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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

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

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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Cyber Events for All

There is an old saying that “Necessity is the mother of invention”, but during the recent Corona Virus pandemic many of us have somehow been persuaded that it has become necessary to invent, or possibly to re-invent, ways of coping with all manner of situations. A...

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Creating a Dementia friendly environment

On reflection, it seems almost inconceivable that a word embracing many variations of what is increasingly being recognised as a disease for which a cure is sought after, should be confined to the Orwellian vaults of room 101. Not surprisingly, perhaps, the noun in...

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Mission Metrics

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

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Funding boost for historic and community churches

St Bartholomew the Great, London 31 churches and chapels are being helped with grants totalling over £330,000 thanks to the National Churches Trust. Broadcaster and journalist Huw Edwards, Vice President of the National Churches Trust, said: “The UK's historic...

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Maintenance and risk management need not be a daunting task

Our Risk Maintainence Calendar to help you plan ahead 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 and risk management...

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Professional Creativity: Part Two

In the autumn 2019 issue of MEN, Eric Thorn updated us with some of his informative and constructive tips for using projection software. In response, some readers posed queries or simply wanted further information on specific items. So, we asked Eric to continue this...

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Able Assistants

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

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Professional creativity

Quite a few years ago, Eric Thorn produced a number of features introducing constructive tips for using projection software. Since that time, he has been receiving a slow, but sure, stream of enquiries pertaining to what are probably the most popular projection...

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Difficult decisions

John Truscott normally writes articles for us in series but, for a change, is currently contributing a number of one-offs. So far he has covered ‘Worrying websites’, ‘Global giving’, ‘Changing churches’ and ‘Eco-education’. This time he provides practical ideas for...

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Don’t slip up when it comes to health and safety

According to specialist insurer Ecclesiastical, slips and trips are the most common cause of injury to people visiting churches in the UK. In fact, the insurer says they accounts for more than a third of all personal injury claims for its church customers. While most...

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