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 18th May 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 Clapham: Holy Trinity

Works or Proposals:-

Summary description:
Re-ordering of the Nave; Extension of the North and South (vestry) Wings.  ALSO To confirm works already carried out under Interim Faculty: Investigations; minor Audio-Visual System upgrade.

Full description:
Extensions, and internal alterations: Two-storey side extensions of the North and South vestry/chapel wings at the East end of the church, with a basement level within the South extension (including light-wells), and a roof room on the North side; Internal alterations to North and South vestry/chapel wings at the East end; Internal alterations to Narthex and West end; Installation of new Accessible WC cubicle at West end; Installation of replacement teapoint at West end; Removal of nave (but not gallery) pews and laying of a new timber floor (re-using and repairing existing stone flooring); Reuse of some pews elsewhere in the building (e.g. in first-floor gallery at West end); Alterations in Chancel including relocation of altar, reredos, and pulpit, and making Choir Stalls moveable; New internal ramps; New heating and lighting systems; Additional Audio-Visual System works including new gallery retractable projection screens and projectors together with new window-blinds, and various other ancillary building works; New church garden and other external landscaping works.
To confirm interim faculties granted previously in respect of: an Audio-Visual System upgrade to enable live-streaming, and various investigation works to the building.

Supporting documents: as listed on the Public Notices portal on the Online Faculty System.


Other applications


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 South Croydon: St Augustine

Works or Proposals:-

This is an application for a confirmatory faculty, following the Interim Faculty granted on 20 September 2021.
Installation of live-streaming equipment, supplied by Novum AV, comprising:
(1x) 8 Way POE Managed Ethernet Switch Equipment
(1x) LED Preview Monitor
(1x) Standard 2M HDMI Lead
(1x) AV Essentials 20x Zoom PTZ Camera (White)
(1x) AV Matrix HDMI Live Streaming Encoder
(1x) AV Essentials PTZ Controller
(1x) RJ45 CAT6 Patch Cable 3m
(1x) Audio Technica Pro45 Ambient Microphone – White
(30x) Mic Cable Black (per metre)
Associated additional cabling and fixings.
The majority of the equipment will be placed with existing sound system equipment in the choir stalls at the back of the church. The camera will be fixed to a pillar, enabling the filming and live-streaming of services at the Lady Chapel altar and High Altar.
Details as per the supporting documents including:
• Various annotated photos, showing cable route, and general views of interior
• Floorplan showing camera location and cable route
• Statement of Significance
• Statement of Needs
• Comments from QI Architect
• Pack from AV contractor

Church of Tolworth: Emmanuel

Works or Proposals:-

heating system upgrade at Emmanuel Tolworth, including replacement boilers and radiators, as described in the following documents: (A) Statement of Need, from Cara Rodger; (B) supporting emails from Cara Rodger; (C) quotation and report documents from HeatinGlobal, together with product information and technical documentation; (D) radiators floorplan.

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.


Mortlake ('Hammersmith New') Cemetery

Memorial safety works within the consecrated areas of the Mortlake (a.k.a. Hammersmith New) Cemetery, including hand-testing memorials for movement, and carrying out remedial works (including reinstatement) to memorials as required by the Safety Policy risk assessment,
as described in the following documents: (A) Location Plan drawing; (B) Section Layout drawing; (C) LB Hammersmith and Fulham Memorial Safety Policy.

North Sheen ('Fulham New') Cemetery

Memorial safety works within the consecrated areas of the North Sheen (a.k.a. Fulham New) Cemetery, including hand-testing memorials for movement, and carrying out remedial works (including reinstatement) to memorials as required by the Safety Policy risk assessment,

as described in the following documents: (A) Location Plan drawing; (B) Section Layout drawing; (C) LB Hammersmith and Fulham Memorial Safety Policy.

Church of St Helier: St Peter

Works or Proposals:-

Removal of the Last Judgment mural artwork painted by Peter Pelz on the exterior West wall of St Peter’s church building. The removal is to be undertaken through a specialist cleaning process to restore the brickwork to its previous condition.
As described in a Statement of Need with the following supporting documents: (A) extract from December 2021 Quinquennial Inspection report; (B) ten accompanying photographs; (C) book- extracts from Richardson (2002) and Yelton & Salmon (2007); (D) archival papers (from 1977 and 1991) regarding the initial faculty petition and subsequent consistory court judgment.

Church of Lee: St Mildred

Works or Proposals:-

Demolition of the existing church hall building to the rear of the site, including the corridor link (which connects with the church building on the South side), as described in the Statement of Needs and Statement of Significance (with Appendices 1 to 5, containing: photos, plans, details of the proposed demolition works and associated protection measures, condition reports, and background materials). This includes two phases: firstly, dismantling of the existing hall building and corridor link down to ground level and removal of the ground floor slab; followed subsequently by removal of foundations and below-ground structures, in order to facilitate the ground investigation works required to satisfy planning conditions. The works involve consequential temporary protection works to the existing Church building and around the site.

Church of Sutton: St Barnabas

Works or Proposals:-

Alterations in the Narthex at the west end of the church, to construct a new enclosure which would provide two toilet cubicles (1 no. accessible WC and 1 no. standard WC) and a servery, as well as the removal and replacement of two sets of existing doors from the Narthex into the Nave. Associated M&E works including excavation of trench to provide building-services (connected to halls), mechanical extract vents to WCs and servery, and internal heating, lighting/electrical and plumbing works within the Narthex.
As described in the following documents:
(A) Combined Statement of Significance and Statement of Need (June 2021) supplemented by church fire risk assessment and Step-Free Access Policy;
(B) project Specification (Prelims and Materials&Workmanship) and Narthex Schedule of Works RevC prepared by Thomas Ford & Partners;
(C) Existing and Proposed Drawings from Thomas Ford & Partners;
(D) various accompanying photographs;
(E) background information for the church building including earlier floorplan and roof-plan drawings.

Church of Battersea: St Michael

Works or Proposals:-

1 Removal and disposal of 24 (moveable) pew-benches in the nave and replacing them with 260 wooden, unupholstered stackable chairs, Eton and ICS Icon40, from ICS Furniture. The chairs will be a mixture of a wooden and metal frame type, both with wooden seats/backs.

2 Re-use timber from the pews to create bespoke storage units for the North Aisle.

As per the supporting documents:
Statement of Significance and Need, photographs of the church interior, plan of the church, correspondence with the Victorian Society, details of the cupboard design and chair details from ICS.

Church of Battersea: St Mary


Works or Proposals:-

Disposal of sets of books comprising Battersea Vestry Minutes 1895-1900 and Metropolitan Borough of Battersea Minutes 1900-1965.
As described in the following documents:
(A) Statement of Need
(B) Statement of Significance June 2018 (Church building only)
(C) 13 Sep 2021 email – photos (combined)
(D) Email from Wandsworth Libraries and Heritage Service, dated 12th June 2021

Church of South Dulwich: St Stephen

Works or Proposals:-

Replacing the internal and external lighting system using new LED fittings and a new control system with additional cabling (following existing routes), comprising: general lighting to Nave, Aisles, Chancel, Sanctuary; Service-leading and feature lighting; Entrance and porch lighting; Emergency lighting; and External lighting to porches, spire and tower, war memorial and notice-board.
All as described in the following documents:
(A) Statement of Significance and Historic England listing text; (B) two Statements of Needs; (C) emails dated 10th March 2022 from Sandra Potter and dated 16th March 2022 from Ryan Slessenger; (D) letter dated 1st September 2021 from Ian Angus; (E) 2021 Design Proposal from CES LLP; (F) Nov 2021 Post DAC Design Clarification from CES LLP; (G) Mar 2022 Post DAC Design Clarification Rev 2 from CES LLP; (H) Design Specification dated 12 August 2021 (Revision #1) from CES LLP with Appendices A – F: Luminaire Schedule, Layout Drawings, Manufacturers Datasheets, Emergency Lighting Calculation Report, External Lighting Report, and Existing Photo Pack.

Church of Vauxhall: St Peter


Works or Proposals:-

To refurbish (with minor alterations) the kitchen and foyer area in the “Heritage Centre” annexe of St Peter’s Church, in accordance with the following documents:
(A) Statement of Significance and Statement of Need;
(B) sixteen accompanying photos of the existing area;
(C) existing floorplan of church;
(D) June 2021 Section AA and detail floorplans of Heritage Centre, by Peregrine Bryant;
(E) Proposed Ground Floor Plan sketch from Imperium Engineering;
(F) email dated 23 September 2021 from James Furlong.

Church of Tolworth: Emmanuel


Works or Proposals:-

Replacement of existing cast iron/metal guttering with UPVC Osma Superline guttering (125mm wide x 64mm deep), on the South elevation of the Nave and the North elevation of the Vestry and the Office / Boiler Room.

As described in the following documents: (A) initial supporting stateement (Nov 2020); (B) summary statement (March 2022) in response to 2020 QI Report, with draft Maintenance Plan; (C) three emails dated 8th, 23rd and 29th March 2022; (D) email from Andrew Harper 3rd August 2021; (E) four layout plans (Ground-Floor / roof) of Emmanuel Church;  (F) seven photos; (G) contractor’s quotation dated 20th Janaury 2022.


Church of Putney: St Margaret

Works or Proposals:-

Removal of most pews in the Nave (four to be retained) and their disposal (or to reclaim for timber materials); replacement of congregational seating by purchasing the Howe 40/4 metal-framed chair with Oak veneer seat and back (a proportion of the chairs will have arms). As described in the following documents:
(A) summary of the application’s proposals; (B) general Statement of Significance; (C) Statement of Need (revised 8 Feb 2022); (D) ‘Future Seating at St Margarets Putney’ leaflet; (E) two photos of the church interior showing current pews; (F) quotation from potential seating supplier (Alpha Furniture); (G) notes of QI architect’s visit (13 May 2021); (H) archiects comment on the church acoustics; (I) additional information regarding storage and layouts; (J) details (photo and diagram) of chair storage; (K) four layout plans.

Church of Clapham Common: St Barnabas


Works or Proposals:-

Replacement (‘like for like’) of the south porch main entrance doors and doorframe, using good quality European oak, to match the existing design, and reusing the existing decorative ironmongery but with added modern locks/latch.

As described in the following documents:
(A) Statement of Significance;
(B) Statement of Needs dated 07.03.2022;
(C) photographs-pack of existing doors;
(D) details of the proposed project by Houghtons;
(E) Houghtons’ quote – as amended;
(F) four additional acccompanying photographs.

Church of Upper Norwood: St John the Evangelist


Works or Proposals:-
To extend the pedal sub bass to 32′ of the church’s T.C. Lewis pipe organ, by installing a
full compass bottom octave (comprising the provision of 12 pipes and associated
mechanism), as described in the following documents:
(A) Statement of Needs;
(B) email dated 26 April 2021;
(C) two reports from Diocesan Organ Advisers (June and December 2021);
(D) background leaflet by Adrian Adams;
(E) HARRISON & HARRISON LTD letter dated 4 March 2021;
(F) ‘Option 2’ drawing from HARRISON & HARRISON LTD dated 4 March 2021;
(G) eight accompanying photographs.

Church of Kingston-on-Thames: All Saints


Works or Proposals:-

Replacement of existing mechanical chiming apparatus (‘carillon’) in the church tower with a modern chiming system involving an electronic control system and new electromagnetic bell hammers. Existing hammer-and-linkage mechanisms would be dismantled and relocated for storage elsewhere within the tower, whilst the historic barrel mechanism would remain in situ (though disconnected). As described in the following documents:
(A) letter from Tower Captain dated 2/3/22;
(B) Carillon quote comparison dated 16 Feb 2022;
(C) quote from John Taylor & Co. dated 25th June 2021;
(D) Inspection Report and Proposal from Smith of Derby dated 4th June 2021;
(E) Quotation from Nicholson Engineering Ltd dated 10th February 2022;
(F) Tower Captain’s additional comments;
(G) eleven photos (from Smith of Derby report).

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 Wandsworth: St Paul, Wimbledon Park


Works or Proposals:-

Conservation and Restoration of the coloured and gilded C. E. Kempe high altar reredos, installed in 1907, to which Martin Travers added decoration in 1938, and the 1896 chancel rood screen, to which decoration was added by Ralph Covell in 1957. Additional selective gilding to the rood, which has not previously been coloured or gilded. The work would start with careful conservation cleaning and making repairs to any damage to the brattishing etc, and preservation of original decorative work. For the reredos, proposed cleaning and conservation of the faces and scrolls, reinstate (where missing) collars and border patterns, and restore where necessary the gilding. Reinstate the original 1907 Kempe shades of red and blue in place of the (duller) Travers shades. The screen will also start with conservation cleaning, polishing the woodwork and then restoring the current decorative scheme but, to match the proposed work on the reredos, to use the Kempe red and blue palette. For both reredos and screen, works will be completed by polishing all the woodwork with micro crystalline wax.
All as described in the following documents: (A) Statement of Significance (February 2022); (B) Statement of Need (February 2022); (C) Architect’s proposals for reredos (December 2021); (D) Architect’s proposals for Chancel Screen and Rood Cross (December 2021); (E) Steve Bellion analysis and proposals (September 2021); (F) Steve Bellion report on investigation (October 2021); (G) Faculty application response to CBC consultation comments (March 2022); (H) Faculty application response to CBC consultation comments (March 2022) – appendix – project team’s qualifications; (I) Faculty application response to CBC consultation comments (March 2022) – appendix – extract from English Heritage / Historic England ‘Conservation Principles’; (J) Faculty application response to CBC consultation comments (March 2022) – appendix – brochure from Stephen Bellion Church Art.

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