Public notices for faculties

Public Notices for Faculties

The Diocesan Advisory Committee has issued advice to the Parochial Church Council of the Parishes listed below in respect of proposed works, and a petition has been submitted to the Commissary Court of the Diocese of Canterbury for a Faculty to authorise these works.

Any interested party may seek further details at the Church. Before a Faculty is granted, a Public Notice will be displayed for a continuous period of at least 28 days at the Church. This notice will also state where detailed plans and specifications of the works may be viewed.

If you wish to object to the proposed works, please direct your written objection to the Diocesan Registrar, 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 on the notice below, or on the exhibited public notice (whichever is the later).

Current Notices

Parish: Otham

Name of Church: St Nicholas

Description of Works:

Installation of tea-point to existing cupboard in the north aisle. To include sink, hot water heater, fridge and cupboards. Relocation of cupboard along south wall of the west end to west wall of west end and installation of new tall cupboard in its place. Installation of timber cover shelf to sit above wall heaters.

All as described in the following documents:

  • Drawing register
  • Drawing register
  • Drawing
  • Drawing
  • Drawing
  • Drawing
  • Drawing
  • Drawing
  • Drawing
  • Drawing
  • Statement of Needs
  • Statement of Significance
  • 651708 Specification and Schedule of works
  • Letter of approval from EIG
  • Invitation to external consultees to comment
  • General view of exterior from SW
  • General view of exterior from NW
  • W end of nave as existing
  • Storage cupboard at W end of N aisle to be converted to teapoint
  • N aisle viewed from nave
  • General view of interior looking E

Date by which any objection applications must have been submitted: 2 December 2019


Parish: Woodnesborough

Name of Church: St Mary the Blessed Virgin

Description of Works:

Provide level access into church; reposition toilet and boiler; remove pews form west end of nave

Date by which any objection applications must have been submitted: 27 December 2019


Parish: Sittingbourne

Name of Church: St Michael

Description of Works:

Installation of WC with Baby Changing Facilities (in the Tower Room) and installation of kitchenette with mobile counter (in the South Transept) as per uploaded Statement of Need and Architect’s drawings. Designs (and finish) to be sympathetic to decor at St. Michael’s Church, a Centre for Worship, Prayer and Civic Celebration. This upgrade of facilities will also ensure St. Michael’s congregation are better equipped to establish the church as a Centre for Mission, Outreach, Education and Social Action in Sittingbourne.

Date by which any objection applications must have been submitted: 6 January 2020


Parish: New Romney

Name of Church: St Nicholas

Description of Works:

Installation of the following equipment comprising a 7-camera CCTV system:

Equipment Schedule:

7 x 5MP turret style ultra low light Camera with motorised varifocal lens and infra-red LED’s for viewing in darkness (mounted at a height between 2.5 – 3.0 metres from floor level. As shown on layout sketch)

1 x HD Digital Video Recorder (DVR) 8 channel with 4 Tbyte hard drive in Admin Office

1 x 22″ HD CCTV Monitor with DVR

Date by which any objection applications must have been submitted: 28 January 2020


Parish: Newington

Name of Church: St Mary

Description of Works:

Removal of pews in nave and south aisle to create flexible space and to enable improvement to heating installation


Parish: Faversham

Name of Church: St Mary of Charity

Description of Works:

Overhaul of existing bells including tuning and replacement of hanging / ringing apparatus. Overhaul and repair of existing timber bell frame including insertion of steel strengthening braces and new supporting steel beam underneath. Installation of new small additional metal bell frame at higher level and installation of two new bells. Installation of new access steps and ladders in bell ringing chamber. Replacement of existing damaged anti-bird mesh with new and full clean of bell chamber. Temporary removal and reinstatement of recent plasterboard ceilings and other fittings to enable the bells to be removed for overhaul. Temporary re-location of the clock within the tower and temporary dismantling of chiming linkages and full reinstatement on completion of bells project. Installation of automatic winding mechanism to the clock. Installation of night silent system to hour and quarter chimes.

Date by which any objection applications must have been submitted: 29 January 2020