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The Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Care of Churches

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The Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Care of Churches (DAC) exists to advise parishes and others on church buildings and works to them, ranging from a major extension to the installation of a new light fitting, reordering the church interior or repairing the roof. This includes advice to the Chancellor on granting permissions through the faculty system.

The DAC can offer expert advice to parishes on clocks, bells, organs, historic buildings, art, architecture, archaeology, furniture and plate.

As well as being involved in the Faculty process, the DAC advises on proposals for the redundancy of churches and helps in the appointment of Quinquennial Inspectors.

DAC Committee members have experience relating to various aspects of church buildings. Committee members include clergy, architects and furniture experts. The Chair is Mrs Annie Hampson OBE.

DAC Members 1 August 2019 to 31 July 2025

MemberRole / Expertise
Mrs W Annie B Hampson OBE; BA(Hons), DipTP, MRTPIDAC Chair, Diocesan Synod member, Planning, legislation and church buildings
The Ven Stephan J WelchArchdeacon of Middlesex member ex officio
The Ven Luke MillerArchdeacon of London member ex officio
The Ven Duncan GreenArchdeacon of Northolt member ex officio
The Ven John HawkinsArchdeacon of Hampstead member ex officio
The Ven Elizabeth AdekunleArchdeacon of Hackney member ex officio
Mr Michael Royalton Kisch, RICSDAC member – Statutory, Elected member Diocesan Synod, Qualified and practicing surveyor
Dr Roger BowdlerHistoric England nomination; expert knowledge of Monuments & Church buildings
Mr Mark Price
Brent Conservation Officer
Local Authority representative; Planning
Mr Matthew Saunders MBEJoint National Amenity Society Committee Representative: Historian
Mr Alan J Frost, LVO AADip DCHM RIBA, AABC RMaPSConservation Architect; Bells specialist, Lighting specialist
Mrs Kathryn HarrisKnowledge of the Church Community; Accredited Conservation Architect
Ms Sarah KhanConservation Architect and understanding
The Revd Jonathan Rust, RICSSurveying and parish development specialist;
Mr Alex SherrattArchitect, understanding of regeneration projects and community
Canon Katherine HedderlyClergy representative, understanding of sustainability and business plans
Dr Mark Kirby, FRSAHistoric church furnishings specialist
Ms Rosie FraserKnowledge of church communities and links with project structures
Mrs Philippa Glanville OBE, FSAFormerly National Adviser on Metalwork (V&A) & member of the Cathedral Fabric Commission; Church plate
Ms Laura Moffatt, BA, MA, Dip TheologyExpert of contemporary fine art and commissioning works of art
Mr H John Norman, BSc FISOB, Hon FIMITOrgan & Acoustics specialist
Ms Becky PayneOpen churches & community engagement specialist
Mr Kenneth Powell, Hon FRIBAExpert of architectural history
Mr Robert Thorne, FSAArchitectural history specialist; Planning
Mr Robert L Whytehead, MIFAArchaeological specialist

 

Resources

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The DAC Constitution  Download  
Additional Matters Order  Download  
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