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Quinquennial Inspections

by Michael Ford last modified 04 Oct, 2019 04:18 PM

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.

Following retirement, resignation, dismissal or death of a qualified inspector, a new one, from the 'approved list' should be appointed within 6 months.

Parishes will be notified by the DAC office when their church is due for an inspection.  Parishes should contact this office to discuss any matters relating to the inspection.

The DAC is responsible for maintaining our Diocesan List of Architects and Surveyors.  Architects and surveyors wishing to apply for inclusion on the list should email

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