Property Manager: Mr Ken Dennis

Tel: 01524 596061

Property Administrators: Mrs Rachel Whittle & Mr Mark Atkinson

Tel: 01524 596060

Email: property@lancasterrcdiocese.org.uk 



The Property Committee (A sub-Committee of the Trustees)

Canon Peter Hart (Chair); Canon Robert Dewhurst; Canon Harry Doyle; Mr. Paul Lovell; Mr. Roger Carradice; Mr. Kevin Hilton; Mr. Ken Dennis; Deacon George Bissett (H&S rep); Mr. Mark Atkinson (Minute Secretary)

Useful Documents

Parish Property Management Guide

Policy for new halls

Hall hire document

Trustee and Property Committee meetings dates

Application form  buying, selling or leasing 

Application form purchase equipment over £5,000

Application form for repairs or improvements

Application form school alterations change of use, sell or lease  

Historic Churches Committee

(Applicable to Listed Buildings and Buildings in a Conservation Area)
Under the ecclesiastical exemption provisions of the Town and Country Planning Act, listed churches are exempt from the requirement to obtain Listed Building Consent from their Local Authority for works of repair and refurbishment, providing they obtain approval from the Historic Churches Committee.

One Committee serves the four Dioceses of Lancaster, Liverpool, Salford and Shrewsbury and operates from:

The Secretary is Peter O’Brien who can also be contacted on 0151 652 9855 if advice is needed on whether works do or do not require an application to the Committee.

Email: peter.obrien@dioceseofshrewsbury.org

Canon Harry Doyle is our diocesan representative. The Committee meets quarterly in January, April, July and October, and because of the consultation arrangements laid down in the regulations, applications need to be with the Secretary at least five weeks before a meeting. Separate arrangements exist for emergency repairs, and you should contact the Secretary for advice when this is necessary.

This is a statutory body, and we are under an obligation to adhere to the rules. Failure to do this will mean that we will lose all right to ecclesiastical exemption, and we will then be forced to make a full application to the Local Authority before any works can be undertaken.