Meeting dates and guidance notes

Meeting Dates & Deadlines; Links & Guidance Notes

Submissions should be made via the Online Faculty System, and must be received by 1pm on the last date for submission to allow time for processing.

Where an application is complete and submitted by the deadline, every endeavour is made to include it on the next DAC agenda. However, if further information is requested because an application is incomplete, and if this is submitted after the deadline, it may not be possible for the case to be discussed at the next meeting.

For further information, please contact:
Mrs Sarah Anderson
DAC Secretary
Tel: 01634 560000

To download 2019 dates as a PDF file please click here

Last dates for submission by PCCs

Details must be submitted by 1pm to allow time for processing.

Date of meeting

3 January 

24 January

5 February

26 February


No meeting in March

13 March

4 April

24 April

16 May

29 May

19 June

26 June

17 July


No meeting in August

14 August

4 September

25 September

17 October

23 October

14 November

20 November

12 December



The following websites have helpful information and guidance notes which you may find useful.
church insurance on Ecclesiastical’s Church Matters website.

Guidance Notes

Name Download
PDF Archaeology Policy 
PDF Architect , Surveyor Employing One
PDF Automatic Door Time Locks  - Ecclesiastical guidance
PDF Bats in Churches National England Guide
PDF Bells in Your Care May 2017
PDF Brasses Care of
PDF Burials headstone various types 
PDF Burials re-use of grave spaces 
PDF Carpets in churches
PDF Church Maintenance Calendar 
PDF Churchwardens' Advice note 
PDF Churchyard regulations (1981) 
PDF Churchyard Chancellor's memo (2007)
PDF Churchyards: English Churchyard Selection 
PDF Churchyards - extension of churchyard procedure
PDF Clocks, Auto winding (CCC) policy 
PDF Closure of Churchyards - Home Office Guidelines
PDF Closure of Churchyards- Diocesan Guidelines
PDF Conservation reports for monuments (CCC) guidelines
PDFCR1 headstone request form
PDF Churchyard preferred rules of Gardens of Remembrance
PDF Easy access to historic buildings English Heritage 
PDFEcclesiastical general risk assessment form
PDFEcclesiastical. Fire guidance note
PDFEcclesiastical. Health and safety policy with guidance notes
PDFEcclesiastical. Health and safety self-assessment form
PDFEcclesiastical. Health and Safety with risk assessment template
PDFEcclesiastical.Fire Risk Assessment template
PDFEcclesiastical.Food safety checklist.2016
PDFEcclesiastical.Terrorism Risk Assessment
PDF Electrical - Risk Assessment & Electrical Safety
PDF Faculties - How to Apply (2019)
PDF Faculties - Preparation of Documents
PDF Faculty Form 1A – Standard Information Form 2015
PDF Faculty Petition Form 3A – 2015
PDF Faculty Jurisdiction Rules 2015
PDF Faculty Jurisdiction Rules 2015 - Registrar’s memorandum
PDF Faculty rules: List A and List B
PDF Fire Risk Assessment Audit check list
PDF Flags - CBC guidance 2017
PDF Floors advice 
PDF Font and baptism policy
PDF Form for sale of Church Plate
PDF Grant Making Trusts 2014
PDF Headstone Request form CR1 
PDF Interior redecoration: mortars, plaster and wall coatings
PDF Lightning Protection  Historic England
PDF Lightning Protection Guidance updated 2014
PDF  Lightning protection – Guidance for architects and surveyors 2017
PDF Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme (VAT) June 2014
PDF Maintenance caring for God's acre 
PDF Maintenance old burial grounds 
PDF Making changes to a listed church
PDF Notice boards 
PDF Oil storage regulations 2002 
PDF Organs pipe and digital
PDF Seating in churches CBC guidance 2017
PDF Statement of Significance and Needs guidance 2014 
Word Statements of significance and need forms 2014 - short  
PDF Statement of Significance and Needs guidance Major projects 2014
Word Statements of significance and need forms 2014 - Major projects
PDF Telecoms Equipment – Historic England guidance 2017
PDF Trees advice
PDF Trees CBC Guidance 2016
PDF Trees CBC Summary guidance 2016
PDF Treasures CBC guidance on security
PDF Treasures CBC guidance 2016
PDF Turret Clock Keepers handbook
PDF War Memorials – Structural work – Historic England guidance 2017
PDF War Memorials – cleaning – Historic England guidance 2017
PDF Window Guards
PDF Windows guards 
PDF Windows photo record advice 


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