Maintenance & Equipment News for Churches, Schools and Leisure

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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

Winter proofing your church building

Winter proofing your church building

Careful maintenance and positive actions can help reduce the risk of property damage and injury to those that visit your church during the winter months. Ecclesiastical’s David Parkinson provides some simple practical advice that can help keep your church and its...

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One in Six!

One in Six!

Not a day goes by, it seems, without some announcement or other about various aspects of some one or some people’s physically challenged situation or disability. In recent years, we have started to become aware that some disabilities are not obvious to many of us, so...

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Worrying Websites

Worrying Websites

John Truscott normally writes articles for us in series, but for a change will be contributing some one-offs over the coming year. In this issue he explains what upsets him about some church websites. I spend rather too much of my life checking out church websites....

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Full of Years!

Full of Years!

Day by day, it seems, the UK media is increasingly bringing to the fore the matter of social care for older people. At various times during the past two or three years this topic has become almost like an old chestnut, especially since it became a major debating item...

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School Featured Articles


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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

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Church of the New Jerusalem

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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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