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Building friends: a toolkit for new friends’ groups

A friends’ group can help to give a church a life outside service times, turning it into a lively and vibrant community or arts venue by reaching out to people beyond the congregation.


Background information about the acoustics of your church, useful when considering the acoustic impact of changes to your building.

Advice on the production of conservators’ reports on church furnishings and works of art

The importance and complexity of historic furnishings and works of art in churches is reflected in the amount and type of information required in conservation reports. A conservation report is an essential tool in the management of cultural property as it informs the decision-making process for repairing and preserving objects. The report is also a permanent record, which should be kept in the church archive together with any relevant specialist and post-conservation reports, as it will inform the lifetime of the object and building.

Apply for DAC advice online

The online portal enabling you to apply for DAC advice is now live. Applying online via the portal gives you a guarantee that your case is “in the system” and it also makes it easier for the documents to be circulated to DAC members and other consultees, which should make for a quicker and smoother DAC process.

Archdeacon’s Parochial Visitation

This article describes the purpose of the archdeacon’s triennial parochial visitation, and contains details of relevant Canon law. Often, the visit is undertaken by the Area Dean, on behalf of the Archdeacon.

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