Guidance documents

Guidance for applying for a faculty

Applying for a faculty can be a daunting prospect, particulary if you have never submitted one before.  The guidance documents below explain about the DAC, what a faculty is, why you need one and how to apply.  They also provide a list of the information you will need to submit with a faculty application and give some pointers about using the online system.  


Guidance on 2020 changes to Faculty Jurisdiction Rules and the Online faculty System

In April 2020 the revised Faculty Jurisdiction Rules came into effect. Please click here for guidance on the main changes that affect petitioners applying for a faculty.

The revision of the Faculty Jurisdiction Rules has led to changes to the online faculty system. Please click here for a document outlining those changes, aimed at those already familiar with the online faculty system.


Organ and Tree Guidance

Most tree and bell works can be done under either List A or List B. Routine maintenance of organs can be done under List A and any like for like repairs or conservation works to an organ can be done under List B. Please see below for guidance on trees, bells and organs:

  • Please click here for guidance on works to trees.
  • Please click here for guidance on works to bells.
  • Please click here for guidance on works to organs.
  • Please click here for guidance on organ blowers.


Noticeboard Guidance

Is your external noticeboard looking tired and out of date or perhaps you are considering an upgrade? Please see our noticeboard advice document for help on designing your board and the type of permission you will need.


Churchyard Regulations

The Chancellor's Churchyard Regulations (Appendix II of the Chancellor's Directions) which outlines the rules and regulations for churchyards, headstones and grave spaces can be downloaded from the Consistory Court page of the Leeds Diocesan website.


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