Guildford Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Care of Churches and Churchyards
Wendy Harris, DAC Secretary
Tel: 01483 790313
The Diocesan Advisory Committee is here to help parishes to manage any kind of change to their church buildings – be it repairs, reordering or even extensions; and to advise the Chancellor as he makes decisions about granting faculties to allow such works to proceed. This is a legal requirement as our churches are subject to Faculty Jurisdiction (the ecclesiastical equivalent of planning consent) and many of them are listed.
The Committee is made up of both clergy and lay people and can offer specialist advice on a wide range of topics including archaeology, bells, clocks, lighting, organs, stained glass, heating, reorderings etc. – as well as the conservation of our rich store of historic buildings. All of this time and expertise is given freely. Importantly, the Committee is mindful of the need to assist the real work of parishes in their communities. All deliberations are, therefore, undertaken prayerfully and with the aim of balancing care and conservation with enabling worship and mission.
The DAC Secretary is always happy to be contacted informally for advice or information and should always be consulted at an early stage when any work is being considered.
DAC Meeting Dates 2013
DAC Site Visits Dates 2013
Click here for an application form (CR1) to an incumbent for permission to introduce a monument into a churchyard.
(Please note that this form has two pages)
Chancellor's Guidance on matters not requiring a faculty (de minimis)
Quinquennial Inspections - Guidance Notes
Diocesan Scheme for the Inspection of Churches
Form 16 – Faculty application form for work to trees in Churchyards
Chancellor's Guidance on Trees in Churchyards
Guide to faculty applications
Guide to faculty applications for larger projects
Simple guidance on Statements of Need
Simple guidance on Statements of Significance
Chancel Repair Liability
Diocesan Registry: Website
For details of the Diocesan Registry, click here
For details of Parochial Fees, click here
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