In this section you will find resources and materials relating to the care and maintenance of Church Buildings, applying for faculties and meetings of the Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC). You can also download the latest copies of the DAC Agenda.
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The DAC Department is always willing to offer support and guidance on any queries or concerns you may have and provide an insight into the process and requirements of applying for permissions.
This advice can be by email, phone or face to face. If you would like to meet in person the DAC runs drop-In sessions please get in touch for further details.
A flow chart providing further information on list B permissions can be found here:
Net Zero by 2030
As part of the Church of England’s commitment to achieving Net Zero by 2030 the following document has been provided to encourage parishes to look at what can be done to their church buildings and what they can do to help. We encourage early engagement with the DAC staff team, to have a discussion or to assist you in this.
In addition to our Diocesan Environment document the Church Buildings Council also have various helpful and informative links to further information and guidance that can be found on their website, please see below some links to helpful information:
A general main page on net zero carbon for your church including various pieces of information and other links can be found here: https://www.churchofengland.org/resources/churchcare/net-zero-carbon-church
Some general guidance and helpful information from the Church Buildings Council on how to heat your church in an appropriate and suitable way can be found here: https://www.churchofengland.org/resources/churchcare/advice-and-guidance-church-buildings/heating#na
A document detailing the Church Buildings Council’s practical path to net zero carbon can be found here: https://www.churchofengland.org/resources/churchcare/net-zero-carbon-church/practical-path-net-zero-carbon-churches
The Church Buildings Council regularly hold webinars on various topics, a link to past and future topics can be found here: https://www.churchofengland.org/about/environment-and-climate-change/webinars-getting-net-zero-carbon#na
Online Faculty System
Please see below for a mandatory form to be completed and attached to every faculty application made through the Online Faculty System.
Inspecting Architect Consultation Document