Meet the Church Buildings and Pastoral Reorganisation Team


The DAC is here to help parishes care for their buildings in the best way and develop churches as centres of mission that serve God’s people, with due regard to their architecture, archaeology, art and history.

Anyone thinking about making any changes to a church building, churchyard or any structure within the boundaries of church land should involve the DAC. Almost all works to church buildings, their contents and churchyards will require permission from either the Archdeacon (List B permission) or the Chancellor (faculty permission), and the DAC will provide advice on all types of work.  The DAC and its staff can support parishes at all stages of a project, from initial thoughts, through fundraising and making a faculty application, to completion. It also provides training events and guidance notes for various subjects relating to the care of church buildings and churchyards.


The M&P staff handle a broad base of work and can provide advice on numerous matters relating to reorganisations of parishes and benefices.  In all this work, the M&P Committees and their staff have particular regard to worship and mission as central to the life of the diocese, working to ensure pastoral needs are met in all communities.

Areas covered include the suspension of a patron’s rights of presentation, reorganisations such as unions of benefices and or parishes, creation or termination of Team Ministries/Group Ministries/Pluralities, parish boundary changes and Deanery alterations. The work relates to the closure of church buildings and finding new uses following closure, and appropriation of churchyards for new use.  The staff aim to smooth what can be a traumatic and difficult process in every way possible. 

Meet the team

Lisa McIntyre Lisa McIntyre
Team Leader / DAC Secretary
0113 3530 277
07872 005305
Rob Andrews
Assistant DAC Secretary
0113 3530 278
Deborah Thorley
Mission & Pastoral Secretary
0113 3530 273
Eleanor Glennon
Closed Churches Officer
0113 3530 276
Alena-Rose Douglas
Church Buildings Support Officer
0113 3530 274
Gemma Shearwood
Team Co-Ordinator
0113 3530 226


DAC Members

Ven Paul Ayers Archdeacon of Leeds
Ven Bill Braviner  Archdeacon of Halifax
Ven Jonathan Gough Archdeacon of Richmond and Craven
Ven Dr Andy Jolley
Archdeacon of Bradford
Fr Jonathan Bish Liturgical Expertise
Stephen Calvert Architect
Emily Greenaway Joint National Amenity Society Representative
Robert Haskins Diocesan Synod Representative
Fiona Johnson Architect
Brian Jones Structural Engineer
Brian Pearson Conservation Planning Expertise
Revd John Rogers Electrical Engineering Expertise
Ken Sharp Lighting Adviser
Andrew Shepherd Architect
Anne Smith Planning Expertise
Jessica Thomas Local Authority Representative
Sue Wrathmell Historic England Representative & Tree Adviser
Vacant Diocesan Synod Representative


DAC Advisers

Andrew Aspland Bell Adviser
Peter Kirby Bell Adviser
Deborah Thorley Bell Advisor
Tom Precious Clock Adviser
Eric Robinson Clock Adviser
Edward Scott Organ Adviser
Leonard Sanderman Organ Advisor
Louise Hampson Conservation Adviser
Lauren Piper Conservation Adviser
Jonathan Cooke Stained Glass Adviser
Elizabeth Hippisley-Cox  Stained Glass Adviser
Lauren Crossley Lighting Advisor
Tim Scholes Audio Visual Adviser
Doug Whiteley Audio Visual Adviser
Celia Kilner Art Adviser
Stuart Beaumont Architectural Adviser
Ulrike Knox Architectural Adviser
Andrew Moore Sustainability Adviser
Ewan Jones Sustainability Adviser
Jemima Parker Environmental Adviser
Dr Angela Z. Redmond Archaeological Adviser
Ian Roberts Archaeological Adviser
Prof Alan Simson Trees adviser
Richard Pauw Structural Engineering Advisor
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