Diocesan Advisory Committee

The DAC is responsible for considering all applications for repairs, re-orderings or new works within churches of the diocese and is committed to enabling mission and outreach, whilst preserving the historic significance of these sacred places.

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DAC members

Vacant (Chairman)

Ms Liz Kitch (Secretary)

The Archdeacon of Oxford (The Ven Jonathan Chaffey)

The Archdeacon of Berkshire (The Ven Stephen Pullin)

The Archdeacon of Buckingham (Canon Guy Elsmore)

The Archdeacon of Dorchester (The Ven Judy French)

Charlotte Robinson (Architect)

Mr Bryan Martin RIBA (Conservation Architect)

Ms Geraldine O’Farrell C.Eng Appointed by BC - M&E Engineer (Senior Building Services Engineer, English Heritage)

Abigail Lloyd (National Amenity Societies’ Nominee (Architectural History))

Ms Joyce Christie (Conservation Architect)

Prof John Missenden (Engineer and all things practical!)

Mrs Helen Ensor (Architectural History)

Mr Peter Preston (Architect)

Mr James Mackintosh (Architect)

Mr Michael Holmes (Diocesan Synod)

DAC advisers

Art - Dr Matthew Craske

Bells - Mr Alan Frost

Bucks County - Mr Roger Evans

Clocks - Mr Rupert Griffin

Heating - Ms Geraldine O’Farrell

Needlework/textiles - Mrs Suellen Pedley

Organs - The Revd Roy Woodhams, Mr Barry Williams

Monuments and brasses - Vacant

20th-century art and architecture - Mrs Gillian Argyle

Stained glass - Ms Sarah Brown

Architecture - Richard Codd, Giles Pritchard (Pritchard Architecture), John Radice Architect

DAC meeting dates
Agenda close – 5pm
Meeting date
2 December 2022 16 January 2023
10 February 2023 13 March 2023
12 April 2023 15 May 2023
16 June 2023 17 July 2023
11 August 2023 11 September 2023
6 October 2023 13 November 2023
11 December 2023 15 January 2024

Please note: Submission by the agenda close does not ensure inclusion on the next agenda. Cases will only be placed on the agenda if all necessary documentation is available. Not all cases need to go to the full committee - your caseworker will let you know.

Please contact the DAC team as early as possible in the planning of your project to be advised of the timeline of obtaining permission.

DAC minutes

Here you can find the minutes of recent DAC meetings at which faculty casework is discussed. 

Please note, if your application relates to an instance of metal theft, valuable and vulnerable artefacts, or roof recovering, you will not find it in these publicly available minutes. Previous minutes are available on request at dac@oxford.anglican.org.

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