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DAC (Church Buildings)

by Helen Clemow last modified 26 Jul, 2021 03:42 PM

The Church Buildings Team work on behalf of the DAC (Diocesan Advisory Committee) to offer advice & support when you need to carry out works to your church or churchyard.

If you have any queries please email the Church Buildings Team   

News, Updates, Dates, links to advice and contacts.

Churchwardens National Facebook Group

There is now a Facebook page for Church of England Churchwardens, started and run by Churchwardens. It is not designed to replace Diocesan Registries, DACs or Archdeacons, but to be there 24 hours a day 7 days a week to be a forum for sharing ideas, advice and for getting support and with good moderation often pointing people back to their Archdeacon, Registry or DAC when they should be speaking to them. It is totally focused on being positive, supportive and motivational for Churchwardens.

Membership is open to all Churchwardens and when requesting membership the two following membership questions are asked: Are you a churchwarden? What Diocese/ Church do you serve in?


Contested Heritage

The Church Buildings Council has issued guidance that helps you to assess how, and to what extent, objects that may be symbols of injustice or sources of pain may impact on your ability to undertake activities in your church or cathedral. It helps you to work through different options that are available to address the contested nature of your heritage.

Covid-19 updates

The CBC maintains up-to-date guidance for incumbents, churchwardens and PCC members related to the Covid-19 pandemic, with numerous targeted advice notes on securing and caring for your church buildings during the pandemic.

Quinquennial Inspections and Diocesan Scheme review 2020

The  amendments made by the Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure 2019 to the Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction and Care of Churches Measure 2018 came into force in September 2020. 


Dates for 2021 DAC meetings

  • 29th January 2021 (Agenda Close 4th January)
  • 12th March 2021 (Agenda Close 12th February)
  • 14th May 2021 (Agenda Close 16th April)
  • 16th June 2021 (Agenda Close 1st June)
  • 16th July 2021 (Agenda Close 18th June)
  • 17th September 2021 (Agenda Close 20th August)
  • 22nd October 2021 (Agenda Close 24th September)
  • 19th November 2021 (Agenda Close 22nd October)


Online Faculty System

All Faculty, List B and List A applications are now made through the Online Faculty System.

If you are in any doubt please contact the Church Buildings Team who can help.

NB: applications will NOT be accepted by email - please use the link above. We'll answer queries as quickly as we can.


A small list of funding bodies with links to their website is available, this is not an exhaustive list nor it is a recommendation of applicability. Please see individual websites for more information.

Useful links & guidance


Staff contacts

Miriam Longfoot

Dan Crooke
Church Buildings Officer and DAC Secretary

07703 186693

(short bio here)

 Miriam Longfoot

Alex Weedon
Assistant Church Buildings Officer 

07469 855525 (Mon-Thu)


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