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Care of Churches

*Please see the latest notes and guidance relating to Covid-19 under the Churches section*

Care of Churches incorporates the work of the DAC (Diocesan Advisory Committee), Mapping services with GIS (Geographic Information Service) and the Southwell & Nottingham Church History Project.  The Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Care of Churches is a statutory body established by enactment by Parliament of variously dated and revised Faculty Jurisdiction Measures & Rules. The DAC operates within a Constitution approved by Diocesan Synod in accordance with the above legislation.

The DAC acts as an advisory body on matters affecting places of worship and, in particular to give advice on the:

  • grant of faculties
  • architecture, archaeology, art and history
  • use, care, planning, design and redundancy
  • use and care of contents
  • use and care of churchyards and burial grounds
  • disabilities discrimination, health & safety and security
  • environmental factors and energy conservation

The Committee and Officers have to review and assess the degree of risk to materials, or loss of archaeological or historical remains or records, arising from any proposals relating to the conservation, repair, alteration or contents of places of worship, churchyards and burial grounds. They operate from a mission-centred perspective. It is the role of the Care of Churches Department with the help of DAC members & advisers, to take action to encourage the care and appreciation of churches & churchyards and contents and for that purpose to publicise methods of conservation, repair, construction, adaptation and redevelopment.

Contact: DAC Secretary, Jonathan Pickett Tel: 01636 817210  email:

For 2021 DAC dates and deadlines see the 2021 Annual Letter

To make an application for works to your church building or churchyard please use the Online Faculty System

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