Diocese of Carlisle

DAC - Care of Churches


The 340 churches in the Diocese each represent the lives of thousands of people who have worshipped, celebrated and mourned there. Many are historic listed buildings and their care and maintenance is one of the greatest challenges that congregations face.

The Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Care of Churches (DAC) offers advice to Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) about proposed work to church buildings and churchyards, offers training for church officers with particular responsibility for churches, and helps congregations through the application process for gaining a faculty.

It calls upon a range of experts and consultants who offer their skills on a voluntary basis. Contact either the DAC Office or your  Archdeacon for further advice and information, and with any specific queries concerning works to your church building or churchyard.

DAC Secretary

Rosaleen Lane
Rosaleen manages and provides advice and assistance on the Faculty Application Procedure including the Online Faculty System; to facilitate the running of the Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC); and provides support for care of churchyards, and the List B and Quinquennial processes in the Diocese..

T: 01768 807771
E: dac@carlislediocese.org.uk

DAC - During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Internet Connectivity

Please see below an Additional Matters Order made by the Chancellor dated 10 December 2020, concerning Internet Access pursuant to section 78 of the Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction and Care of Churches Measure 2018 and Rule 3.4 of the Faculty Jurisdiction Rules 2015. The content is self-explanatory and is effective from the 10 December, 2020. 

DAC Dates

Links and Resources