Maintenance & Equipment News for Churches, Schools and Leisure

your gateway to equipping and servicing communal buildings including: Church, School, Leisure, Conference Centre and Hospitality Sectors

Crown Wood Publications Limited, established in 1985, publishes online and traditional magazines, newsletters and supplier directories for the benefit of building and maintenance officers.

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Featured Articles

Church Featured Articles

Have you checked in with your Church Insurance Consultant?

Have you checked in with your Church Insurance Consultant?

The tasks undertaken by today’s churchwardens are many and varied. Health and safety, security, administration and the day-to-day running of the church are just some of the responsibilities held by churchwardens. Whether you are new to the role or not some of this can...

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Group Visits for All

Group Visits for All

As the summer looms in from over the horizon, churches and schools, children’s and youth groups, special interest societies and all manner of other organisations start planning ahead. Yes, the (hopefully) warm season is approaching! It’s nearly time for another round...

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Changing Churches

Changing Churches

John Truscott normally writes articles for us in series but, for a change, is currently contributing some one-offs. So far he has covered ‘Worrying websites’ and ‘Global giving’. This time he gives advice on initial questions to ask when planning a building project....

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Seventy-five, not out!

Seventy-five, not out!

During the recent Christmas and New Year season, the topic of social care for older people was, once again, a focal discussion point in many conversations. Standing alongside homelessness, hospital waiting times and, inevitably, Brexit, concern for the care of older...

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School Featured Articles


I have found the publication very useful, I’ve used several of the suppliers over the years and one or two have even used my photos in their publicity, John Truscott of course is always worth a read. Many thanks for your help over the years.

Rev’d Canon Rob Axford

I have been looking at your past magazines on the website to look for previous articles. Thank you for getting back to me. I have been on John Truscotts website and I have found the articles I was looking for (along with many others!). Thank you for replying so quickly and getting that sorted. Keep up the good work!

Administrator, Trafalgar Road Baptist Church

I have enjoyed receiving the MEN magazine by post at Birstall Penn Methodist Circuit. I have now moved to Wharfedale & Aireborough Methodist Circuit and wish to switch to a digital subscription

Reverend Roger Smith

Wharfedale & Aireborough Methodist Circuit

We recommend ‘Maintenance & Equipment News’ to all our parishes. It is an extremely informative and useful publication.

Duncan Green

Archdeacon of Northolt

Thanks for a very useful publication!

Mr P N Brooks

Church of the New Jerusalem

Thank you for the winner’s cheque. I appreciate this very much. I always enjoy tackling the crosswords as they are quite challenging and informative.

Clive Pearce

I just wanted to let you know how excellent your online publication is!

Drew Aitchison

Custodian of Bath Abbey

Yesterday I attended a day conference at Westminster Central Hall and at one of the breakout sessions a delegate from the north mentioned my articles re hymns and commended M&EN to the group – I introduced myself to him during a coffee break.

Reverend Eric Thorn

Free Church (Baptist) Minister and M&EN article contributor

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