Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC)

The Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC) is a group of formal members and consultants all of whom volunteer their time and professional knowledge to assist parishes in looking after and appreciating their church buildings.  From stained glass and sustainability to landscape and liturgy, every aspect is covered and details of all our current members are available in the membership list.  The committee meets roughly every 6 weeks to consider faculty applications and informal proposals, and members regularly attend site visits throughout the diocese.

The committee is assisted by Adam Klups – DAC Secretary , Kath Hilsden – Senior Church Buildings Officer (working Wed – Fri) and Carmen Bowes – Assistant Church Buildings Officer (working Wed – Fri).  A calendar of meeting dates and corresponding deadlines is available to download below, along with the DAC’s constitution and a more thorough introduction to the committee’s work.  The work of the DAC is summarised annually in our Building Faith publication, and back copies are available upon request.

If you have any queries regarding the DAC, please contact us.


DAC Environmental Policy January 2020

DAC Environmental Policy Guidance Presentation (March 2020)

St Andrews, Chedworth – Heating Case Study (December 2020)

Link to ChurchCare’s Advice and Guidance on Renewable Energy

DAC Membership and Specialisms (Sept 2021)

DAC Constitution 2019

DAC – An introduction to our work

DAC Calendar of Meetings and Deadlines 2021

DAC Calendar of Meetings and Deadlines 2022

Videos of DAC -related projects: