The Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC) advises on applications for faculties and List B works. They meet every other month to discuss major schemes of work. We encourage you to use our online application system.

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.


Lists A and B have changed – find the new lists, effective 1st April 2020 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.

About the DAC

DAC Meeting Dates 2020

Agenda close – 5PMMeeting date
13 December13 January
7 February9 March
10 April11 May
19 June20 July
14 August14 September
9 October9 November
4 December11 January 21
    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.




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)

Staff / Contacts