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Monitoring technology can bring churches peace of mind

Monitoring technology can bring churches peace of mind

Churches are major landmarks in rural and urban areas. Preserving ecclesiastical architecture from damaging conditions within a building, whether a chapel or cathedral, is as important as protection against the outside elements. This is where being forewarned is being...

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Joyful Joiners

Joyful Joiners

John Truscott is currently contributing a number of one-off articles. Recent titles in this series have included ‘Difficult decisions’, ‘Able Assistants’, ‘Mission metrics’, ‘Staff sessions’, ‘Handover help’ and ‘Filing features’. This time he considers how to...

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Streaming beyond the pandemic

Streaming beyond the pandemic

Just as plans for this issue of MEN (Maintenance and Equipment News for Churches and Schools) were under way, the United Kingdom Prime Minister, Rt Hon Boris Johnson announced the UK Government’s so-called Roadmap for, hopefully, ending the England Covid-19 pandemic...

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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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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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Handover Help

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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Protecting your Church from Metal Theft

Protecting your Church from Metal Theft

Ecclesiastical Insurance’s Risk Management Director Jo Whyman talks about metal theft, the challenges it presents churches and how you can prevent your church from becoming an easy target for thieves. Theft of metal is an ongoing challenge, and unfortunately one that...

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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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