According to Canon law the Archdeacon is to make a Parish Visitation and Inspection once every three years. In this diocese the Archdeacon or his representative will visit every six years and the area dean will inspect in the intervening third year. The Archdeacon is to inspect the church building externally and internally in the light of the quinquennial inspection report and then will ask questions of the church wardens with regard to various regulations, insurance, health & safety, fire risks etc. The Archdeacons role is to help 'watch your back'
Archdeacons' Parish Visitation Inspection List - Information and Guidance Booklet
Every five years, a Parish is required to undertake a Quinquennial inspection. This should be conducted by your architect, and submitted electronically by them to the DAC. The DAC will advise the Parish whether the report is sufficient, at which point the architect's invoice should be paid. Further details on the process are available from Christine Ellis, 01254 503 074 or firstname.lastname@example.org