Minor works to churches
The 2015 Faculty Jurisdiction Rules are part of the faculty simplification process and introduced national minor works lists on 1 January 2016.
Some very minor works to churches can usually be carried out without any consents, subject to some standard conditions. These works are on List A, when undertaking works on this list it is good practice to notify your Archdeacon and to consult with your QI architect/surveyor. For more detail about works on List A, download the advice sheet from the foot of this page. Some guidance is also available on the Church Care website. If in doubt check with the Parish Property Support Team and the contact details are below.
Other minor works can usually be carried out without a faculty but with the written consent of the Archdeacon, subject to some standard conditions. These works are on List B and while they can be approved by the Archdeacon, s/he may need to consult with the DAC before giving consent, for this reason applications should be made to the Parish Property Support Team through the online portal and not directly to the Archdeacon. Some guidance on using the application portal is available.
When submitting an application for the Archdeacon’s consent you should include a PCC resolution and also detailed plans for the proposals. Most applications will not need a Statement of Significance but a short Statement of Need may help the Archdeacon understand the background to your application.
For more detail about works on List B, download the advice sheet from the foot of this page. Some guidance is also available on the Church Care website. If in doubt check with your Archdeacon or the Parish Property Support Team.
Parish Property Support Team
Head of Parish Property Support – Kevin Rogers – 020 7932 1230
Church Buildings Adviser – Vera Gkoufa – 020 3837 5055 (For all enquiries related to grant-funded repair projects and other conservation advice)
Church Buildings Adviser – Patrick Booth – 020 3837 5053 (For all enquiries relating to DAC casework and the online application process)