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The Diocesan Advisory Committee

The Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Care of Churches (the DAC) is a statutory body set up under The Care of Churches and Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure of 1991. 

Its membership consists of representatives of the clergy and laity and national heritage organisations together with architects and others with specialist knowledge relating to the care, history and artistic content of church buildings. 

The DAC draws on the expertise of a range of specialist consultants who all serve  in a voluntary capacity.

The DAC has the formal responsibility of advising the Chancellor of the Diocese on the Care of Churches and their furnishings, as well as churchyards. 

The work of the DAC is vital if the Church is to retain freedom to handle its own planning consents and so protect the role of churches as places used for worship.

Please note: Revised rules came into effect on 1st April 2020 for Faculty Jurisdiction and the online Faculty System. Read about the new rules here.

Important dates for 2021

Faculty application closing dates 2021

Fri, 15 January 2021

Fri, 5 March 2021

Tue, 28 April 2021

Fri, 2 July 2021

Wed, 25 August 2021

Fri, 29 October 2021

>> 2021 meeting dates (word format)

>> 2022 meeting dates (PDF format) 

DAC Committee Members

Revd Canon Matthew Barnes, Chairman
Revd Canon Peter Walley, Acting Archdeacon of Derby
Venerable Carol Coslett, Archdeacon of Chesterfield
Revd Peter Barham, clergy member
Mr Richard Brook, Conservation Architect
Dr Christopher Charlton OBE, Member nominated by English Heritage
Mr James Darwin, Amenities Societies Representative
Mrs Virginia Davis, lay member
Mr Alex Gilbert, Local Authorities Representative
Mr Simon Gratton, Conservation Architect
Revd Julian Hollywell, clergy member
Revd Canon Tony Kaunhoven, clergy member
Mr Richard Smith, Conservation Architect
Mr Richard Brook, Conservation Architect
Mr Nigel Sherratt, DAC Secretary
Mrs Kat Alldread, DAC Administrator


For advice or guidance, please contact:

Nigel Sherratt:  01332 388683

Kat Alldread: 01332 388657 (Mondays and Tuesdays only)


Submitting applications

All applications for works to churches can be made through the Online Faculty System


Additonal Matters Orders

The Faculty Jurisdiction Rules allow the Chancellor to make an order for items that are not listed in Lists A and B to be treated as such rather than needing a full faculty.

Links to the AMOs applicable to this diocese are given below.

>> Additional Matters Order - Telecoms [word doc]

>> Additional Matters Order - Vaccination Centres [PDF]

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