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Historic Churches Committee

A new website is available for details of all listed Catholic churches, chapels and other places of worship in England and Wales. The site has a separate listing for all Dioceses. Follow this link to the Diocese of Hallam page https://www.catholic-historic-churches.org.uk/committees/hallam/churches. The site will soon be developed to allow online viewing of applications to the Hallam HCC for faculty permissions for works to listed churches.

Catholic churches and chapels that are either listed buildings or within conservation areas are exempt from state planning controls affecting buildings not used for worship, however that does not mean there is no control over any plans for alterations. Instead, they are regulated by the local Diocesan Historic Churches Committee.

The Historic Churches Committee works according to principles laid down in the Directory on the Ecclesiastical Exemption from Listed Building Control and must follow ‘due process,’ which includes consulting with English Heritage, the national amenity societies and the relevant local planning authorities, before it can grant the equivalent of Listed Building Consent.

The Historic Churches Committee is supported by the work of the Patrimony sub-committee of the Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales, which has guidance for those responsible for listed churches and chapels.

The Bishops’ Conference has also published guidance on the alteration, conservation and maintenance of the Church’s places of worship in its document Consecrated for worship, which brings together material from the liturgical books of the Roman Rite and the teaching documents and guidelines of the Holy See, applying and developing that teaching to the particular circumstances of the Church in England and Wales.

Application forms for carrying out work on listed churches or chapels used for Catholic worship can be found here.

HALLAM HISTORIC CHURCHES COMMITTEE MEMBERS 2018

Vicar General Rev Mgr Desmond Sexton
Diocesan Council for Liturgy Rev Fr Peter D McGuire (Chairman)
Conservation Architect
Artist Mr Richard Watts
Architectural historian Dr Paul Walker
English heritage nominee Andrew Wiles
JCNAS nominee Ms Ruth Harman
Diocesan finance Committee Representative Mr Tony Haigh
Chartered Surveyor - historic buildings with planning system experience Vacant
Religious Rev Fr Michael Beattie SJ
Council of Priests Vacant
DCL Representative for Art & Architecture Vacant
Planning Authority Professional Vacant
Secretary Mrs Anne-Frances Walsh
Diocesan Property Manager (in attendance only) Mr Tom Garrud

Guidance for parishes with Listed Churches or Chapels

Please follow the links below to take you to helpful documents and websites to assist you with the care and maintenance of your listed church or chapel. (Please email property@hallam-diocese.com if any of these links do not work. Please noteby emailing us, you consent to your submitted details being collected, stored and used by the Diocese of Hallam only for the purpose or purposes for which you have provided them to us. Read more in our Privacy and Security Policy).

Notes and Guidance for those responsible for Listed Churches published by the Patrimony Committee.

Care of churches and their contents - link to Patrimony Committee webpage

A Memorandum on the disposal of objects from churches published by the Patrimony Committee

The Historic Churches Committee for the Diocese of Hallam has responsibility for the following listed churches and chapels.

The following website also has further details of each church www.catholic-historic-churches.org.uk/committees/hallam/churches

Church Location

Local Authority

Grade

Cathedral Church of St. Marie Sheffield

Sheffield

II*

Our Lady of Sorrows Bamford

Peak District National Park

II

Holy Rood Barnsley

Barnsley

II

Our Lady and St. James Worsbrough Bridge

Barnsley

II

Annunciation Chesterfield

Chesterfield

II

Eyre Chapel Newbold, Chesterfield

Chesterfield

II*

St. Alban Denaby Main

Doncaster

II

St. Michael Hathersage

Peak District National Park

II*

Padley Martyrs’ Chapel Upper Padley, Grindleford

Peak District National Park

I

St. Helen Oldcotes

Bassetlaw

II

Sacred Heart Hillsborough

Sheffield

II

Our Lady and St. Thomas Meadowhead

Sheffield

II

St. Joseph Handsworth

Sheffield

II

St. Michael Rivelin Valley Cemetery

Sheffield

II

Immaculate Conception Spinkhill

North-East Derbyshire

II

St. Mary Worksop

Bassetlaw

II

Click here to visit the gallery of  Listed Churches

Historic Churches
Hallam Pastoral Centre.
St Charles St, Sheffield S9 3WU
Email: Sheffieldhcc@gmail.com (Please noteby emailing us, you consent to your submitted details being collected, stored and used by the Diocese of Hallam only for the purpose or purposes for which you have provided them to us. Read more in our Privacy and Security Policy.)
Tel: 0114 256 6405 (voice mail only)

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