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...
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...
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...
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...
Retaining Records – Part 2

Retaining Records Part 1

John Truscott is currently contributing a number of one-off articles, although this particular one comes in two parts. This time and next he recommends churches to set up a Document Retention Policy. In this and in the second part in the next issue I consider what...
Focus on Professional Church Trades

Focus on Professional Church Trades

Looking after a church building is a complex and challenging task. Whether it is a Grade I listed medieval country church, a Victorian inner city chapel or even a modern suburban building, finding expert help can be a time consuming task. That’s why the National...