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 2018 for applications received during 2017 were as follows:
Little Torrington, St Giles – Installation of new lighting
A special award was also given to Plymouth, St Jude for the re-homing and relocation of their pipe organ to the church of San Salvador, Pamploma, Spain. Whilst the application was submitted to the DAC in 2012, it has proved to be a success, and the organ is now well used for services, recitals, teaching etc.