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Trinity Church Christmas Tree Festival

David and Sandy had a wonderful time at Trinity URC, Wimbledon yesterday (7/12/17) at their third Christmas Tree Festival. Fundraising for Save the Children, the festival boasted 41 decorated Christmas Trees, plus a magnificent tree made from 100 Poinsettia plants! Fitting with the theme ‘Christmas around the...

ACAT Conference and AGM – Leeds

David was delighted to attend and speak at the ACAT Annual Conference and AGM in Leeds last week (15th November 2017). The conference was held at Bridge Street Community Church and the main theme of the day was ‘Managing Risk’ so David’s talk on “Insuring against...

Hirers’ Indemnity Extension by Congregational

Congregational have recently introduced a “Hirers' Indemnity” extension at modest additional premium. Details are attached for your kind attention. This is a complicated and often misunderstood subject. Churches often contact us to ask if they are covered for hirers. We explain that their own Public Liability...

ACAT Workshop – Goole

David was pleased to have been invited to attend another ACAT (Association of Church Accountants and Treasurers) Workshop on 26th October.  This time in Goole, he once again delivered his presentation on ‘Insuring against Risk’ as one of ACAT’s tutors. His talk was well received by...

Church Insurance terminology debunked

Insuring a church or place of worship can be complex, from knowing which policies are legal essentials to deciding what extra covers you require. Resources are precious, which is why it is important not to waste money on unnecessary cover while still ensuring your protection would...

ACAT Annual Conference and AGM

David was pleased to attend and speak at the ACAT Annual Conference and AGM in London this weekend (14th October 2017). Held at the Royal National Hotel, the theme of the conference was ‘Managing Risk’ so David’s talk on “Insuring against risk” was a hot topic...

We had our cakes and ate them!

Here at Edwards Insurance Brokers we're proud to say that we managed to raise £65 for Macmillan Cancer Support. We had our Macmillan Coffee Morning slightly later than the official date but still had a tasty time eating cupcakes, lemon drizzle cake, cheesecake and banana loaf...

Refurbishment and Re-dedication of URC Church House

David and Sandy were honoured to be invited to the Opening Celebrations of the newly refurbished Church House on Saturday 30th September. The building has been home to the head office of the United Reformed Church since it was rebuilt in 1956 after being bombed and...

Preparing your church to open as a night shelter

Preparing to open your church as a Night Shelter

As the winter nights draw in, Night Shelters offer a practical way to help the local community. Church and community-based shelters welcomed nearly 2,000 people across England and Wales in 2015, to provide an evening meal, a safe bed and breakfast for homeless community members. Running between November and March,...

Church in the Cyber Age

In June, the Church of England revealed plans to digitise its collection plates. Initially launching to 40 churches as a pilot scheme, worshippers will be able to donate by contactless card. National stewardship officer John Preston explained that the move aims to accommodate younger generations and people who no longer...