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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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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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