DAC Guidance notes

All applications for works to churches can be made through the online faculty system.

Registering with the online faculty system (OFS):

It is recommended that each parish nominates at least two people who will register their church onto the system and administer faculty applications on behalf of the PCC.

All requests to register will have to be approved by the DAC secretary to ensure only those who have a right to use the system can do so.

Nominees could be one of the clergy and a churchwarden, the church treasurer, PCC member or parish secretary/administrator. 

The OFS can be accessed by going to the following link.


Please click on "Register" at the top of the home page and complete your details and submit.

The DAC office will then recieve an email and one of us has to 'approve' your registration.

Please note that when you register there is one tab saying 'identity', into which you write contact details and another labelled 'profile'.

On the profile section please write/select the church for which you are representing - otherwise even if you are approved you will not be able to start an application.

Anyone experiencing difficulties with their online application should contact the DAC office.

Kat Alldread (DAC Secretary) can be contacted by email: DAC@derby.anglican.org 

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Information on looking after, changing and developing your church

Churchcare provides a series of guidance notes relating to the care, use and development of church buildings. They they can be accessed here.

The Church of England has produced detailed guidance and a series of webinars to support the Church's effort to achieve the target of 'net zero carbon' emissions, including information on heating, lighting, maintenance and funding. Details of planned webinars and recordings of past webinars can be accessed here.

Changes to the faculty rules to move towards net zero carbon will come into effect in July 2022. A briefing note regarding the changes has been prepared.


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Application for Memorial in a Diocese of Derby Churchyard

The form below is for all churchyard memorial applications, those which can be approved by Incumbents, Rural Deans and Archdeacons and, when the request falls outside their delegated authority, as the petition to the Chancellor for a faculty.

>> Diocese of Derby Churchyard Memorial Application Form (Nov 2022) [PDF]

>> Diocese of Derby Churchyard Regulations 2021 [PDF]

More details on churchyards can be found on this page.


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