If you are looking to apply for a faculty, you will need to complete some formal paperwork and submit plans, specifications and estimates of cost.
You will need to consult your church architect for advice and have a PCC resolution in place. The DAC will examine these and make a formal recommendation to the Chancellor. The Chancellor places great weight on the DAC advice.
You can find a step by step guide to the faculty process here.
You will need to register to use the online system. When you’ve been approved you will then be able to use the system to submit faculty applications to the Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC) or "List B" applications to your archdeacon. You can register up to three users per parish.
How will the online system help parishes to complete applications?
It will help you establish if the proposed work requires a faculty or can be authorised by the archdeacon.
Prompts will help you complete your faculty applications correctly.
Consultations and faculty applications will be quicker and easier to submit.
You’ll be able to track the progress of your application through to the granting of a faculty.
Successful applications need to be thought through, properly costed, affordable and justifiable according to the worship and mission of the church. Contacting the DAC early on in the faculty process can help make it easier while balancing our heritage and mission needs.
How to register for the online faculty system
Go to Online Faculty System by clicking this link
Click the "register" button (top right of screen)
You’ll need to put the name of your church and your diocese (Liverpool) when you register.• Then you’ve been be approved, you’ll be able to submit faculty applications and “List B” requests.
Up to three users will be authorised for each church.
You’ll find an introduction to the online faculty system on the Church Buildings Council’s website Churchcare.
Please see the online user guides and FAQs for:
detailed advice on the use of the system and
the information you’ll need to include with applications.
You will still be able to submit paper and email applications to DAC Office during the first quarter of 2019. After a review in April 2019 and any revisions, it’s expected that you’ll need to make all future applications using the online system.
If you have any queries or need guidance on the registration process please contact: