Church Buildings Team

Emergency works procedure

Contact the Church Buildings Team

The Church Buildings Team constitutes one of the Central Administrative Support Teams, which teams provide practical and administrative support across the diocese. The Church Buildings Team helps parishes to care for and develop their church buildings and churchyards, in the context of the diocesan vision of discipleship, vocation and evangelism (DVE), and provides administrative and casework support to the Lichfield Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC).

The Church Buildings Team comprises four members of staff (full time and part time), each with specific areas of work responsibility:

  • DAC Officers
    • Giles Standing, DAC Secretary
    • Helen Cook, Assistant DAC Secretary
  • Church Buildings Officers
    • Fiona North, Project Support and Church Buildings Officer
    • Christine Rier, Church Buildings Support Officer (CBSO)

Before contacting the Church Buildings Team (below), you may find the answer to your enquiry under frequently asked questions (FAQs).

DAC Officers (faculty enquiries)

Giles Standing

DAC Secretary

Giles is a statutory officer of the Lichfield Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC), appointed by the Diocesan Bishop. He can advise parishes on how to obtain the necessary permissions for works to their churches and churchyards, and online applications via the Online Faculty System (OFS).

Giles is the first point of contact and case officer for:

Contact should be made with Giles direct on these matters.

Phone: 01543 221152
Email: giles.standing@lichfield.anglican.org

Please note: There is a separate contact procedure for emergency works to church buildings and churchyards

Helen Cook

Assistant DAC Secretary
Contact days: Tuesday–Wednesday, Thursday (am)

Helen assists the DAC Secretary in the work of the Lichfield Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC). She can specifically advise parishes on List B and Additional Matter applications, and online applications via the Online Faculty System (OFS).

Helen is the first point of contact and case officer for:

Contact should be made with Helen direct on these matters.

Phone: 01543 221155
Email: helen.cook@lichfield.anglican.org

Please note: There is a separate contact procedure for emergency works to church buildings and churchyards


Existing faculty or closed church?

  • Please contact the Diocesan Registry Assistants, at the Diocesan Registry, for advice on interim faculties, faculties which have already been granted, or any related legal matter
  • Please contact the Diocesan Pastoral Officer, Clare Beavon, with enquiries about closed and closing church buildings

Church Buildings Officers (support enquiries)

Fiona North

Project Support and Church Buildings Officer
Contact days: Monday–Thursday

Fiona offers support to parishes with projects, including identifying suitable funding streams, project planning, and ensuring that projects are sustainable. She works closely with Christine Rier, Church Buildings Support Officer (below).

Fiona is the first point of contact for:

Contact should be made with Fiona direct on these matters.

Phone: 01543 306058
Mobile: 07539 119937
Email: fiona.north@lichfield.anglican.org

Christine Rier

Church Buildings Support Officer (CBSO)

Christine offers support to parishes as CBSO for the Diocese of Lichfield, as part of the national Church of England Buildings for Mission initiative. She works closely with Fiona North, Project Support and Church Buildings Officer (above).

Christine is the first point of contact for:

Contact should be made with Christine direct on these matters.

Phone: 01543 222416
Mobile: 07535 117686
Email: christine.rier@lichfield.anglican.org

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