Diocese of Carlisle

    Diocesan Advisory Committee Chair

    Church House 19-24 Friargate Penrith Cumbria CA11 7XR

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    The Bishop of Carlisle and Bishop’s Council are seeking to appoint a new Chair to lead the Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC) to support its members and the DAC office in supporting parishes in their development and care of churches in the Diocese of Carlisle.

    This is an opportunity to serve the Church and local Heritage, and to help create a legacy of well-maintained and well-used buildings. The guidance and support offered by the Chair and DAC to congregations is of huge value, as our parishes plan for and manage changes to their buildings in ways that balance worship and mission needs with conservation of their heritage, and as they address the challenges and opportunities their buildings face.

    Our new Chair will need

    •a real passion and enthusiasm for the mission of the Church, and for church buildings (both historic and modern)

    •a pragmatic approach to the challenges faced by those caring for churches and churchyards.

    •experience of chairing constructive meetings where participants with varying views and fields of expertise are heard and respected, and any disagreement successfully managed so a way forward can be reached

    The DAC has a Secretary; if you are interested, you may find helpful an initial conversation with her (Morven Anson) or the Acting Chair (Archdeacon Richard Pratt) on dac@carlislediocese.org.uk