Applying for a faculty

The Diocese of Leeds is now using the Online Faculty System which means all faculties must be completed online.  Please click here to register for the Online Faculty System; instructions on how to register can be found here.  Click here to download the training manual for the Online Faculty System and please do contact the DAC if you need any help in completing your Online Faculty application.

Applying for a faculty can be a daunting task, particularly if you have never submitted one before.  The DAC are always on hand to offer support and advice and please do email or ring us if you have questions.  A comprehensive list of guidance documents are available at the bottom of this page, or from the menu in the top right hand corner.  


List B Applications

Items on List B will require permission from your Archdeacon after consultation with the DAC. All of the Archdeacons will accept List B applications through the Online Faculty System and some will also accept applications by email. Please see below to see how to apply for List B application in your Archdeaconry:

  • Bradford - Online Faculty System or email;
  • Halifax - Online Faculty System only;
  • Leeds - Online Faculty System only;
  • Pontefract - Online Faculty System or email;
  • Richmond and Craven - Online Faculty System or email.



Applications for defibrillators and external noticeboards/signage usually requires a faculty. However, the Chancellor will consider these for a Dispensation from Faculty. This means that the parish apply directly to the registry for permission and do not need to seek DAC advice or display public notices. Please contact the DAC for more information on how to apply for a Dispensation from Faculty.


Frequently Asked Questions


How can I get training for the Online Faculty System?

Training for the Online Faculty System is part of the Archdeacon's Training Evenings. Please click here for more information.


My access to the internet is severely limited. How can I apply for a faculty?

The DAC understands that some parishes, especially in rural areas, have little or no access to the internet. In this case, please contact the DAC Secretary. 

More Frequently Asked Questions can be found in the help section of the Online Faculty System website. Please click here to access that page.



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