The Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Care of Churches (or DAC) exists to enable parishes to care for and develop their church buildings.
The DAC’s primary function is to provide informal advice to parishes and make formal recommendations to the Chancellor about faculty applications.
Members of the DAC have a wide range of knowledge in a variety of specialist fields including church architecture, bells, furnishings, art, archaeology, heating, furniture, stained glass, etc. As a body it makes recommendations to the Chancellor on faculty applications. The Committee includes clergy, architects and a range of other specialists in the maintenance and development of church buildings.
As well as reviewing applications, the DAC may occasionally visit a particular church. This helps it understand complex or unusual proposals, and allows for informal discussion with the parish at an early stage. This often helps the parish to develop a scheme in line with best practice and avoid unnecessary expense.
2 April 2020 In: DAC
The Chancellor has issued advice on the display of public notices in relation to Faculties ... Read more
17 Feb. 2017 In: DAC
The Church Regulations 2016 (amended August 2019) apply generally to all churchyards in the diocese ... Read more
13 Oct. 2016 In: DAC
A flowchart outlining when a Faculty is required. Read more