The Online Faculty System has been in use in the Diocese of York since May 2015 and we now have over 320 PCC representatives registered as Applicants. From 1st April 2018 use of the online system for the submission of List A notifications, List B applications and faculty petitions will be compulsory. Paper applications, or applications sent by email, will not be acceptable. The Chancellor, the Registry, the Archdeacons and the DAC deal with a huge volume of applications each year and use of the online system does help to speed up the process and ease communication.

Any PCC using the online system will need to nominate a member with good internet access to act as their Registered Applicant. Clear and detailed guidance on the registration process, including illustrated user manuals for parishes, is provided via the Online Faculty System website. The manuals contain clear instructions and screenshots, and the system is quite intuitive, but anyone encountering problems either with the registration process or with submitting applications should contact Catherine Copp, Secretary to the DAC (Tel: 01904 699522 or email:

We are aware that a few of our rural parishes will struggle with adequate internet access; if this applies to you please speak to Catherine.