A Faculty is an ecclesiastical licence which gives permission to make physical alterations to a church. It is the Church in Wales’ mechanism for controlling and approving works and changes to its church property. It is a permission system which seeks to carefully consider proposals before changes are made and includes provision for expert advice and external consultation in arriving at a decision.

The St Paul’s and St Stephen’s Parochial Church Council has  applied for a Faculty to make changes to St Stephen’s. The proposals go before a special Diocesan committee on 10th June and the congregation and public can make representations in writing to that committee.

Details of the proposals, which include a new heating system, taking out pews and levelling the floor,  a new audio-visual system including projector and screen, and the moving or removal of various small items, are below.

Paper copies of the proposals may be viewed, by appointment, at St Stephen’s Church Hall. Please call 01633 226076 or email office@stpaulsnewport.org.uk to arrange an appointment.

Public Notice
Statement of Significance
Vision Paper
Inventory of items to be removed, moved or retained
Heritage Impact Assessment