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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

Member Role / Expertise
Mrs Annie Hampson OBE DAC Chair, Diocesan Synod member, planning legistation and church buildings
The Ven. Adam Atkinson Archdeacon of Charing Cross, ex officio member
Vacant Archdeacon of Hackney, ex officio member
The Ven. John Hawkins Archdeacon of Hampstead, ex officio member
The Ven. Luke Miller Archdeacon of London, ex officio member
The Ven. Richard Frank Archdeacon of Middlesex, ex officio member
The Ven. Catherine Pickford Archdeacon of Northolt, ex officio member
Dr Roger Bowdler Historic England nomination; expert knowledge of Monuments & Church buildings
Ms Julie Fleck OBE Access Specialist
Ms Rosie Fraser Knowledge of church communities and links with project structures
Mr Alan Frost Conservation Architect, Bells specialist, Lighting specialist
Dr Philippa Glanville OBE Formerly National Adviser of Metalwork (V&A) and member of the Cathedral Fabric Commission: church plate
Mrs Kathryn Harris Knowledge of the Church Community; Accredited Conservation Architect
The Rev’d Katherine Hedderly Clergy representative, understanding of sustainability and business plans
Mr Patrick Hegarty Landscape Specialist
Ms Sarah Khan Conservation Architect
Dr Mark Kirby Historic church furnishings specialist
Ms Laura Moffatt Expert of contemporary fine art and commissioning works of art
Mr John Norman Organ and acoustics specialist
Ms Becky Payne Open churches and community engagement specialist
Mr Kenneth Powell Expert of architectural history
Mr Mark Price Local authority representative
Mr Michael Royalton-Kisch Qualified and practicing surveyor
The Rev’d Jonathan Rust Surveying and parish development specialist
Mr Matthew Saunders MBE Joint National Amenity Society Committee Representative: Historian
Mr Alex Sherratt Architect, understanding of regeneration projects and community
Mr Robert Thorne Architectural history specialist; Planning
Mr Robert Whytehead Archaeological specialist

 

Resources

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The DAC Constitution  Download  
Additional Matters Order  Download  
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