The role of the Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC) is to advise the Chancellor of the diocese, the parishes, the bishop and many others on matters relating to the granting of faculties, the use and care of churches and all ancillary matters relating to church buildings, their contents, and churchyards.
Guidance and support is offered to incumbents, churchwardens and their professional advisers on a wide range of topics including maintenance, the introduction of services and new facilities, furniture and soft furnishings, and improvements to the churchyard.
The committee has 14 members, plus the Chairman and Archdeacons as well as three co-opted members and an equal number of consultants who provide expert advice on a range of topics. Members, who are all volunteers, will have a knowledge of the history, development and use of church buildings, architecture and archaeology, a knowledge of liturgy and worship, and experience of the care of historic buildings and their contents.
The DAC meets on the first Monday of the month (except August) but this will be adjusted for Bank Holidays.
The deadline for applications to appear on the following month’s agenda is the 15th of the month.
The DAC Secretary is Mr Alan Simpson. He can be contacted on 0161 828 1419, Mobile: 07553 371162 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org