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DAC Conference 2023
A conference for those engaged professionally with the care and development of church buildings, especially those working with the Church of England and its Diocesan Advisory Committees (DACs).
Day 1 (Tuesday) will be based in St Nicholas Church, central Bristol and include the annual meeting, an opportunity to hear from the new Director of Church and Cathedral Buildings, national updates and time for discussion. After checking into our hotels the day will conclude with an informal dinner.
Day 2 (Wednesday) Will be based around a walking tour of Bristol churches and talks will focus on the environment, accessibility and social action. At the end of the afternoon there will be an opportunity to attend Evensong at Bristol Cathedral. The traditional formal dinner will be at Mshed. Mshed is a museum on Bristol’s harbourside and showcases Bristol life. One of the galleries “Bristol places” will be open to explore prior to dinner.
Day 3 (Thursday) Will focus on contested heritage, and we will be based in St Mary Redcliffe for the morning, before we draw to a close around noon.
To book tickets for the upcoming DAC Conference on 5th - 7th September 2023, please click the link below:
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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.