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Advice may be sought from the Diocesan Advisory Committee as to whether material ishistoric material or whether an article is of architectural, archaeological, artistic or historicinterest.Application may be made to the chancellor for directions as to matters not included in ListA or List B that are of such a minor nature that they may be undertaken without a faculty.Table 1List A – Matters which may be undertaken without a faculty and without the need forconsultationThis table prescribes matters which may be undertaken without a faculty subject to anyspecified conditions.See the general notes as to matters which may not be undertaken without a faculty despitebeing included in List A.MatterSpecified conditionsA1. Church building etc.(1)(a) Works of maintenance, not involvingrepair or substantial replacement ofmaterial, carried out as part of the regularcourse of care and upkeep of the buildingThe parochial church council’s insurers arenotified if external scaffolding is to beerected(b) works of repair not materially affectingthe fabric or any historic material(2) Repairs and replacement of fittings inexisting kitchens, lavatories, officeaccommodation and other ancillary rooms(3) Like for like repairs to window glassThe works do not include repairs to stainedglass or to clear glass manufactured before1960(4) The repair or like for like replacement ofwire mesh window guardsOnly non-corroding fixings are used and,where practicable, are fixed in mortar joints(5) The treatment of timber against beetle orfungal activity where the church is not alisted buildingThe works do not involve the replacementof timber(6) Works of maintenance, repair andadaptation (not amounting to substantialaddition or replacement but including rewiring) to existing—The works do not involve making additionsto an electrical installation(a) heating systems (including thereplacement of control equipment)(b) gas, water or other services(c) electrical installations (includinglighting installations) and otherelectrical equipmentAny work to a gas fitting is carried out by aperson who is registered on the Gas SafeRegister (or is a member of another class ofpersons approved by the Health and SafetyExecutive for the purposes of Regulation3(3) of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use)Regulations 1998)Any work to an oil-fired heating system orto an electrical installation or electricalequipment is carried out by a person whose11

work is subject to an accredited certificationscheme (as defined in rule 3.1(6))In the case of adaptation, the parochialchurch council’s insurers are notified of theproposals(7) The replacement of a boiler in the samelocation and utilising an existing fuel supplyand existing pipe runs(See matter B1(5) in List B for replacementusing different fuel supply of pipe runs)Any work to a gas fitting is carried out by aperson who is registered on the Gas SafeRegister (or is a member of another class ofpersons approved by the Health and SafetyExecutive for the purposes of Regulation3(3) of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use)Regulations 1998)Any work to an oil-fired heating system iscarried out by a person whose work issubject to an accredited certification scheme(as defined in rule 3.1(6))The works do not involve the creation of anew external flueThe parochial church council’s insurers arenotified of the proposals(8) The like for like replacement of rooflead or other material covering the roof of abuilding which is not a listed buildingThe original introduction of the materialbeing replaced was authorisedThe parochial church council’s insurers arenotified of the proposals(9) The installation of a roof alarm(including an alarm with an image capturefacility)The amount of associated cabling is kept tothe minimum that is reasonably practicableThe parochial church council’s insurers arenotified of the proposalsAny work to an electrical installation iscarried out by a person whose work issubject to an accredited certification scheme(as defined in rule 3.1(6))(10) The application of forensic marking onroof lead or other material covering a roofor to rain water goods or flashingsThe parochial church council’s insurers arenotified of the proposed work(11) Work to an existing lightningconductorThe parochial church council is satisfiedthat the person who is to undertake the workhas the necessary skill and experience(12) The replacement or introduction of aweathervane on a church which is not alisted building12

(13) The repair, maintenance, removal,disposal or replacement of a flagpoleOnly non-corroding fixings are used wherea flagpole is repaired or replaced(14) The introduction, removal or disposalof furniture, furnishings, office equipmentand minor fixtures (including safes) investries and similar roomsThe existing use of the vestry or similarroom is not changed(15) The introduction, removal or disposalof fire extinguishersAny instructions from the supplier or theparochial church council’s insurer inrelation to their type or location is compliedwith(16) The making of additions to an existingname boardThe board is not a war memorial or roll ofhonourNo article of historic or artistic interest isremoved or disposed ofThe addition is in the same style (includingcolour and materials) as existing names onthe board(17) The installation of bat boxes as part ofa bat management programme(18) The introduction of anti-roosting spikesOnly non-corroding fixings are used and,where practicable, are fixed in mortar joints(19) The installation of bird netting to towerwindows(20) The adaptation of an existing soundreinforcement systemAny work to an electrical installation iscarried out by a person whose work issubject to an accredited certification scheme(as defined in rule 3.1(6))In the case of a church which is a listedbuilding, no alteration is made to existingfixings or cable runs (but see matter B1(13)in List B)(21) The introduction of a defibrillator in achurch which is not a listed buildingA2. Musical instruments(1) The introduction or disposal of musicalinstruments (other than pipe organs andnon-portable electronic organs) andassociated equipmentNo article of historic or artistic interest isdisposed of(2) The routine tuning and maintenance oforgans and pianosIn the case of organs, any works do notinvolve tonal alterations, changes to theaction or major dismantling of theinstrument(3) The repair or replacement of electricalAny work to an electrical installation is13

motors and humidification equipment fororganscarried out by a person whose work issubject to an accredited certification scheme(as defined in rule 3.1(6))A3. Bells etc.(1) The inspection and routine maintenanceof bells, bell fittings and bell framesNo tonal alterations are made to any bellNo bell is lifted from its bearings(2) The repair and maintenance of clappers,crown staples (including re-bushing) andbell wheelsWorks do not include the re-soling or rerimming of a bell wheelNo bell is lifted from its bearings(3) The repair or replacement of bell stays,pulleys, bell ropes (including in Ellacombeapparatus), rope bosses, sliders or slidergearNo bell is lifted from its bearings(4) The repainting of metal bell frames andmetal bell fittingsNo bell is lifted from its bearingsA4. Clocks(1) The inspection and routine maintenanceof clocks and clock dialsWorks do not include re-painting or regilding of clock dials or repainting clockmovements(2) Maintenance and like-for-like repairs,without removing the clock from the church,of:(a) ratchets, clicks and click springs onflies(b) locking levers(c) pulleys(d) broken hands(e) clock hammers and their springs(3) Replacement of:(a) weight lines(b) suspension springs(c) fixings of clock dials(4) The reinstallation of disconnected handsand numeralsWorks do not include re-painting or regilding of clock dials or repainting clockmovements(5) Repairs to bell cranks and clock bellhammers(6) The upgrading of electrical controldevices and programmersAny work to an electrical installation iscarried out by a person whose work issubject to an accredited certification scheme(as defined in rule 3.1(6))14

A5. Church contents(1) The repair of woodwork, metalwork andmovablesMatching materials are usedThe repair does not involve any works to:— woodwork or metalwork of historicor artistic interest— Royal coats of arms— hatchments orachievementsotherheraldic— paintings— textiles ofinteresthistoricorartistic— church plate (including candlesticksand crosses)(2) The application to articles of forensicmarkingNo article of historic or artistic interest ismarked without first obtaining specialistadvice(3) The introduction, removal or disposal ofkneelers, hassocks, pew runners andcushionsThe introduction, removal or disposal of thearticles does not result in a change to theoverall appearance of the churchNo article of historic or artistic interest isremoved or disposed of(4) The introduction, removal or disposalof—No article of historic or artistic interest isremoved or disposed of(a) movable bookcasesNo article being introduced is fixed tohistoric fabric(b) books(c) free-standing noticeboards(d) movable display stands(e) cruets(f) vases and flower stands(g) hymn boards(h) altar linen (but not altar frontals orfalls)(i) flags and banners used fortemporary displays (but not thelaying up of flags, or the removalor disposal of flags that have beenlaid up)(j) the Union flag or St George’s flag(with or without the diocesan armsin the first quarter) for flying fromthe church(k) portable audio-visual equipment(l) wi-fi routers(m) equipmentforcardpayment15

systems(5) The removal or disposal of—(a) redundant soundequipmentreinforcementNo article of historic or artistic interest isremoved or disposed of(b) carpet(c) free-standing chairs (but not pews,benches or stalls)(6) The like for like replacement of carpetOnly breathable material is usedNo article of historic or artistic interest isremoved or disposed of(7) Treatment of fixtures and furnitureagainst beetle or fungal activityNo material of historic or artistic interest istreated(See matter B4(6) in List B for treatment ofmaterial of historic or artistic interest)(8) The replacement of curtains (other thancurtains and other hangings associated withan altar)No article of historic or artistic interest isremoved or disposed of(9) The introduction of free-standing chairsin a church which is not a listed building(10) The introduction, in a church which is alisted building, of additional free-standingchairs of a design which has previously beenintroduced in the church under the authorityof a faculty(11) The introduction of a fixed internalnoticeboard (including in a porch) in achurch which is not a listed buildingA6. Church halls and similar buildingssubject to the faculty jurisdiction(1) Works of maintenance and repair to thebuilding and the replacement of fittings inthe building(2) The introduction, removal or disposal offurniture and fittings(3) Replacement of material covering theroof where neither the church nor the churchhall or similar building is a listed building(4) The introduction of a defibrillator in abuilding which is not a listed buildingA7. Churchyard(1) The introduction and maintenance of16No article of historic or artistic interest isremoved or disposed of

equipment for maintenance of the churchand churchyard(2) The repair of paths and other hardsurfaced areas, including resurfacing in thesame materials and colour(3) The introduction of unwired lighting tomark the edge of a path(4) The maintenance of fences, walls andgates (including lychgates and stiles), notinvolving repair or replacement, carried outas part of the regular course of care andupkeep of the fence, wall or gateAny new disturbance below ground level iskept to a minimum(5) Repairs to, and like for like replacementof, fences and gates other than lychgates,walls or historic railings(See matters B6(2) and (3) in List B forrepairs to walls and lychgates)Any new disturbance below ground level iskept to a minimum(6) The repair, repainting or like for likereplacement of a noticeboardThe wording on the board is not changedexcept for the purpose of updating existinginformation that is included on the boardIn the case of replacement:— the Town and Country Planning(ControlofAdvertisement)Regulations 2007 are compliedwith,— the replacement noticeboard is notilluminated, and— any new disturbance below groundlevel is kept to a minimum(7) The grant by the incumbent of a licencefor grazing in the churchyardThe licence is in a form approved by thechancellor(8) The disposal or replacement of gas andoil tanks (and associated pipe work)No works of excavation are involvedThe local planning authority is notified ofthe proposalAny work to a gas fitting is carried out by aperson who is registered on the Gas SafeRegister (or is a member of another class ofpersons approved by the Health and SafetyExecutive for the purposes of Regulation3(3) of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use)Regulations 1998)Any work to an oil-fired heating system iscarried out by a person whose work issubject to an accredited certification scheme17

(as defined in rule 3.1(6))In the case of replacement, the replacementtank is of similar dimensions and insubstantially the same location(9) The introduction, replacement ordisposal of a flagpole not attached to thechurch buildingThe local planning authority is notified ofthe proposalAny new disturbance below ground level iskept to a minimum(10) The introduction of a defibrillatorwhere the church is not a listed buildingA8. Trees(1) The felling, lopping or topping of a treethe diameter of any stem of which does notexceed 75 millimetres (measured over thebark at a height of 1.5 metres above groundlevel)The works do not relate to any tree inrespect of which a tree preservation order isin force or which is in a conservation areaRegard is had to guidance issued by theChurch Buildings Council as to the planting,felling, lopping and topping of trees inchurchyards(2) The lopping or topping of any tree—that is dying or dead; orhas become dangerousRegard is had to guidance issued by theChurch Buildings Council as to the planting,felling, lopping and topping of trees inchurchyards(3) The removal of dead branches from aliving treeRegard is had to guidance issued by theChurch Buildings Council as to the planting,felling, lopping and topping of trees inchurchyardsTable 2List B – Matters which may be undertaken without a faculty subject to consultationetc.This table prescribes matters which may, subject to any specified conditions, be undertakenwithout a faculty if the archdeacon has been consulted on the proposal to undertake thematter and has given notice in writing that the matter may be undertaken without a faculty.The archdeacon may impose additional conditions in the written notice.See the general notes as to matters which may not be undertaken without a faculty despitebeing included in List B.MatterB1. Church building etc.(1) Works of repair affecting the fabric orhistoric materialSpecified conditionsThe repair does not introduce material of atype that does not already form part of thefabric or historic material that is to berepairedThe repair does not involve the substantialreplacement of a major part of the fabric orof historic material18

Details of any materials to be used aresubmitted to the archdeacon when thearchdeacon is consulted on the proposal toundertake the matterThe works do not involve any newdisturbance below ground levelThe parochial church council’s insurers arenotified if external scaffolding is to beerected(2) The installation of a wall offertory boxThe installation does not affect historicfabric(3) Works of external or internalredecoration (other than to areas of historicwall painting, even if already painted over)Details of materials and colours aresubmitted to the archdeacon when thearchdeacon is consulted on the proposal toundertake the matterThe overall appearance of the building is notchangedThe parochial church council’s insurers arenotified if external scaffolding is to beerected(4) The treatment of timber against beetle orfungal activity where the church is a listedbuildingThe works do not involve the replacementof timber(5) The replacement of a boiler in the samelocation utilising a different fuel supply orpipe runs(See matter A1(7) in List A for replacementusing existing fuel supply and pipe runs)Any work to a gas fitting is carried out by aperson who is registered on the Gas SafeRegister (or is a member of another class ofpersons approved by the Health and SafetyExecutive for the purposes of Regulation3(3) of the Gas Safety (Installation and Use)Regulations 1998The parochial church council’s insurers arenotified of the proposals(6) The like for like replacement of rooflead or other material covering the roof of alisted buildingThe original introduction of the materialbeing replaced was authorisedThe parochial church council’s insurers arenotified of the proposals(7) The installation of lighting and safetyequipmentThe lighting or other equipment:— is installed only in a part of thechurch (such as a tower or crypt)that is not normally visible to thepublic, or— when installed will not be visible19

from ground levelAny work to an electrical installation orelectrical equipment is carried out by aperson whose work is subject to anaccredited certification scheme (as definedin rule 3.1(6))The installation will not affect any graves orvaultsThe parochial church council’s insurers arenotified of the proposals(8) The extension of an existing lightingsystemAny work to an electrical installation orelectrical equipment is carried out by aperson whose work is subject to anaccredited certification scheme (as definedin rule 3.1(6))The parochial church council’s insurers arenotified of the proposals(9) The installation of a lightning conductorThe parochial church council’s insurers arenotified of the proposalsThe parochial church council is satisfiedthat the person who is to undertake the workhas the necessary skill and experience(10) The installation of closed circuittelevision for security purposesDetails of cameras and other equipment,their proposed location and the location ofany cable runs are submitted to thearchdeacon when the archdeacon isconsulted on the proposal to undertake thematterRegard is had to any guidance issued by theChurch Buildings Council relating toprivacy and the protection of personal dataAny work to an electrical installation iscarried out by a person whose work issubject to an accredited certification scheme(as defined in rule 3.1(6))(11) The installation of security and firealarmsDetails of equipment, its proposed locationand the location of any cable runs aresubmitted to the archdeacon when thearchdeacon is consulted on the proposal toundertake the matterAny work to an electrical installation iscarried out by a person whose work issubject to an accredited certification scheme(as defined in rule 3.1(6))20

(12) The installation of locks (includingtimed and other electronic locking devices)(13) The installation of a soundreinforcement system or loop system(including a control desk) or the alterationof an existing system(14) The introduction of a defibrillator in achurch which is a listed building(15) The introduction of fixed audio-visualequipment in a church which is not a listedbuildingDetails of equipment, its proposed locationand the location of any cable runs aresubmitted to the archdeacon when thearchdeacon is consulted on the proposal toundertake the matter(16) The removal of asbestosWorks, other than works of minorreinstatement and repair, will not berequired following the removal of theasbestos(17) The refurbishment of facilities forserving refreshmentsThe original introduction of the facilitiesbeing refurbished was authorised(18) The removal of partitions or divisionsthat did not form part of the originalconstruction of a church which is not alisted building(19) The introduction of bird boxesB2. Bells etc.(1) The lifting of a bell to allow the cleaningof bearings and housingsRegard is had to any guidance issued by theChurch Buildings CouncilNo modification is made to the manner inwhich any bell may be soundedNo historic material is modified or removed(2) The like for like replacement of—Regard is had to any guidance issued by theChurch Buildings Council(a) bearings and their housings(b) gudgeonsThe works do not involve the drilling orturning of the bell(c) crown staple assembly(d) steel or cast iron headstocksNo modification is made to the manner inwhich any bell may be sounded(e) wheelsNo historic material is modified or removed(3) The replacement of—Regard is had to any guidance issued by theChurch Buildings Council(a) bell bolts21

(b) a wrought iron clapper shaft with awooden-shafted clapperNo modification is made to the manner inwhich any bell may be soundedNo historic material is modified or removed(4) The treatment of timber bell frames withpreservative or insecticide materials(5) The re-pinning or re-facing of hammersin Ellacombe apparatusRegard is had to any guidance issued by theChurch Buildings CouncilNo modification is made to the manner inwhich any bell may be soundedNo historic material is modified or removed(6) The installation of an electric silentringing device for the training of ringersAny work to an electrical installation orelectrical equipment is carried out by aperson whose work is subject to anaccredited certification scheme (as definedin rule 3.1(6))The device is installed in a location notnormally visible to the publicNo alteration is made to the fittings of thebells other than the installation of electriccontacts and wiresThe device does not adversely affect thechurch’s protection against lightning(7) The installation of louvres in a belfry asa sound control measureAny fixings are made into mortar(8) The introduction of peal boards in alocation not normally visible to the publicB3. Clocks(1) Alterations to striking trains to preventstriking at nightNo part of the clock movement is affected(2) The repair or replacement of electrical orelectronic clocks manufactured after 1950B4. Church contents(1) The repair and maintenance of churchplate (including candlesticks and crosses)not of historic or artistic interest(2) The replacement of an electronic organ(but not of a pipe organ)The original introduction of the electronicorgan being replaced was authorisedThe replacement electronic organ is on a22

similar scale to the electronic organ beingreplaced(3) Like for like repairs and works ofconservation to a pipe organThe archdeacon is satisfied, having regard tothe advice of the diocesan advisorycommittee or a member or officer of thecommittee, that the person who is to carryout the work has the necessary skill andexperience(4) The installation of humidificationequipment for a pipe organThe archdeacon is satisfied, having regard tothe advice of the diocesan advisorycommittee or a member of officer of thecommittee, that the person who is to carryout the work has the necessary skill andexperienceAny work to an electrical installation orelectrical equipment is carried out by aperson whose work is subject to anaccredited certification scheme (as definedin rule 3.1(6))(5) The replacement of carpets or other floorcovering and underlay (see List A for like oflike replacement of carpets)Only breathable material is usedNo article of historic or artistic interest isreplaced(6) Treatment of fixtures and furnitureagainst beetle or fungal activity (see List Afor treatment of material not of historic orartistic interest)(7) The introduction of a book ofremembrance and stand(8) The introduction of a stand for candles(9) The introduction of a fixed internalnoticeboard (including in a porch) where thechurch is a listed building(10) The introduction of a heating appliancenot forming part of a heating systemDetails of the appliance, its proposedlocation and the location of any cable runsare submitted to the archdeacon when thearchdeacon is consulted on the proposal toundertake the matterAny work to an electrical installation orelectrical equipment is carried out by aperson whose work is subject to anaccredited certification scheme (as definedin rule 3.1(6))(11) Works of repair to altar frontals andfallsNo work is carried to an article of historic orartistic interest23

(12) Disposal of redundant altar frontals andfallsNo article of historic or artistic interest isdisposed ofB5. Church halls and similar buildingssubject to the faculty jurisdiction(1) The introduction of a defibrillator in abuilding which is a listed buildingB6. Churchyard(1) The introduction and removal of benchesin a churchyard(2) The repair or rebuilding of wallsNo bench proposed to be introduced has aninscription on it which would not bepermitted on a monument in the churchyardunder the applicable churchyard regulationsmade or approved by the chancellorThe works do not relate to any wall which isincluded in the Schedule maintained for thepurposes of the Ancient Monuments andArchaeological Areas Act 1979 or isseparately listed as a building of specialarchitectural or historic interest under thePlanning (Listed Buildings andConservation Areas) Act 1990Any new disturbance below ground level iskept to a minimum(3) The repair of lychgatesThe lychgate is not separately listed as abuilding of special architectural or historicinterest under the Planning (ListedBuildings and Conservation Areas) Act1990(4) The introduction, replacement oralteration of a notice boardA new notice board is not illuminatedThe Town and Country Planning (Control ofAdvertisement) Regulations 2007 arecomplied with(5) The introduction of a defibrillator wherethe church is a listed buildingAny new disturbance below ground level iskept to a minimum(6) The introduction of stands for bicycles(7) The resurfacing of paths and other hardsurfaced areas using different materials orcolour where the church is not a listedbuilding(8) The introduction of hand rails to steps orpathsB7. Trees(1) The planting of treesRegard is had to the guidance issued by theChurch Buildings Council as to the planting,felling, lopping and topping of trees in24

churchyards(2) The felling of a tree—In the case of any tree in respect of which atree preservation order is in force or whichis in a conservation area, section 206 of theTown and Country Planning Act 1990(which provides for the planting ofreplacement trees) is complied with(a) that is dying or dead; or(b) has become dangerousRegard is had to the guidance issued by theChurch Buildings Council as to the planting,felling, lopping and topping of trees inchurchyards(3) All other works to trees (whether or notprescribed in List A) except fellingIf applicable, the law relating to thepreservation of trees in respect of which atree preservation order is in force or whichare in a conservation area is complied withRegard is had to the guidance issued by theChurch Buildings Council as to the planting,felling, lopping and topping of trees inchurchyards”Repeal of Schedule 2 (consultation with Historic England, national amenity societies and thelocal planning authority)21. Schedule 2 is omitted.Amendment of Schedule 3 (forms)22.—(1) Schedule 3 is amended as follows.(2) In Form 1A (standard information (parish churches etc.))—(a) in the text following the heading of the form, the order of “Church of” and “In the parishof” is reversed;(b) omit “or any adjoining structure” in each place where it occurs;(c) in “If it is, please state which” in the first place where it occurs, at the end, insert“conservation area”;(d) in “If it is, please state which” in the second place where it occurs, at the end, insert“national park”;(e) in “Is there any evidence that bats use the church, its curtilage”, after “the church,” insert“or”;(f) for “Name of lay rector, if known” substitute “Is there anybody other than the parochialchurch council who is liable to pay for repairs to the chancel?”(g) in “Is the churchyard or burial ground consecrated”, at the end, insert “(whether closed ornot)”;(h) in “If the churchyard or burial grounds is no longer used for burials has it been closed byOrder in Council?”, for “grounds” substitute “ground”;(i) in “Please give the name and address of the architect of surveyor appointed for the churchunder the Inspection of Churches Measure 1955”, for “Inspection of Churches Measure1955” substitute “section 45 of the Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction ad Care of ChurchesMeasure 2018”.25

(3) In Form 1B (standard information (buildings included in the list under section 38 of theEcclesiastical Jurisdiction and Care of Churches Measure 2018))—(a) omit “or any adjoining structure” in each place where it occurs;(b) in “If it is, please state which” in the first place where it occurs, at the end, insert“conservation area”;(c) in “If it is, please state which” in the second place where it occurs, at the end, insert“national park”;(d) in “Is there any evidence that bats use the building, its curtilage”, after “the building,”insert “or”;(e) in “Please give the name and address of the architect of surveyor appointed for thebuilding under the Inspection of Churches Measure 1955 (if applicable)”, for “Inspectionof Churches Measure 1955” substitute “section 45 of the Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction adCare of Churches Measure 2018”.(4) In Form 2 (Diocesan Advisory Committee notification of advice)—(a) in the heading to the Form, for “(Rule 4.5)” substitute “(Rule 4.9)”;(b) after “The following works or other proposals were considered:” insert—“The works or proposals should be described in the petition for a faculty and in thepublic notice in the same way as they are described here.”;(c) in the paragraph which begins “In the opinion of the Committee rule 9.9”, after“diocesan” insert “or other publicly accessible”;(d) for “The Committee recommends that the intending applicants consult the bodies orpersons as indicated below” substitute “The following

(a) movable bookcases (b) books (c) free-standing noticeboards (d) movable display stands (e) cruets (f) vases and flower stands (g) hymn boards (h) altar linen (but not altar frontals or falls) (i) flags and banners used for temporary displays (but not the laying up of