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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!

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

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!

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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In outreach

John Truscott concludes his series on working with volunteers – but with a special twist. Each article focuses on one area of church life where volunteers serve rather than looking at volunteering in general. The series is designed for all church leaders. So far the...

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Digital attack alert!

At various times during the past year or two, Eric Thorn has been asked about the growing threats to personal computers arising from all manner of sources. In some previous, now archived, editions of MEN, Eric has discussed the importance of anti-virus software and...

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In small groups

John Truscott continues his series on working with volunteers – but with a special twist. Each article focuses on one area of church life where volunteers serve rather than looking at volunteering in general. The series is designed for all church leaders. So far the...

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Putting the fun into fundraising!

Ecclesiastical Insurance shares five of the best church fundraising ideas with our readers. Whether it’s for building repairs or maintenance to buy new equipment or to fund a new community initiative, fundraising is never far from the top of a church meeting agenda....

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A new understanding

Main image: Representatives of MHA’s Music Therapy team, including Lead Music Therapist Ming Hung Hsu (second from left), accept the Laing Buisson award from Michael Portillo at the gala event in London   Coming to the forefront of public awareness in recent...

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Maintenance and risk management need not be a daunting task

Our Risk Maintainence Calendar to help you plan ahead by David Parkinson As a specialist insurer that has been working with churches for over 130 years, Ecclesiastical has developed a deep understanding of the risk and maintenance issues faced by PCCs. “Maintenance...

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In project management

John Truscott continues his series on working with volunteers – but with a special twist. Each article will focus on one area of church life where volunteers serve rather than looking at volunteering in general. The series is designed for all church leaders. So far...

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