Church Buildings and DAC

Covid-19 FAQs:

For legal office guidance on caring for churches during Covd-19:

In this section you will find resources and materials relating to the care and maintenance of Church Buildings, applying for faculties and meetings of the Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC). You can also download the latest copies of the DAC Agenda.

DAC Secretary

Richard Streatfield,, 01962 737308

Church Buildings Officer

Sarah Feltham,, 01962 737306

The DAC Department is always willing to offer support and guidance on any queries or concerns you may have and provide an insight into the process and requirements of applying for permissions.

This advice can be by email, phone or face to face. If you would like to meet in person the DAC runs Drop In sessions at Old Alresford Place please click here for further details. 

A flow chart providing further information on list B permissions can be found here.

ASH DIEBACK: an Action Plan Toolkit

First published February 2019

As part of the Church of England’s commitment to achieving Net Zero by 2030 the following document has been provided to encourage parishes to look at what can be done to their church buildings and what they can do to help. We encourage early engagement with the DAC staff team, Richard Streatfield and Sarah Feltham to have a discussion or to assist you in this.

Sustainability and churches guidance 2021: How to make every church more sustainable

Online Faculty System

Please see below for a mandatory form to be completed and attached to every faculty application made through the Online Faculty System.

Inspecting Architect Consultation Document

Public Notices

Certain faculty applications will require display on our website under rule 9.9, as such please follow the below link and search for “Winchester” to find all current cases that are applicable:

Additionally please see below direct links to all current cases that are displayed on our website:

Legal Notice - Totton

Faculty Jurisdiction (Amendment) Rules 2019

The DAC Committee

Meeting Dates