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Maintenance & Equipment News

MEN Summer 2021

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all-day Christian Resources Exhibition –... @ Westpoint Exeter
Christian Resources Exhibition –... @ Westpoint Exeter
Feb 23 – Feb 24 all-day
Christian Resources Exhibition - South West 2022 @ Westpoint Exeter | Stretford | England | United Kingdom
For the first time in six years we are inviting church leaders, officers, members and anyone involved in Christian work and ministry, to join us at Westpoint, Exeter to discover a hall full of new[...]
all-day The Cleaning Show 2022 @ Manchester Central
The Cleaning Show 2022 @ Manchester Central
Apr 6 – Apr 7 all-day
The Cleaning Show 2022 @ Manchester Central | England | United Kingdom
Where the cleaning and hygiene industry meets. After a successful return to London, we’re delighted that the Manchester Cleaning Show is back for 2022, taking place from 6 – 7 April, at its new easily[...]
all-day Christian Resources Exhibition –... @ Sandown Park
Christian Resources Exhibition –... @ Sandown Park
Oct 11 – Oct 13 all-day
Christian Resources Exhibition - National 2022 @ Sandown Park | Stretford | England | United Kingdom
It’s a great venue for Europe’s leading annual exhibition of Christian resources. Just 15 miles from central London, the venue is easily accessible by rail (25 minutes from London Waterloo to Esher) and road (M25[...]

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Church Featured Articles
No space: no problem!

No space: no problem!

Having experienced the cancellation or postponement of just about every event imaginable as a direct result of the Coronavirus pandemic, it is a great relief that things appear to be getting better. As we reflect on life prior to lockdowns and restrictions the...

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Retaining Records Part 1

Retaining Records Part 1

John Truscott is currently contributing a number of one-off articles, although this particular one comes in two parts. This time and next he recommends churches to set up a Document Retention Policy. In this and in the second part in the next issue I consider what...

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Focus on Professional Church Trades

Focus on Professional Church Trades

Looking after a church building is a complex and challenging task. Whether it is a Grade I listed medieval country church, a Victorian inner city chapel or even a modern suburban building, finding expert help can be a time consuming task. That’s why the National...

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What do churches need to do to prepare for winter?

What do churches need to do to prepare for winter?

Every year winter brings with it risks that can affect churches and churchgoers, including storm damage, localised flooding, burst pipes, slips and trips Each of these pose different challenges and should be taken into account ahead of the winter season. For example,...

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School Featured Articles
Jangro introduces new deep cleaning resources

Jangro introduces new deep cleaning resources

Independent janitorial and cleaning distributor launches a ‘Deep Cleaning Product Guide for Education’ and adds a ‘Deep Cleaning Task Card’ to its innovative training platform. Two new resources are now available to help ensure shared spaces, such as education and...

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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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