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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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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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Cyber Events for All

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

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

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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