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1The functions of a Diocesan Advisory Committee shall be—E
(a)to act as an advisory body on matters affecting places of worship in the diocese and, in particular, to give advice when requested by any of the persons specified in paragraph 2 below on matters relating to—
(i)the grant of faculties;
(ii)the architecture, archaeology, art and history of places of worship;
(iii)the use, care, planning, design and redundancy of places of worship;
(iv)the use and care of the contents of such places;
(v)the use and care of churchyards and burial grounds;
(b)to review and assess the degree of risk to materials, or of loss to archaeological or historic remains or records, arising from any proposals relating to the conservation, repair or alteration of places of worship, churchyards and burial grounds and the contents of such places;
(c)to develop and maintain a repository of records relating to the conservation, repair and alteration of places of worship, churchyards and burial grounds and other material (including inspection reports, inventories, technical information and photographs) relating to the work of the committee;
(d)to issue guidance for the preparation and storage of such records;
(e)to make recommendations as to the circumstances when the preparation of such a record should be made a condition of a faculty;
(f)to take action to encourage the care and appreciation of places of worship, churchyards and burial grounds and the contents of such places, and for that purpose to publicise methods of conservation, repair, construction, adaptation and re-development;
(g)to perform such other functions as may be assigned to the committee by any enactment, by any Canon of the Church of England or by resolution of the diocesan synod or as the committee may be requested to perform by the bishop or chancellor of the diocese.
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