Our church buildings are part of the national heritage of Wales. In the Diocese are many very fine examples of churches that were built in the different architectural styles of the last thousand years.
In many senses the Church in Wales is custodian of a significant part of the nation’s architectural treasures, and so has a legal responsibility to ensure that any repairs and alterations are carried out in an appropriate and sympathetic manner.
The main agent of the Church’s internal control system is the DIOCESAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE (DAC) which makes recommendations to the Diocesan Chancellor about applications from parishes to undertake work on their churches. It is the Chancellor who makes the decision as to whether the work can be permitted.
The Diocese also has the CHURCHES AND PASTORAL COMMITTEE (CPC), which is able to make grants of up to £1000 for repairs to unlisted church buildings.
(For information on Parsonages, click here.)