Last updated 23rd January 2023
Advice and guidance for those caring for bells, clocks and organs.
The DAC bell, clock and organ advisers are always willing to offer help and advice. In some cases they will visit your church to inspect the bell, clock or organ and offer a report which sets out advice and next steps. To request advice from the bell, clock or organ advisers please contact the Senior Church Buildings Officer, Jen Read, on 07899 348952 or firstname.lastname@example.org, who will pass your request to the relevant adviser.
Permissions for works to bells, clocks and organs
Most repair and maintenance works for bells, clocks and organs either need List A permission (no permission required) or List B permission from the archdeacon. Please see here for the List A and B works. The relevent sections are A2, A3, A4 & B2, B3, B4.
The removal or replacement of bells (including lifting the bells) or any works that afffect the sounding/toning; any work with involves removing parts of a clock to a workshop or installing an auto-winding system; and the permanent removal or replacement of a pipe organ will require a full faculty.