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Advisory Notes

 

The DAC has produced a set of Advisory Notes and these can be downloaded from this page. They are all in pdf (Adobe Acrobat) format and require the FREE Acrobat Reader. If you need this please go to Adobe to download and install.

 

In addition, you may find useful information on the Churchcare website, which is the website of the Church Buildings Council (CBC) {formerly the Council for the Care of Churches (CCC)} or the website for English Heritage.


Downloads

Name Description Download
Accessibility
4th Apr 2013
PDF Guidance on access and the 2010 Equality Act from www.churchcare.co.uk Download File

427.32KB
Archaeology
24th Apr 2007
PDF information on Archaeology from www.churchcare.co.uk Download File

42.34KB
Archaeology - Science and the Dead
4th Mar 2013
A guideline for the destructive sampling of archaeological
human remains for scientific analysis produced by the Advisory Panel on the Archaeology of Burials (APDA)
Download File

887.43KB
Archaeology: Your church and its Archaeology
7th May 2009
A Guidance Note for PCCs on churches and their archaeology Download File

56.64KB
Architect's Specifications
29th Jan 2008
Guidance on what the DAC expects from an architect's specification Download File

197.41KB
Arson and Malicious Damage
12th Jan 2010
Ecclesiastical advice note on how to reduce the risks of Arson and Malicious Damage Download File

1.3MB
Art in Churches - Commissioning new works of Art
4th Jan 2012
Guidance from the Church Buildings Council on commissioning a new work of art for your church Download File

3.29MB
Asbestos in Church Buildings
24th Apr 2007
PDF information on Asbestos in Church Buildings from www.churchcare.co.uk Download File

10.96KB
Bats in churches
1st Nov 2007
A guidance note about the impact the existence of bats might have on proposed works to churches Download File

30.5KB
Bats in churches - EH
4th Jan 2012
Advice from English Heritage on managing a bat roost Download File

2.36MB
Bats in churches - Natural England
4th Jan 2012
The lastest advice from Natural England Download File

84.1KB
Bells & Bell Equipment (Guidelines on Procedure for Work to)
24th Apr 2007
PDF information on Bells & Bell Equipment (Guidelines on Procedure for Work to) from www.churchcare.co.uk Download File

30.97KB
Bells and Bell frames, Guidance on
11th Aug 2009
A Guidance Note produced by English Heritage Download File

23.74KB
Brasses and Slabs (Care and Conservation of )
24th Apr 2007
PDF information on Brasses and Slabs (Care and Conservation of ) from www.churchcare.co.uk Download File

20.98KB
Candlelit Services
25th Jan 2008
A note of things to consider when contemplating a candlelit service Download File

12.29KB
Care for your Architect or Surveyor
24th Apr 2007
PDF information on Care for your Architect or Surveyor from www.churchcare.co.uk Download File

19.16KB
CCTV Code of Practise
20th Jun 2013
A document on the management of CCTV systems, and the data they capture, produced by the Home Office Download File

399.42KB
Church Clocks
24th Apr 2007
PDF information on Church Clocks from www.churchcare.co.uk Download File

28.29KB
Church Licensing (Music etc)
15th Dec 2010
update from Churches Legal Advisory Service Download File

17.09KB
Church Noticeboards
24th Apr 2007
PDF information on Church Noticeboards in Churches from www.churchcare.co.uk Download File

11.93KB
Churches Signage Factsheet
5th Jun 2007
Copies of this guidance together with other general information and resources will be available shortly on www.smokefreeengland.co.uk. The guidance will also shortly be available from on the Churchcare site (www.churchcare.co.uk). Download File

85.57KB
Churchyard Maintenance and Safety
24th Apr 2007
PDF information on Churchyard Maintenance and Safety from www.churchcare.co.uk Download File

30.21KB
Churchyards and Grave Sites
24th Apr 2007
PDF information on Churchyards and Grave Sites from www.churchcare.co.uk Download File

38.05KB
Cleaning
24th Apr 2007
PDF information on Cleaning from www.churchcare.co.uk Download File

22.67KB
Electrical Installation Condition Reporting
20th Jun 2013
A Best Practise guidance document on 'Classification Codes for domestic and similar electrical installations' (Electrical Safety Council) Download File

1.83MB
Electrical Wiring
24th Apr 2007
PDF information on Electrical Wiring from www.churchcare.co.uk Download File

38.98KB
Electrical Wiring - Cables
24th Apr 2007
PDF information on Electrical Wiring - Cables from www.churchcare.co.uk Download File

38.44KB
Electrical Wiring Installations in Churches
4th Apr 2013
Pdf document on electrical wiring from www.churchcare.co.uk Download File

292.17KB
Fire Safety (Regulatory Reform Order 2005)
24th Apr 2007
PDF information on Fire Safety (Regulatory Reform Order 2005) from www.churchcare.co.uk Download File

58.04KB
Floodlighting
24th Apr 2007
PDF information on Floodlighting from www.churchcare.co.uk Download File

40.06KB
Heating
22nd May 2006
PDF information on Heating from www.churchcare.co.uk Download File

303.96KB
Interior Redecoration
24th Apr 2007
PDF information on Interior Redecoration from www.churchcare.co.uk Download File

17.47KB
Lightning and Surge Protection for Churches
9th Nov 2009
Guidance from English heritage on the changes brought in by the European Standard Download File

38.83KB
Lightning Protection for Churches
9th Nov 2009
Guidance from English Heritage Download File

2.93MB
Memorial Plaques in Churches
24th Apr 2007
PDF information on Memorial Plaques in Churches from www.churchcare.co.uk Download File

59.62KB
Metal Theft - Witness Statement
9th Nov 2011
A draft witness statement that can be completed and submitted should there be a prosecution following a theft from your church Download File

32.5KB
Metals - Theft of
1st Nov 2007
A guidance note from Ecclesiastical Insurance Group on how to cope with the theft of lead and other metals Download File

371.84KB
Metals - Theft of
30th Sep 2011
An Advisory Note from the DACs for the Dioceses of Coventry and Leicester Download File

27.89KB
Metals - Theft of
30th Sep 2011
A Guidance Note from English Heritage Download File

129.1KB
National Amenity Societies
24th Apr 2007
PDF information on National Amenity Societies in Churches from www.churchcare.co.uk Download File

49.99KB
New Art or Stained Glass
24th Apr 2007
PDF information on New Art or Stained Glass in Churches from www.churchcare.co.uk Download File

17.25KB
New Work in Historic Places
16th Mar 2012
A guidance note from English Heritage Download File

1.67MB
Organs
24th Apr 2007
PDF information on Organs in Churches from www.churchcare.co.uk Download File

16.67KB
Sale of Treasures
24th Apr 2007
PDF information on Sale of Treasures in Churches from www.churchcare.co.uk Download File

37.41KB
Scheduled Ancient Monuments -DCMS Policy
27th Nov 2009
The policy document from the DCMS concerning Scheduled Ancient Monuments Download File

123.14KB
Scheduled Monument Consent - Application Form to English Heritage
27th Nov 2009
The application form to be use for obtaining consent from English Heritage Download File

99.29KB
Scheduled Monument Consent - Guidance for Applicants
27th Nov 2009
Guidance from English Heritage for those applying for Scheduled Monument Consent Download File

78.91KB
Seating
24th Apr 2007
PDF information on Seating in Churches from www.churchcare.co.uk Download File

43.02KB
Sewage Systems (Rural)
24th Apr 2007
PDF information on Sewage Systems (Rural) from www.churchcare.co.uk Download File

37.49KB
Sound Systems
29th Jan 2008
A guidance note on the installation of souns systems Download File

17.44KB
Stained Glass Windows and Leaded Lights
24th Apr 2007
PDF information on Stained Glass Windows and Leaded Lights from www.churchcare.co.uk Download File

15.92KB
Surge Protection for Churches
9th Nov 2009
Guidance from English Heritage Download File

1.77MB
Textile Conservation
24th Apr 2007
PDF information on Textile Conservation from www.churchcare.co.uk Download File

103.65KB
Trees in Churchyards: Chancellor's Guidance
24th Apr 2007
PDF information on Trees in Churchyards: Chancellor's Guidance from www.churchcare.co.uk Download File

23.6KB
VAT
16th Oct 2007
Re-claiming VAT on repairs and new works in listed church buildings Download File

33.04KB
Vertical Ladders
24th Jul 2009
Guidance Note from Eccelesiastical Insurance (23 July 2009) on their use Download File

20.44KB
Window Protection
24th Apr 2007
PDF information on Window Protection from www.churchcare.co.uk Download File

14.83KB
Working with your architect / surveyor
29th Aug 2013
Guidance on working with your professional consultants Download File

118.74KB
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