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.
Monmouth DAC members
- The Ven Jonathan Williams, Archdeacon of Newport (Chair)
- The Ven Ambrose Mason, Archdeacon of Monmouth
- The Ven Sue Pennington, Archdeacon of Gwent Valleys
- Rev'd John Connell
- Rev'd Dean Aaron Roberts
- Mr Edward Holland
- Mr Michael Plageman
- Mr Steven Knott
- Mr Joseph Hotson (Local Authorities)
- Mr Ashley Rogers
- Mr Peter Webster
- Professor Ray Howell (Archaeology/Local History)
- Mr Andrew Bull (Bells Advisor)
- Ms Rachel Howells (Artefact Conservation Advisor)
- Mr Oliver Fairclough (Arts Advisor)
- Dr Emma Gibbins (Organs Advisor)
- Ms Judith Leigh (Stained Glass Advisor)
- Mr Jonathan Perons (DAC Secretary)
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.
For minutes from 2016 meetings, please contact the Care of Churches dept.