Maintenance & Equipment News for Churches, Schools and Leisure

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Maintenance & Equipment News

MEN Winter 2020/2021

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all-day Christian Resources Exhibition –... @ Sandown Park
Christian Resources Exhibition –... @ Sandown Park
Oct 12 – Oct 14 all-day
Christian Resources Exhibition - National 2021 @ Sandown Park | Stretford | England | United Kingdom
CRE National 2021 will take place at Sandown Park, in Esher, Surrey, on 12-14 October 2021. It’s a great venue for Europe’s leading annual exhibition of Christian resources. Just 15 miles from central London, the[...]

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Featured Articles

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Filing features

Filing features

John Truscott is currently contributing a number of one-off articles. So far he has covered ‘Worrying websites’, ‘Global giving’, ‘Changing churches’, ‘Eco-education’, ‘Difficult decisions’, ‘Able Assistants’, ‘Mission metrics’, ‘Staff sessions’ and ‘Handover help’....

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Giving during the pandemic

Giving during the pandemic

Just as many of us were hoping that the Covid-19 pandemic was about to pass into history, along came a new strain. Rather than a break from the heavy stresses of the disease, health services around the world suddenly found themselves dealing with a new version of the...

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Churches Encouraged to Prepare for Winter Weather

Churches Encouraged to Prepare for Winter Weather

As we enter a new year and winter weather sweeps into the country, bringing colder temperatures, rain and the risk of snow and storms, Ecclesiastical Insurance is encouraging churches across Britain to take steps to help prevent damage from happening. Each year...

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Filing features

Handover Help

John Truscott normally writes articles for us in series but is currently contributing a number of one-offs. So far he has covered ‘Worrying websites’, ‘Global giving’, ‘Changing churches’, ‘Eco-education’, ‘Difficult decisions’, ‘Able Assistants’, ‘Mission metrics’...

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School Featured Articles


I have valued receiving M & E News always full of useful information to share with churches.
Chris Skilton Archdeacon

Over many years I have enjoyed perusing Maintenance and Equipment News, especially in the late Gordon Stowell’s wonderful cartoons.
Reverend W. Douglas Kornahrens

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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