Expressions - Spring/Summer 2024

Welcome to the latest issue of Expressions, the twice-yearly newsletter from Baptist Insurance.

Expressions brings together our latest news and helpful advice for you and your church.

Featured stories

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Enriching the lives of others

Sharing with you a few of the many exciting stories from those who have benefitted from our long-running grants programme.

Grants come from how we operate – instead of making profits paid out as dividends to shareholders, we return any surplus to the Baptist family to help you reach out to those around you.

Read more grant stories

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Unlocking funding to 'green' your churches

Climate change is one of the biggest and most important issues facing the world today – how can churches respond? Given that one key to lowering carbon emissions is reducing energy consumption (and hence bills) there should be a win-win, but where do you start?

More about unlocking funding

Monthly risk calendar

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  • Events are a great way to engage with the wider community and raise vital funds. Larger events or unusual fundraising activities can present additional risks. These may need to be properly managed to ensure everyone remains safe and your event a success.
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Fire risk assessment

  • Have you reviewed your fire risk assessment? All churches need to complete a suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment to comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 or The Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 which should be periodically reviewed to remain valid.
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Working at height

  • Falls from height can result in serious injury. Identify circumstances where tasks or access at height may be required and check the precautions you have taken are adequate.

The risk calendar marks key risks throughout the year to help you protect your church and those who use it. You can download a PDF version of the risk calendar to save or put up at your church.

Visit the risk calendar

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Church guidance notes

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