James provided astute advice, based on many years’ experience, to our tower restoration project.  He responded quickly to requests for advice, and was agile in terms of obtaining the necessary consents for work to proceed.

Vincent Hunt, Blaxhall PCC Suffolk

We were delighted to have James join us while we recruited for a permanent DAC secretary and enormously appreciative of his diligence and unstinting support. James was reliable, friendly and engaging and the DAC’s work was efficiently administered due to his approachability and experience of faculty jurisdiction and the Online Faculty System.

The Rt Revd Richard Blackburn, Sheffield DAC Chair

Very many thanks for making the whole process so much easier – it is very much appreciated by both my father and I along with the rest of the family.

Oliver Pearson, New Buckenham Norfolk (private petitioner)

James provided interim cover for us as DAC Secretary, settling very quickly into the team to deliver an effective and professional service. James added a huge amount of value, he not only ensured our core services continued, but also enhanced them; and supported the induction of a permanent replacement. James genuinely cares about making a difference and is a pleasure to work with; I would highly recommend him.

Tim Sweeting, Norwich Diocesan Secretary

Badingham St John the Baptist is a grade 1 listed building, currently on the ‘At Risk Register’. Our medieval church roof needs extensive repairs.  We very much appreciated the friendly, professional, efficient and helpful way James organised and obtained our faculty. His expertise took a great deal of pressure off of us.  He has sinced advised us on successfully extending the faculty.

Robert Foster, Churchwarden Badingham St John, Suffolk

Due to unforeseen circumstances we needed someone to temporarily cover the role of DAC Secretary for our Diocese. James was with us for 3 months and was a delight to work with. He has an extensive knowledge of the Faculty System, an appreciation of the need for pastoral sensitivity and an ability to work flexibly. He also has a great sense of humour!

Gill Elliott, Leicester DAC Building Development Enabler