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Church Featured Articles
Churches urged to take steps to prevent arson

Churches urged to take steps to prevent arson

. Specialist insurer Ecclesiastical has issued guidance to churches to help prevent arson and the devastating impact it can have on a church and the community it serves. Arson poses a major security challenge for churches. Fires are often started by arsonists, or by...

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Retaining Records – Part 2

Retaining Records – Part 2

John Truscott is currently contributing a number of one-off articles, although this particular one comes in two parts. This is a continuation of the article in the previous issue on the setting up of a Document Retention Policy. Last time and this I consider what...

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Expect the unexpected

Expect the unexpected

So, here we are in the first quarter of another year 2022! The so-called Season of Goodwill has come and gone: or has it? Unlike other constituents of the United Kingdom and, indeed, selected other countries, England enjoyed the Christmas and New Year season with an...

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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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School Featured Articles
How ParentShield “school-proofs” any mobile phone

How ParentShield “school-proofs” any mobile phone

Mention mobile phones to any teacher and you'll receive a look that says more than a few thousand lines! To make everybody's life a bit easier, a new service available at has been launched that allows any parent to safely provide a mobile phone to...

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Schools can learn from temperature monitoring technology

Schools can learn from temperature monitoring technology

Schools need to keep on top of maintenance and repair costs and keep their buildings in the best possible condition to help children fulfil their potential. This is where being forewarned is being forearmed, says Derek Richardson, an environmental manager for Ellab...

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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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