £36.17
50 - 99 B £63.38
100 - 249 C £103.70
250 - 499 D £144.04
500 - 999 E £188.38
1000 - 1499 F £231.73
1500 - 2999 G £286.16
3000 - 4999 H £364.79
5000 - 9999 I £496.82

Terms of Agreement apply.


Further Information

Fact File: Photocopying

This printable PDF covers the copyright implications of photocopying in churches.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs about photocopying in church


*The Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) is jointly owned by the Authors Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) and the Publishers Licensing Society (PLS). We recommend that authors and publishers also sign up with these organisations to ensure that you are fully covered in the UK collective licensing scheme. For more information, visit and