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.

In order to obtain initial advice from the DAC please contact dac@oxford.anglican.org

DAC members

Abigail Lloyd (Chair)

Liz Kitch (Secretary)

The Archdeacon of Oxford (The Ven Jonathan Chaffey)

The Archdeacon of Berkshire (The Ven Stephen Pullin)

The Archdeacon of Buckingham (The Ven Guy Elsmore)

The Archdeacon of Dorchester (The Ven David Tyler, Vice Chair)

The Revd Canon Dr Peter Groves (Theology & Doctrine)

The Revd Canon Valerie Plumb (Rural Ministry)

Charlotte Robinson (Architect)

Bryan Martin RIBA (Architect)

Geraldine O’Farrell (Senior Building Services Engineer, Historic England)

John Pritchard (National Amenity Societies’ Nominee - Victorian Ecclesiastical Architecture) 

Joyce Christie (Architect)

John Missenden (Diocesan Synod)

Helen Ensor (Architectural History)

Peter Preston (Architect)

James Mackintosh (Architect)

Michael Holmes (Diocesan Synod)

William Whyte (Architectural History)

Louise Durning (Architectural History)

Nicola Coldstream (Architectural History)

Nick Wright (Architectural History)

Freya Morris (Conservation)

Esther Robinson Wild (Archaeology)

Sarah Tattersall (Structural Engineering)

Margreet Armistead (Mission & Projects)

Deiniol Heywood (Mission & Projects)

DAC advisers

Archaeology - Julian Munby

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

Art -  Matthew Craske

Bells - Alan Frost

Clocks - Rupert Griffin

Ironwork -  Andy Thearle

Lighting -  Bruce Kirk

Masonry - Lynn Mathias

Monuments and brasses - Vacant

Needlework/textiles - Suellen Pedley

Organs -  Roy Woodhams, Barry Williams,  Philip Wharton

Paintings & Conservation -  Elizabeth Woolley, Rachel Arnold

Stained glass - Sarah Brown

Stone - Alex Wenham

Structural Engineering -  Mike Wilford, Jon Avent

Timber and Dendro -  Martin Bridge, Dan Miles


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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