During the course of its work the DAC receives a great number of applications for advice on a wide range of proposals for churches. Some of these applications stand out as being exceptional – sometimes for the works proposed but often for the preparation and management of a scheme from inception to the formal submission of application papers.
Since 2007, the Committee has recognised and honoured the work and dedication of those responsible for these applications, by presenting them with a DAC Award.
These Awards are intended to identify those applications which have met and exceeded the required standards. Every application submitted for a DAC Notification of Advice is assessed in terms of the standard of both the presentation and information submitted with the application, and the quality of the actual works being undertaken.
Those applications receiving an Award receive a letter of commendation and a certificate in the Spring following the year in which their application was submitted.
Awards given in February 2017 for applications received during 2016 were as follows:
Belstone, St Mary – Refurbishing and extending the vestry to house a new WC.
Combe Raleigh, St Nicholas – Composting WC in churchyard.
Exeter, St Mary Steps – Repairs to tower.
High Bickington, St Mary – Electrification of organ, raising bell ringing platform from base of tower to first floor and installation of WC and servery in base of tower.
Iddesleigh, St James – Installation of new LED lighting system and under per electric heating and two storage heaters.
Landkey, St Paul – Overhaul of organ.
Otterton, St Michael and All Angels – Repairs to roofs, rainwater goods and drainage.