Diocesan Advisory Committee

Each Diocese has a Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC) which advises the Chancellor upon Faculty applications.

The DAC includes members with expertise in particular areas relating to church buildings, such as architecture, organs, archaeology, etc. The DAC’s main role is in advising the Chancellor of the Diocese in connection with applications for Faculties to authorise the carrying out of works to churches and churchyards.

However, the DAC is always willing to give advice to parishes prior to their making applications for Faculties.


Regular Members

The Ven Jonathan The Archdeacon of Newport (Chair)

The Archdeacon of Monmouth

Edward Holland

Judith Leigh (Amenity Societies)

Revd Robert Lindsay

Amy Longford (Local Authorities)

Richard Spencer Dean

Ashley Rogers

The Very Revd Lister Tonge (Liturgical Advisor)

Robert Wall (CADW)

Dr Peter Webster (Archaeology)

Specialist Advisors

Andrew Bull (Bells Advisor)

Peter Hindmarsh (Organ Advisor)

Rachel Howells (Artefact Conservation Advisor)

Rhodri Dean (Access Advisor)


The fully-completed Faculty form together with PCC Resolution, copy Form 2 and all supporting documentation must be with the Care of Churches department at the Diocesan Office 9 working days before the date of the DAC meeting.

All 2016 meeting dates, site visit dates and the deadlines for the paperwork can be downloaded here or contact the Diocesan Office for more information on 01633 267490.

Please make sure that full specifications of work are supplied together with supporting plans (A3 is the largest size we can photocopy) and photographs (preferably digital).  Incomplete information may mean that consideration of your application has to be adjourned to the next meeting.

Note that the final decision on any faculty application rests with the Chancellor of the Diocese, Mr Mark Powell QC.  It is the Chancellor alone who may grant a faculty – the DAC may only recommend a proposal.

Please click here for minutes of the latest DAC meeting.

Minutes 01/06/17

Minutes 01/05/17

For minutes from 2016 meetings, please contact the Care of Churches dept