Faculties @ WSRO Continued…

By Katie Bishop, Searchroom Assistant Along with my colleague Imogen, I am undertaking the task of box listing church Facilities 1947-2002 (Ep 1/98).This means going through parish by parish and making a list of all the facilities we hold. Imogen discusses this work in more details and, crucially, explains what a faculty is in on…

Call for Participants: Chichester, the District & D-Day 75 years on

Chichester and the District played an important role in D Day, with troops, aircraft, and supplies all moving through as part of the build-up for what became the largest amphibious assault in history. The 6th June 1944 would prove to be one of the most significant single days of the twentieth century; and preparations for…

An intro to Faculties @ WSRO

By Imogen Russell, Searchroom Assistant Though it is more the norm to write blogs on individual documents, I thought I’d talk about a series of records listed under our Episcopal collection, known as faculties. Faculties are permissions from the Diocese for parish churches to alter the fabric of their buildings. As the Diocesan Record Office,…