The Church Buildings Team are able to offer advice and support when you need to carry out works to your church or churchyard.

We are in the process of updating our webpage to provide lots of resources and information. In the meantime, you can contact the team by emailing or calling 01865 208229. Please contact the DAC team at an early stage, especially if you are considering a major project.

Further advice and information about the DAC and the faculty application system can be found below.

View public notices for major works.

Lists A and B have changed

Find the new lists here.

Guidance notes can be found here.

IMPORTANT – The process for Quinquennial Inspections has changed

Read more about these changes and access the guidance notes and related documents here.

Faculty Jurisdiction Consultation – now closed

You can read the response submitted by the Oxford DAC here.

DAC Meeting Dates 2021

Agenda close – 5PM
Meeting date
9 April 202110 May 2021
18 June 202119 July 2021
13 August 202113 September 2021
8 October 20218 November 2021
    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. Please contact the DAC team as early as possible in the planning of your project to be advised of the timeline of obtaining permission.
Monuments at Risk Register

If you know about a churchyard monument that is at risk of deterioration or collapse, please fill out this form and a member of the DAC team will be in touch shortly.

Case studies
Conferences and Workshops (talks and slides)
  • Architects and Surveyor’s Conference
    • George Edmund Street in the Oxford Diocese (Richard Peats, Historic England Inspector)
    • Working with Environmental Protective Glazing : An introduction to its use, benefits and technical aspects to consider (Sarah Brown, University of York & The York Glaziers Trust)
    • The Faculty Jurisdiction – the basics, the role of the professional advisor, and up coming changes. (Darren Oliver, Diocesan Registrar)
  • Metal Theft Prevention and Survival Workshop
    • Theft of Metal : Insurance Claims Procesing and Parish Support (Derek Stancombe, Church Insurance Consultant, Ecclesiastical Insurance)
    • Drivers of Theft and Managing Risk (Kevin Thomas, Ecclesiastical Insurance Group)
    • Choosing a Roof Alarm (Jennie Schillig- DAC)
    • The Permission Process and Policy Guidance (Sophie Hammond, DAC)
    • Assessment Criteria for Roof Replacement in Alternative Materials (Richard Peats, Historic England)
    • Re-roofing case studies: Benefits of Lead; Pros and Cons of Alternative Roofing Materials (Bryan Martin, Architect, DAC member and Conservation Officer)