The Lichfield Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC) will meet 6 times in 2022, at St Mary's House in Lichfield, to consider faculty applications for both informal (pre-application) advice and formal (statutory) advice.
The full explanatory minutes of DAC meetings, following approval by the DAC at each subsequent meeting, are published on this web page (from 2021 onwards).
The DAC notes that the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) guidance on The operation of the Ecclesiastical Exemption and related planning matters for places of worship in England (2010) indicates (paragraph 10) that 'Denominational systems of control need to be open and transparent'.
Faculty applications, including supporting documents, submitted under the Faculty Jurisdiction (Amendment) Rules 2019 (from 1st April 2020) and subsequently the Faculty Jurisdiction (Amendment) Rules 2022 (from 1st July 2022) via the Online Faculty System are now also in the public domain, through the public notices section within that online portal.
The following minutes files, relating to DAC meetings, are available to be consulted:
- 10 February 2021
- 24 March 2021
- 5 May 2021
- 16 June 2021
- 21 July 2021
- 15 September 2021
- 27 October 2021
- 8 December 2021
- 23 February 2022
- 6 April 2022
- 26 May 2022
- 20 July 2022 [to be approved at 28 September 2022 DAC meeting]
- 28 September 2022
- 30 November 2022
Please note: Any sensitive information (i.e. personal data) in these statutory minutes has been redacted, in relation to the Data Protection Act 2018 (UK GDPR).