Vocations Resources available

Ministry Division have recently launched a new set of resources to help explorers discerning a vocation to ministry, to equip clergy in growing vocations. These are available to order online and add to those already available on the Church Print Hub.

Waste collection and charging for churches

The Churches' Legislation Advisory Service has recently issued the following reminder about about exemption from charging for the collection of waste from churches and situations where the exemption might not apply, as follows. Paragraph 1 of Schedule 1 to the Controlled Waste Regulations 2012 classifies waste from a hereditament or premises exempt from local non-domestic rating by virtue of, in England and Wales, paragraph 11 of Schedule 5 to the Local Government Finance Act 1988 as household waste.

Maintenance Booker

The Diocese of Coventry, in collaboration with the Diocese of Birmingham and the National Churches Trust (NCT) is holding a FREE workshop for PCCs on using the MaintenanceBooker website on 3rd December.

A Church Near You can now be your church website and feature your news and photo

We're delighted to announce that new features on A Church Near You are now ready for you to explore. This includes lots of new elements that editors have requested. We hope you're as pleased with it as we are, and find these changes helpful as you get ready for Advent and Christmas.

Fire Extinguishers

The Methodist Church's website carries information about the state of the Fire Extinguisher Service contract for churches operated by Chubb Fire Limited – National Accounts Division Manchester (Click here for details.).

New funding will help Leicestershire churches guard against metal theft

The Leicestershire Historic Churches Trust has recently been awarded £50,000 by Allchurches Trust to help churches and chapels that wish to install a roof alarm.

Data Protection Guidance for PCCs

The National Church Institutions (NCIs) have issued guidance for PCCs on the new General Data Protection Regulations that come into effect in May 2018.

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