16 March 2022
The Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC) Design Awards scheme recognises excellence in design and craftsmanship. They encourage the commissioning of individual designs which are culturally appropriate, have theological integrity; encourage worship and mission; and enhance the special character of a church.
Anything which requires Faculty consent – special permission from the Diocesan Chancellor - is eligible for entry. This can be anything from small items such as candlesticks to large scale building developments and anything else in between!
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, applications for 2021 scheme have been re-scheduled for 2022, for this year’s awards. Projects completed between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2021 will be accepted.
The number of awards given will be at the discretion of the judges and will take the form of a certificate categorised as Merit, Commended and Highly Commended.
A set of six high altar candlesticks commissioned by St Alban’s Church, Romford (pictured) were highly commended in the last round of the DAC Design Awards in 2019.
Applications can be completed and submitted online. To enter a design from your church please visit www.chelmsford.anglican.org/dac/awards.
The deadline for applications is Thursday 31 March. The results will be announced later in the year.
The Diocesan Advisory Committee for the Care of Churches is known as the DAC. It is a statutory body set up under the Care of Churches and Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction Measure 1991. Find out more about the work of the DAC at www.chelmsford.anglican.org/the-dac.