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Church Buildings

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    Church Inspector draft Letter of Appointment

    A suggested letter of appointment between a Church Inspector and the PCC.

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    Church Inspection Report Pro-Forma

    A suggested template of church inspection reports.

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    Faculty Application Form (General)

    The general application form for permission to carry out works to your church and churchyard.

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    Faculty Application Form (Trees)

    The application form for permission to carry out works to trees in your churchyard.

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    Faculty Application Form (Churchyard Memorials)

    The application form for permission to set up memorials in your churchyard.

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    Statement of Significance and Needs (General)

    The Statement of Significance and Needs form, which should be included in support of an application for Faculty for works at your church.

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    Statement of Significance and Needs (Major Works)

    The Statement of Significance and Needs form, which should be included in support of an application for Faculty for major works at your church.

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    The 'A' and 'B' Lists

    The national list of minor works to church buildings and churchyards that do not requiring formal Faculty permission.

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    The Churchyard Regulations

    The Chancellor’s rules and guidance for managing and maintaining churchyard memorials.

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    Faculty and the DAC

    A general introduction to the formal process for managing, maintaining and developing your church building.

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    The Diocesan Archaeological Policy

    A general introduction to managing archaeology, both above and below ground, around your church and churchyard.

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    Emergency Preferred List of Contractors

    Offering an Out of Hours Service

    With limited resources it is important that the Diocesan Surveyor controls commitment and expenditure of the Housing Budget. Requests for required work must be made through the Property Services Section at the Diocesan Office and the Surveyor will decide if work is necessary and, if so, organise same which will include placing an order with a contractor and settling the account upon satisfactory completion of the work.

    Out of office hours, the occupier is only allowed to arrange work of an emergency or Health and Safety nature. An edited edition of the Preferred List of Contractors, offering an ‘out of hours’ service to the Diocese, is listed within this booklet.

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    Statutory Compliance Checklist

    A checklist of measures that PCCs should put in place to ensure that church buildings and churchyards are safe environments for users, visitors and workers.

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    Wanted Contents

    The Church Commissioners’ national list of furnishings needed by churches.

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    Latest DAC Minutes

    A description of business transacted at the latest meeting of the DAC.

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    Next DAC Agenda

    A list of business arising at the next meeting of the DAC.

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    Care of Clergy Houses

    FIPS is a Sub-Committee of Bishop's Council charged with responsibilities for financial and property issues.

    For those in paid ministry whose accommodation is a diocesan responsibility, the Committee provides and maintains houses. A clergy house is a valuable asset. It is the duty of the FIPS to maintain the structure and fabric of the property and the services to it, in good order. The occupier has the duty and responsibility to take proper care of the clergy house, being a duty equivalent to that of a tenant, to use and keep the premises in a tenant-like manner, notifying the surveyor/property section of any repairs appearing to them to be necessary or other issues that affect the accommodation.

    The clergy house often represents the heart of the parish, serving not only as a home but also as a base for the priest’s ministry. Meeting our respective responsibilities, we can provide the all important ‘happy home’ to support the work of the priest and the church’s ministry.

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    Protecting Against Metal Theft

    An important guidance note on protecting valuable metals on and around church buildings and on responding to metal theft.

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    Diocesan Archaeological Assessment

    Diocesan Archaeological Assessment

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    Suppliers of Church Furnishings

    A list of national church furnishing suppliers and specialists. (This list is provided as a source of information only and individuals must satisfy themselves of the suitability of these companies.)