Additional Matters Order – COVID19
From 13th July 2020, the Chancellor has agreed an Additional Matters Order, which gives Archdeacons the authority temporarily to approve certain matters (in relation to the safe reopening of churches) that would otherwise require a Faculty, such as hand sanitisers, washing facilities, additional furniture, video/broadcasting equipment and pricket stands for votive candles. Any such approval is (currently) for a period not to exceed 31st December 2021. See the Additional Matters Order for further details and procedures to follow to obtain your Archdeacon’s approval. The Additional Matters Order was updated on 9th November 2020 with additional directions relating to the installation of new telephone lines through churchyards.