DAC and Faculties
The faculty system
Before making any changes or repairs to your church building check whether permission is required. You can do this via the Online Faculty System (OFS). Here's a short video about the process:
The OFS has three options:
List A applications will cover routine maintenance or minor like-for-like repairs and require no formal permission to proceed, although both the DAC Secretary and the Diocesan Registrar are notified.
List B applications will cover straightforward works (e.g. replacing an existing boiler) that have little or no impact on the historic fabric of the church or churchyard. They are reviewed by a DAC member and require the permission of the Diocesan Registrar before they can proceed.
Full faculty applications go to a DAC meeting when the application will be discussed and commented on. If your church is a listed building the relevant Local Authority and the Amenity Societies are also consulted. Following the DAC meeting, the application moves to the Registrar for the next stage who in turn will submit to the Chancellor for a final decision, all via the OFS.
You will need to register on the system in order to apply for a faculty. https://churchheritagecymru.org.uk/Secure/Register.aspx
Make sure you've uploaded all the necessary information - there's a check list here Supporting Documentation for Faculty Applications.docx
A PCC Resolution supporting the faculty application will be needed.
- Parishes have options of either submitting a full set of PCC Minutes or the relevant extract in support of a faculty application.
- In either case the Minutes must be signed, and must also refer to the fact that a resolution to apply for a faculty was put to the PCC and passed. It is not sufficient for the PCC just to have discussed the need for a faculty.
- Upload the PCC Resolution to the ‘Supporting Documents’ section of the application.
If you are still unsure of anything or need help with the application then please contact Clare Jenkins, our Church Buildings Administrator. Clare is first point of contact for advice on faculties, and can help you draft Statements of Significance and Need for your church.
01656 868854 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The DAC (Diocesan Advisory Committee)
Each diocese has a Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC), which advises the Chancellor of the Diocese on faculty applications. The DAC includes members with expertise in particular areas relating to church buildings, such as architecture, organs, archaeology, etc. The DAC is always willing to give advice to parishes prior to their making applications for a faculty.
LLANDAFF DAC MEMBERS
- Mr Matthew Williams FSA (Chair)
- The Archdeacon of Llandaff
- The Archdeacon of Margam
- Ms Tracey Connelly - Local Authority representative
- Mr Stefan Horowskyj - Architect
- Canon Steven Kirk
- Mrs Judith Leigh FSA - Amenity Societies
- Canon Philip Masson
- Mrs Amanda Needham - Architect
- Professor Denys Pringle FSA - Archaeology
- Dr Martin Crampin - Stained Glass
- Mr Stephen Moore - Organs
- Mr David Moore - Bells
- Mr Oliver Fairclough - Art
- Mrs Harriet Morgan - Diocesan Registrar (Solicitor)
- His Honour Judge Andrew Keyser QC - Chancellor of the Diocese
Public Notice of Faculty Applications
For more information about any of the applications listed below please email us
|Faculty reference||Parish/church||Applying for||Date advertised|
|2020-005797||Llandaff Cathedral||Extension of the security alarm system, re-covering of the porch pentice roof to Prebendal House, two new brass memorial plaques to the David Chapel, and replacement of the lych gates||10/8/20|