Parishes within the Diocese of Southwark needing to place a Public Notice on this page should e-mail details to the DAC Secretary.

This page was last updated on Wednesday 21st December 2022.

The Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC) has issued formal advice in respect of the proposed works detailed below. The applicants in each case will now petition the Consistory Court of the Diocese for a faculty to obtain permission to carry out works.

To comply with the Faculty Jurisdiction Rules and the requirements of the Chancellor of the Diocese during the COVID-19 pandemic, Public Notice of these applications will be displayed on the list shown on this web page, for no less than 28 days. At the same time, a Public Notice will be displayed for a continuous period of at least 28 days at the relevant church building.

Any interested person may seek further details of the application, including supporting documents (such as drawings and specifications) by consulting the Public Notices web page of the Online Faculty System and searching for a specific application or browsing through the list.

Please note that the Online Faculty System includes applications for many Dioceses within the Church of England; enquirers may wish to filter the list to search only for Southwark Diocese applications.

The list of Public Notices on this web page will usually be updated weekly.

The list of notices is divided into two parts, beginning with applications that relate to proposals deemed to fall under rule 9.9, principally for alterations (which may include demolition or extension) affecting listed church buildings.

If you wish to object to the proposed works for any of the applications, please direct your written objection to the Diocesan Registrar (by e-mail to [email protected] OR by post to Southwark Diocesan Registry, Minerva House, 5 Montague Close, London SE1 9BB).

Objections must reach the Registrar on or before the deadline stated on the Public Notice for that specific application as shown on the Online Faculty System. A letter (by e-mail or post) must include your name and address, and state whether you live in the parish and/or whether your name is entered on the church electoral roll of the parish or any other basis on which you seek to object.

Applications under rule 9.9: principally for alterations (which may include demolition or extension) affecting listed church buildings

Church of Kennington Cross: St Anselm

Works or Proposals:-

Alterations to the church, summarised as follows: reordering of the Chancel including internal full-height subdivision (to provide facilities); reordering of the Nave; remodelling of the entrance access and facilities at the (liturgical) West end of the building; new kiosk annexe; minor external re-landscaping of the church curtilage.
In more detail, the works principally comprise:
A new multi-storey tower structure internally within the liturgical east end of the church (to contain ancillary facilities such as meeting-room spaces, offices, kitchen and WCs, with connecting staircase and lift), with associated new fenestration to the South and North elevations of the church and new rooflights to main and South side-aisle roofs; new entrance doorways to the North, South and (liturgical) East elevations, including a new street-facing entrance from Sancroft Street;
Removal and storage/disposal of the existing Sanctuary Baldacchino; Removal and relocation/repurposing onsite of the Sanctuary altar-rails;
Removal and storage of mural artworks from their current positions mounted on the North and South walls of the Nave;
Refurbishment of the interior of the remainder of the church (Nave, side-aisles, and residual Sanctuary area) including removal of existing (modern) internal aisle-partitions; new flooring; new internal storage and ‘plant’ areas; upgraded/replacement heating, lighting, PA/AV and other building-services systems; relocation of the font; internal redecoration; new furnishings (fixtures/fittings/furniture) for the church interior, to include Nave congregational and new liturgical items (stoop, and votive candlestand);
Replacement of existing hipped roof above South aisle corridor and plant area, and its replacement with a new flat roof in order to support a ‘plant’ enclosure above (including any acoustic mitigations).
Reconfiguration of the (liturgical) West end Narthex and Organ Gallery, including removal of a staircase and installation of a WC and a kitchenette facility;
Construction of a new kiosk on the corner of Sancroft Street and Kennington Road, connected to the church building via a new doorway.
Alterations to the main Kennington Road entrance and its forecourt to provide step-free disabled access into the church.
All as described in the following documents: (A) Statement of Significance, by Dow Jones Architects (January 2021); (B) Design & Access Statement (incorporating Statement of Needs), by Dow Jones Architects (April 2022); (C) DAC Response Report, by Dow Jones Architects (Rev B, June 2022); (D) statement re Norman Adam Murals: Pilgrims Progress (Rev B, June 2022), with accompanying documents: Emails regarding removal and reinstatement of Norman Adams Murals (September and October 2009), and ‘Norman Adams Murals: A summary of the commission’, by Pat Evemy (June 2008); (E) LB Lambeth’s Decision Notice for Planning Permission ref 21/01101/FUL dated 17.06.2021; (F) Sixty-one drawings from Dow Jones Architects issued April 2022 (fifty-six as listed in the Design & Access Statement, one further drawing re Floor Tile Setting Out ref 428-23-101, and four further drawings re Fire Compartmentation ref 428-68-100, 428-68-110, 428-68-120, and 428-68-130); (G) two emails from Assent Building Control Limited 29 April 2022 and 1 June 2022; (H) twelve Structural Engineering drawings from Momentum, ref 4423 dated 04-Apr-2022; (I) Drainage Summary Report ref 6299 from JPD Technical Services Ltd dated 19 November 2021, with accompanying documents: CCTV survey photos, defect summary sheets, and drawing ref 6299-1 dated Jan 2021; (J) two geotechnical reports from Ground & Water Ltd: Phase 1 Desk Study ref GWPR4524/DS/January 2022, and Phase 2 Site Investigation Report ref GWPR4524/SIR/February 2022; (K) three M+E Schedules from Collaborate + Create Ltd ref E-501-001, M-500-001 and M-500-002; (L) twelve M+E drawings from Collaborate + Create Ltd ref J200601 E[01]001-004, M[00]001-004, and M[01]001-004; (M) TM52 Thermal Comfort Calculations report (Rev02); and (N) two acoustic reports from ALN Acoustic Design Ltd dated 25th March 2022: Sound Insulation Assessment ref J497_R01A, and Nave Acoustics Assessment ref J497_R02A.

Church of Roehampton, Holy Trinity

Works or Proposals:-

Removal of existing Tenor bell; Introduction of four new bells (including recasting of Tenor bell) and four second-hand bells (offered by the Keltek Trust) into a new pedestal bell-frame to be installed in the existing belfry, together with ancillary equipment (principally Sound control to belfy louvres and Rope guide in Ringing Room). The existing tolling-bell is to be retained. All as described in the following supporting documents: (A) Statements of Significance, with background details of the bells; (B) Statement of Needs; (C) photographs in support of application; (D) emails from the Vicar of Roehampton; (E) John Taylor & Co. – Specification and Quotation (with revised cost breakdown); three drawing-sheets (ref 7520/1); (F) Structural Report by Ward Cole Consulting Engineers.

Church of Waterloo Road: St John the Evangelist

Works or Proposals:-

to confirm (following the grant of an interim faculty) repainting of external front doors (West portico) at St John’s Church, including change of colour from green to red.
As described in the following documents:
(A) EPA Report ‘Proposed External Door Redecoration’ dated May 2022;
(B) interim faculty letter (with conditions) dated 1 June 2022;
(C) two emails dated 25 May 2022 from Giles Goddard;
(D) accompanying photos.

Other applications

Church of: South Croydon, Emmanuel

The proposal is to replace all gutters & the 5 downpipes of the west elevation with new cast aluminium materials. The proposed profiles of the cast aluminium guttering will be Alumasc Heritage Cast Aluminium Rainwater System. Advice as to the manufacturers “system” and dimensional sizes of the elements has been obtained from the manufacturer (Alumasc) and an approved installer. We believe the new materials will enhance the elevation of the west end (main entrance) and provide a clean, new look whilst very similar to the existing cast iron.


The works are described in the quote from Blackhawk, the Alumasc technical brochure and annotated photographs, all of which are available for review at the Emmanuel Church Office.


Works or Proposals:-

Works in churchyard to improve access arrangements to church Vestry entrances and to provide new railings, principally to:

Raise paving to Choir Vestry entrance to provide level access; alter churchyard wall to provide gated access and railings to churchyard adjoining; provide gated railings to Chancel passage; provide gated railings to side entrance to new Clergy Vestry, and alter steps up to churchyard; provide gated railings to South Aisle Passage, and alter steps up to churchyard.

All as described in the following documents: (A) Statement of Significance; Statement of Need; Schedule of Works (ref PORSMM26.3B revised 2June 2020); (B) three photograph sheets March 2020; (C) Planning Permission from LB Richmond upon Thames ref 20/1096/FUL dated 12 June 2020; (D) Ordnance Survey Site Location Plan dated 17.02.2009, and twenty-three drawings from Peter Bowyer Architect, Project Ref PORSMM26.3B, Dwg no. ABS02 dated 26 Apr 2020, AB02 dated27 Feb 2020, ABS03 dated 27 Apr 2020, AB03 dated 27 Feb 2020, ADS01 dated 26 Apr 2020, AD01 dated 21 Jan 2020, ADS02 dated 26 Apr 2020, AD02 dated 6Jan 2020, ADS03 dated 26 Apr 2020, AD03 dated 14 Jan 2020, ADS04 dated 26 Apr 2020, AD04 dated 1 Feb 2020, ADS05 dated 26 Apr 2020, AD05 dated 1 Feb 2020, ADS06 dated 26 Apr 2020, AD06dated 1 Feb 2020, ADS07 dated 26 Apr 2020, AD07 dated 1 Feb 2020, ADS08 dated 26 Apr 2020, AD08 dated 12 Jan 2020, ADS09 dated 26 Apr 2020, AD09 dated 2 Mar 2020, and AD11 dated 7 Mar 2020.


Works or Proposals:-

Works to churchyard paths: The path around the West and North sides of the church to be repaired/reset and widened. Stone to be sourced by dismantling the existing stone ‘seat’ at the East edge of the churchyard, and by dismantling (if required) the ‘stub’ path Northwards towards the old rectory.

As described in the following documents: (A) Statement of Significance; (B) Statement of Need; (C) “Widening the paths” statement; (D) answers to DAC queries statement; (E) annotated site plan; (F) five photos.


Church of Warlingham: All Saints

Works or Proposals:-

Installation of a small wooden plaque, 380mm x 300mm in size, with gold lettering on dark wood, to be mounted on the West wall of the South porch, directly opposite an existing plaque, commemorating the consecration of All Saints’ churchyard extension by Bishop Christopher on 20th May 2018.

As described in the following documents: (A) Statement of Significance; (B) Statement of Needs; (C) photo of existing plaque; (D) three photos with labels giving details of plaque.

Church of Warlingham: All Saints

Works or Proposals:-

To confirm the Temporary Reordering Licence for the long-term retention of the existing Chancel Step Infill Platform, and the introduction of new kneelers around the altar rails,

as per the following documents: Statements of Significance and Need; Sanctuary photographs; Chancel Step infill proposal details; Altar Step drawings; Altar Step infill survey; Flooring details; Temporary Reordering Licence and Extension of Time; Architect’s comments; Photographs of the finished area following the infill.

Church of Putney: St Mary

Works or Proposals:-

The introduction of a gift of a sculpture “Collonus” from the estate of Alan Thornhill RIP (in accordance with the proposed terms of the draft Deed of Gift).

The sculpture will be placed on a movable plinth against a pillar in the SE corner of the nave.

Details as per the following documents:
1 The Statements of Need and Significance, which include information about the Putney Sculpture Trail
2 Email of 7 July 2021 as an addition to the Statement of Need
3 Photographs of the sculpture and its proposed location
4 Information about Alan Thornhill and his work
5 The draft Deed of Gift

Church of Limpsfield: St Peter

Works or Proposals:-

Replacement of boiler in Millennium Room to serve the Millennium room and church; removal of the existing boiler in the crypt boiler room and installation of pumps and heat exchangers in the crypt boiler room; formation of a floor trench and pipework connection between the Millennium Room and crypt boiler room; removing an area of 1960’s screened floor finish and laying new tiles to match those on the north aisle.

As described in the following documents: (A) Statement of Need and Significance (August 2021 – Rev A); (B) three drawings from Carden & Godfrey Architects (GA Plan, Floor tile layout, and Floor duct); (C) Quotation and Proposal from Cowley Group; (D) Schematic diagram from Cowley Group;
(E) Preliminaries from Carden & Godfrey Architects (August 2021 – Rev A); (F) Email from Andy Burrell dated 22 September 2021; (G) Interim Faculty letter from the Registrar dated 7 October 2021.

Church of Morden: St George

Works or Proposals:-

Installation of a wood and metal Remembrance plaque at the back of the inside of St George’s Church, which was originally displayed in the now closed Farm Road Church and commemorates the lives of four men from the St Helier Estate who died in World War II. As described a ‘Faculty Application’ document from the Team Vicar, dated 22.11.21.

Church of Earlsfield: St Andrew

Works or Proposals:-

livestreaming installation: new camera and ancillary Audio-Visual System equipment. As described in (A) Statement of Need; (B) proposal, drawing and photos from Cunnings Recording Associates; and (C) emails from Daniel Cunnings, John Kiddle and Russell Hanslip.

Church of Blackheath: The Ascension

Works or Proposals:-

upgrade to the church’s Audio-Visual System, principally: Fixing of livestreaming camera to pillar on the gallery at the West end of the church (and cabling-routing from camera to vestry/power point).
As described in the following documents:
(A) Statement of Significance;
(B) Statement of Needs;
(C) photos of interior;
(D) photo of example camera;
(E) plans for camera installation;
(F) Installation quote from Novum Audio Visual Ltd.


Church of Oxted: St Mary the Virgin


Works or Proposals:-
installation of new black powder-coated wire mesh guards to the small side-windows of the South porch (as well as like-for-like replacement of the leaded light glazing), as described in a Statement of Significance, and a Statement of Needs (DRAFT v3 08.10.21) with Appendix A.

Church of Morden: St Martin

works or other proposals:
Repurpose of a Store Room to accommodate uprated electrical supply: Take a replacement uprated electrical supply from the street; Install new service head and electricity meters in existing store room; Fit new secure fire door to the store room entrance; Connect existing electrical infrastructure belonging to the Church (and 2 integral residential flats) to the new supply.
As described in the following supporting documents:
(A) two emails;
(B) four photos;
(C) annotated site plan;
(D) annotated ground floor plan;
(E) UK Power Networks Quote;
(F) Just Electrical Services Ltd quotation.

Church of Abbey Wood: St Michael & All Angels

works or other proposals:
Replacement of the existing lighting system throughout the church, including: Custom-made hanging pendants (reinstating replicas of lost original pendant fittings in the Nave); Feature lighting; Improved control system; Limited enhancements to external light fittings; Emergency lighting; and Small-power electrical provision.

As described in the following documents:
(B) Lighting Project Preliminaries (11 March 2022) from Daniel Martin Chartered Surveyor
(C) Specification Document from CES LLP, Project No. 7144, dated 11 March 2022;
(D) 2021 Concept Lighting Design from CES LLP;
(E) nine existing photographs;
(F) annotated photographs for light fittings located on reredos and rood screen;
(G) four layout drawings from CES LLP;
(H) Luminaire Schedule and Luminaire Summary from CES LLP;
(I) Manufacturers Data Sheets pack from CES LLP;
(J) drawing of proposed light pendant and bracket from Great British Lighting (GBL (NW) Ltd.

Church of Eltham: Holy Trinity

works or other proposals:
Hanging of an icon of the Holy Trinity (345x260mm), with small lamp: To be hung on the middle pillar on the north side of the nave, facing into the nave. Icon to be hung at eye-level with lamp above it.

As described in the following supporting documents: (1) two emails: 20 June 2022 email from Roderick Maclennan, and 19 June 2022 email from Fr Brett Ward; (2) annotated photo of Nave; (3) photo of Icon; (4) details of proposed lamp and bracket.


works or other proposals:

Construction of a new hard-surfaced pathway in St Mary’s Old Churchyard, Newington Butts (Elephant & Castle), the path to be laid using asphalt surface with concrete edging kerbs. The route of the path will run through the site North – South axis, following the existing informal path route, and will join with existing paved paths at each end.
As described in the following documents:
(A) ‘Statement of Need’ for new pathway (Council ref: LBS-SD092-OL-GA-DR-001); (B) ‘responses to Diocesan Advisory Committee’; (C) ‘Path Options’ drawings-sheet; (D) London Gardens Trust ‘Inventory Site Record’ (website printout); (E) Historic England List Entry (Number: 1385731); (F) two accompanying photograph-sheets; (G) eight additional photograph-sheets; (H) two LB Southwark drawings dated 01/10/21, ref LBS-SD092-OL-100-DR-001 and LBS-SD092-OL-GA-DR-001; (I) Arboricultural Report for planning purposes dated January 2022, ref 211043-PD-11.

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