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Churches and churchyards

Information about legal matters and the management of church buildings and churchyards is available on the Peterborough Diocesan Registry website: www.peterboroughdiocesanregistry.co.uk


NOTICE

An application has been made to the Consistory Court of the Diocese of Peterborough for permission to carry out works to the church listed below:-

Parish: Longthorpe

Church: St Botolph, Longthorpe

Description of Works:
To undertake reordering at St. Botolph's Longthorpe in accordance with a specification dated August 2013 from Marshall Sisson Architect.

A copy of the Petition, plans and other documents may be inspected at the church or via the Incumbent on 01733 263016

Any objections to the petition must be received by the Diocesan Registrar at 35 Thorpe Road, Peterborough, PE3 6AG no later than 6 December 2017.



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Church Major Works Fund

For details see the finance and administration page.

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Care of church buildings (the DAC)

The Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Care of Churches (the DAC) is a statutory body set up under The Faculty Jurisdiction Measures of 1938 & 1992. It offers advice to Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) and to the Chancellor of the Diocese about proposed works. It calls upon a range of experts and consultants who offer their skills on a voluntary basis.


Contact the DAC

DAC Secretary: Sally Van der Sterren

01733 887007

Assistant DAC Secretary: Josh Jackson

01733 887038

dac@peterborough-diocese.org.uk

DAC meeting and agenda deadlines:

www.peterboroughdiocesanregistry.co.uk/dac.html


What does the DAC do?

The DAC responds to requests for advice on the care of church buildings from Parochial Church Councils, individuals and the Chancellor of the Diocese. One of its main roles is in advising the Chancellor of the Diocese in connection with applications for a Faculty to authorise works to churches and churchyards.

Quinquennial Inspections

 It is a legal requirement that Quinquennial Inspections should only be undertaken by architects (and certain other qualified persons) formally approved by the DAC. The DAC keeps the Approved List of Architects and Surveyors which is available on request. 

Applying for a grant for a quinquennial inspection

The diocese offers a grant as a contribution towards the cost of the quinquennial inspection of its churches. Where the parish concerned has already paid its parish share, the grant will be paid to the PCC. Where a parish has not yet completed its parish share payment for the year, an amount equivalent to the grant will be deducted from the parish share still owing. To apply, please send a copy of the quinquennial inspector’s invoice, with a covering letter requesting the grant, to:

The Diocesan Office, The Palace, Peterborough PE1 1YB.

If you have any queries please contact Jill Lakey on 01733 887022.

Guidance Notes

The DAC issue Guidance Notes on a wide range of relevant subjects, including health and safety, churchyards, toilet and kitchen facilities etc. Many of these are available to download direct from the DAC page of the Peterborough Diocesan Registry website (scroll down the page to find the relevant section).

Applications for a Faculty

Churchwardens or Parochial Church Councils wishing to apply for a Faculty to authorise works to churches and churchyards should send full details of their proposals to the DAC. A note of the deadlines by which such proposals should be received is on the Peterborough Diocesan Registry website.

Advice and Information

Contact the DAC Secretary for further advice and information on matters concerning church building works or alterations to the fabric of church buildings. A great deal of information on the subject, including faculty jurisdiction, memorials and chancel repairs is also available from the Peterborough Diocesan Registry website.

Various guidance notes on security and safety issues are available on the Ecclesiastical Insurance Group website.


 

Find a Church

To find a parish church in Peterborough Diocese enter a place name (village or town), or leave the box blank and select a Deanery for an alphabetical list of churches in that area.

OR See an A-Z list of all churches in order of place