Diocesan Scheme for the Inspection of Churches - Quinquennials
The Diocesan Scheme for the Inspection of Churches was established by the Salisbury Diocesan Synod under the provisions of the Inspection of Churches Measure 1955 as amended by the Care of Churches and Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1991.
Inspections must only be undertaken by qualified architects or surveyors approved by the Diocesan Advisory Committee. The Archdeacons are responsible for administration of the Scheme within their own archdeaconries and the fee in respect of inspections is determined and paid by the Diocesan Board of Finance, on the advice of the Archdeacons.
Parishes will be notified by their area office when their church is due for an inspection. Parishes should contact their Area Office to discuss any matters relating to the inspection.
The DAC is responsible for maintaining the Diocesan List of Architects and Surveyors approved to carry out quinquennial inspections. Architects and surveyors wishing to apply for inclusion on the 'List' should contact its secretary for details and an application form by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or writing to us at:
Tel: 01722 438654
Fax: 01722 411990