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In church governance

John Truscott continues his new 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...

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The Future is SMART

Suddenly, the matter of audio has raised its head again! Following Eric Thorn’s report on electronic digital screens versus traditional projectors and fabric screens, some of our supportive MEN readers provided some welcome and well valued feedback. They quite rightly...

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Solving the problem of heating old churches

By Chris Kollmer M.D. of Jupiter Heating Systems Ltd In the 15 years (or so) since Jupiter Heating Systems arrived in the UK from Germany the company has transformed the approach to underfloor heating within the historic buildings market – specifically in respect of...

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Introducing Airtame

The wireless HDMI device that allows users in businesses and schools to stream content from any laptop or mobile device to a TV/monitor using a Wi-Fi network Danish specialist technology company, Airtame, today announce the UK availability of its HDMI streaming device...

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How risk-proof are your school’s IT systems?

Kevin Robinson, Services Consultant at RM Education, examines some of the most potentially catastrophic situations schools could face, and presents practical solutions for minimising these risks 1. Your current technology is going out of date and you can’t afford new...

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Digital world is here to stay!

So, it has come to pass! The intellectual technology and video conferencing generations have come of age! This is predominantly noticeable in the education sector, now…

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In church finance

The word ‘volunteer’ brings two different ideas to mind. One is someone who offers to fulfil a role rather than being forced into it. The second is someone who receives no money to carry out a task as opposed to someone who is paid for the work.

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Keeping our churches safe and secure

Protecting the UK’s churches is no easy task. Every year, one in four will experience theft, vandalism or arson and whilst insurance policies will cover the financial cost of these crimes, items that are damaged or stolen, unique or of historic significance, are not so easy to replace.

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Areas of potential abuse cannot be ignored

The widespread and increasing use of digital devices in schools, not simply to run the administration but as an integral element of the learning process, offers students of all ages an enhanced learning process. It also opens up areas of potential abuse which cannot be ignored.

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Care and repair of church floors

When people enter an old building, step onto a churchyard path or walk down a street in an ancient town their natural inclination is to look up – at a moulded plaster ceiling, at glorious stained glass windows or at panelled walls. We rarely look down.

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An Open Invitation!

Over the past few years, care homes across the United Kingdom have opened their doors on the third Friday of June, inviting all members of the public in to see for themselves how reputable care homes are really operating.

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A Lesson in Handwashing

ENCOURAGING hand hygiene best practice in schools should be seen as a cornerstone of wellbeing policy, and can set children up to continue healthy habits later in their lives.

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RANSOMWARE 101:

ACTION FRAUD recently released an alert to schools about cold-callers posing as “Department of Education” officials. The fraudsters ask for the headmaster’s email address, and then send an email containing a ransomware virus disguised as an attachment.

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