The Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC)

A brief overview of what the Diocesan Advisory Committee is and what it does

Every diocese in the Church of England is required to have a Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Care of Churches (DAC).

This is a statutory body established under the Care of Churches and Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1991.

Members of a DAC are required to have knowledge of the history, development and use of church buildings; liturgy and worship of the Church of England; architecture; archaeology; art; history; and experience in the care of historic buildings and their contents.

Members of the DAC give their time and expertise on a voluntary basis. They are supported by a team of consultant members who share their specialist expertise on matters such as organs, furnishings, heating, technology, clocks, bells and trees.

The main function of the DAC is to give advice and guidance on the architecture, archaeology, art and history of places of worship to the Diocesan Chancellor, Archdeacons, PCCs, Churchwardens and Clergy.

Members of the DAC are required to have due regard to the role of a church as a local centre of worship and mission. To that end, the DAC supports and enables the re-imagining of our buildings in line with the goals set out The Ely 2025 strategy.

Please follow the link for details of the DAC Environmental Policy Statement.

DAC constitution and membership

Information on the Constitution and Membership of the Diocese of Ely DAC

DAC meetings and deadlines

A list of all the scheduled DAC meetings and deadlines

The DAC and Consistory Court of the Diocese of Ely

This page seeks to address some of the broader questions about the processes of the DAC and the Consistory Court of the Diocese of Ely. Some specific questions raised in relation to the matter of the the monument to Tobias Rustat on the west wall of Jesus College Chapel, Cambridge, are also addressed on this page.

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