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Annual DAC Conference 2021
28th and 29th September, online
We are meeting online once again for our annual conference for DACs and others who work as advisers and consultants with church buildings. The two-day programme which is available here is divided into four themes. We hope that you will be with us for all of the event.
The themes are:
- Tuesday 28th morning - the annual meeting and a presentation and discussion on Transforming Effectiveness
- Tuesday 28th afternoon - A presentation from the Dean of the Arches on the faculty rules and net-zero, and presentations around the environment and adaptation
- Wednesday 29th morning - An interview with the Director of Icon, a presentation on the Stoke Orchard wall paintings and some diocesan contributions
- Wednesday 29th afternoon - Extended and wider use of churches, and discussion over how to start a conversation with a church about its future.
The conference booklet, including the timed programme, is available here.
The minutes for the 2020 Annual Meeting can be viewed here.
Cathedral chapters are responsible for the most important collection of historic buildings in the country.
Our training sessions exist to help you protect and enhance the significance of these special, living places of worship.
We are happy to visit you and present on the role and function of the Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England and Fabric Advisory Committees to your FAC and members of chapter.
- The legal framework for making changes to cathedral buildings
- The role of an FAC in advising upon and determining applications
- The relationship of individual FACs to the Commission
The Association of English Cathedrals offers induction training for:
- Newly appointed cathedral administrators
- Deans without previous cathedral experience
- Members of cathedral chapters
We’ll be there to explain the work of the Commission and Fabric Advisory Committees.
New cathedral administrators and FAC chairs and secretaries may want to attend ChurchCare’s introduction on how the Church of England manages its buildings.
An archive of the papers presented at our past events is available through our dedicated Past Events page