Maintenance & Equipment News for Churches, Schools and Leisure

your gateway to equipping and servicing communal buildings including: Church, School, Leisure, Conference Centre and Hospitality Sectors

Crown Wood Publications Limited, established in 1985, publishes online and traditional magazines, newsletters and supplier directories for the benefit of building and maintenance officers.

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Review the latest Suppliers Directories, full of professional companies, trades and craftsmen, artists and suppliers. Offering everything needed for the efficient and cost effective equipping and servicing of your venue.


all-day Christian Resources Exhibition –... @ Westpoint Exeter
Christian Resources Exhibition –... @ Westpoint Exeter
Mar 17 – Mar 18 all-day
Christian Resources Exhibition - South West 2021 @ Westpoint Exeter | Stretford | England | United Kingdom
After taking CRE to Event City, Manchester (March 2019) and Stoneleigh Park, near Coventry (March 2020), it’s time to take our regional event to the South West for the first time since 2015. Exeter’s Westpoint[...]
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[...]


Featured Articles

Church Featured Articles

Come in: We are open!

Come in: We are open!

Just as many of us hoped that the Covid-19 pandemic was passing, a second wave seemed to appear on the horizon. For many of us the lockdown of a few months appeared in our minds as something more like an eon! And now we are faced with further situations! Churches and...

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State of the Churches

State of the Churches

The importance of churches during the COVID-19 lockdown and beyond is examined in an in-depth online survey 'State of the Churches' of over 500 UK churches carried out by the National Churches Trust in May 2020 The survey's results show that: Over two thirds of...

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A Helping Hand for Churches in Need

A Helping Hand for Churches in Need

The majority of churches have felt the financial impact of the UK-wide lockdown. Income from hall bookings and fees from weddings and christenings has disappeared, and some churches have experienced a fall in weekly giving. But what help is there for churches? With...

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Staff Sessions

Staff Sessions

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’ and ‘Mission...

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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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