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Our Vision

... to transform the historic Church of St Mary, Devizes, into a new vibrant building

from quakers walk

Jargon Buster

The church, like many organisations uses abbreviations and terms that can baffle the outsider. We hope these explanations will help you understand the content of our site more fully. If you have any questions contact us.

DAC = Diocesan Advisory Committee (DAC) - Diocese of Salisbury

PCC = Parochial Church Council

Quinquennial Report = The results of an inspection, held every five years, to make sure the church building is kept in good repair.

Zero Carbon = We will outline how we hope to achieve net-zero carbon dioxide emissions within the scope of our project.

StMFG = St Mary's Future Group.  A committee taking the project forward on behalf of the Parish

SPAB  = Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. A national body doing what it says 

CBC = Church Buildings Council. Works with and advises Anglican churches and dioceses on care, conservation and development of church buildings.

AMS  = Ancient Monuments Society.  is concerned with the study and conservation of ancient monuments, historic buildings and fine old craftsmanship.

HE  = Historic England.  Tasked with protecting the historic environment of England by preserving and listing historic buildings and scheduled ancient monuments