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Following the 2016-17 consultation, the revised CBC template for Diocesan Strategic Reviews of Church Buildings for Mission Planning is now available HERE.

The 2015 Faculty Jurisdiction Rules were introduced with the intention of simplifying faculty procedures and reducing the burden of administration in areas where it was not serving a useful purpose. We did this by introducing lists of matters that could be done either without a faculty or, in some cases, following approval by the Archdeacon. These lists, known as List A and List B, can be found here.


Now we have over two years’ experience of working with the 2015 Rules, the Rule Committee is ready to consider revisions to them. The main interest of the revision will be to increase simplification by adding items to List A and List B. There is also scope for simplification of the Rules more generally.

Links to the Rules and the associated statutory guidance can be found here.

We are now seeking your views on the current Rules and those items on List A and List B.

To help you plan your answers we have provided a PDF of all the questions, which is available here

Please click on the link below to complete the survey

 https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RJKCJN7 


Consultation will end on Monday 6th August. 

What happens next?

After the consultation closes, all the responses will be carefully considered and summarized for consideration by Rule Committee between November 2018 and February 2019. Following this, amended Faculty Rules will be go to General Synod for consideration in July 2019.

World Environment Day is the UN’s most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment.

The Church of England has a Christian presence in every community across England and in Europe, and is committed to making a positive impact on the environment. 

This year's focus is on plastic pollution. Many of us used Lent to consider how we could reduce, reuse and recycle plastic waste and the Church continues to engage on this major issue. Take a look at prayers for World Environment Day and learn more about what some church communities are up to.

The Diocese of Salisbury is hosting the DAC Conference in 2018 and sharing with us their diocesan vision 'Renewing Hope'. This will be drawn out through the conference programme. Highlights include welcoming Loretta Mingella, The First Church Estate Commissioner as our after-dinner speaker on Wednesday evening. Wednesday afternoon we will have our first joint sessions with the Diocesan Environmental Officers and explore renewing hope in the environment.

Speakers will also explore renewing hope in church planting and other approaches to regeneration. Our visits include major churches and we end Thursday morning at the church of St Thomas, Salisbury, which was a national focus for renewed hope earlier this year.

We are pleased to have sponsorship already in place with Trinitas Insurance and Wilsons Solicitors. This has enabled us to keep the price to pre-2017 levels for the full residential event.

Booking is now closed for residential tickets and there are limited tickets available for Wednesday's formal dinner. If you would like to attend,  please send your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who will check the availability of tickets. 

The original booking details can be found here