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Faculties & Judgments

Parishes within the Diocese of Southwark needing to place a notice on this page should e-mail details to the Pastoral Department.

The Diocesan Advisory Committee has issued advice to the Parochial Church Councils of the following Parishes in respect of the proposed works detailed below. It is anticipated that the Parochial Church Councils will petition the Consistory Court of the Diocese for Faculties authorising these works.

Any interested party may seek further details at the relevant Church noted below. Before a Faculty is granted, a Public Notice will be displayed for a continuous period of at least 28 days at the relevant Church. This notice will also state where detailed plans and specifications of the works may be viewed.

If you wish to object to the proposed works, please direct your written objection to the Diocesan Registrar, Diocesan Registry, Minerva House, 5 Montague Close, London SE1 9BB. Objections must reach the Registrar on or before the deadline for individual submissions noted below, or the deadline stated on the exhibited public notice (whichever is the later).


Name of Church: BETCHWORTH, ST MICHAEL

Description of Works:

Permanent removal, and disposal, of 3 small pews from the North-West corner of the church to create a children's corner, following the grant of an Archdeacon’s Licence for Temporary Reordering (on 3rd March 2016),
as described in the following documents: (A) Archdeacon's Temporary Licence for Pews removal; (B) Letter from Churchwarden dated 23rd February 2016; (C) Statement of Significance July 2002 (Thomas Ford & Partners); (D) Statement of Significance 2013 (Martin Higgins); (E) Extract (photo and text) from DFAS Records; (F) Historical photo of pews from NADFAS church record; (G) Church Floor-plan; (H) Martin Higgins statement (Assessment of significance); (I) Statement of Needs (Online Faculty System version dated 5 January 2017); (J) Mission Grant proposals for 2015; (K) 'Four Angels Corner' proposal from Helen Burnett; (L) Comments from parents who have used the Four Angels Corner; (M) Carol Coslett letter dated 26 June 2017; (N) Supplementary Information for Statement of Needs dated June 2017; (O) 22 Photos showing pews removed / 'Four Angels Corner'.

Date by which any objections applications must have been submitted: 10 November 2017.