DAC members and advisers

Members

Membership of the Lichfield Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC) is governed by the Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction and Care of Churches Measure 2018 and constitutes:

  • the Chair (appointed by the Diocesan Bishop)
  • the Archdeacons (ex officio members)
  • at least 12 other members

These other members represent:

In accordance with the Care of Churches and Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure Code of Practice 1993:

Members of DACs are not delegates or representatives of either the body which appointed them or any other body which was consulted about their appointment, although they are encouraged to report back to those bodies and to keep them interested in and informed of the Committee's activities. Members must exercise an independent judgement on each matter before them, must declare any interest and withdraw from the discussion in appropriate cases, and must exercise reasonable care and (in the case of professional people) reasonable professional skill and judgement.

Members and advisers of the Lichfield DAC are insured under the provisions of the Lichfield Diocesan Board of Finance (LDBF).

Lichfield DAC members

There are 20 members for the Synodical period 2015–2021

The Ven. Simon Baker BD DipTh Chair
The Ven. Matthew Parker BA MA Vice-Chair & Archdeacon of Stoke-upon-Trent
The Ven. Dr Susan Weller BSc (Hons) BA (Hons) PhD Archdeacon of Lichfield
The Ven. Paul Thomas BA MA Archdeacon of Salop
The Ven. Julian Francis BA MA Archdeacon of Walsall
The Revd Neil Hibbins MA DPS Diocesan Synod clergy nominee
Mr David Litchfield DipTP MRTPI (Retd) Diocesan Synod lay nominee
Ms Julie Taylor BSc (Hons) MA MA MRTPI Historic England nominee
Mrs Claire Hines BA MA PGDip IHBC Local Government Association nominee
Mr Andy Foster MA FSA National Amenity Societies nominee
The Revd Nick Heron BA (Hons) BTh (Hons) Clergy member
Ms Sarah Butler BArch GradDiplCons RIBA AABC IHBC Conservation architect
Mr Bryan Martin BA DipArch RIBA AABC Conservation architect
Mr Adrian Mathias BA DipArch MA Cons RIBA AABC Conservation architect
Mr Mark Parsons BA BArch RIBA AABC ARB Conservation architect
Mr Nigel de Gaunt-Allcoat Organ Adviser*
Mr Brough Skingley BSc Heating, Lighting & Audio-Visual Adviser*
Mr Andy Smith MArb CEnv MICFor FArborA Tree Adviser*
Dr Andy Wigley BSc MA PCHE PhD FSA MCIfA Archaeology Adviser*
Mr Peter Woollam MSc HND CEng MIET Bell & Telecoms Adviser*

* These DAC members also fulfil the role of DAC adviser (as below)

Advisers

Advisers to the Lichfield DAC are also governed by the Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction and Care of Churches Measure 2018, where the Diocesan Bishop may appoint suitably qualified persons to act as consultants to the Committee.

The Church Buildings Council (CBC) has published a guidance note on the role of DAC advisers.

Lichfield DAC advisers

Mr Nigel de Gaunt-Allcoat Organ Adviser
Mr Robin Hutchinson Clock Adviser
The Revd Matthew Malins Audio Adviser (Stoke-upon-Trent Archdeaconry)
Mr John Polhill BSc Sustainability & Garden Adviser
Mr Brough Skingley BSc Heating, Lighting & Audio-Visual Adviser
Mr Andy Smith MArb CEnv MICFor FArborA Tree Adviser
Mr Peter Stone CEng CMarEng BADA Diploma Furniture Adviser
Dr Andy Wigley BSc MA PCHE PhD FSA MCIfA Archaeology Adviser
The Revd Mark Wilson Audio Adviser (Walsall Archdeaconry)
Mr Peter Woollam MSc HND CEng MIET Bell & Telecoms Adviser

Please note: Whilst the names and specialisations of individual members and advisers are given above, all requests for DAC advice must follow due process and be made through the DAC Secretary or Assistant DAC Secretary.


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