Expressions - Autumn/Winter 2023

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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Fundraising support for your church

We understand that fundraising for your church isn’t always easy and that no two churches or fundraising campaigns are the same. Working with fundraising specialists, we have developed a range of resources to help you apply for grants and ask for funds, as well as topical articles with different approaches to fundraising.

Visit our fundraising hub

Jubilatte coffee shop

Jubilant Jubilatte helped by grant

A Birmingham Baptist church is bringing people together in its busy high street coffee shop, thanks to a grant from Baptist Insurance.

The shop – called Jubilatte – operates within the sanctuary at New Life Baptist Church in Kings Heath, and was set up ten years ago. It was a great success – but then the COVID lockdowns hit.

Read more on this grant story

Monthly risk calendar

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Working alone

  • Working alone can present a number of hazards, including an increased risk of assault and/ or aggression. Review situations where people complete tasks on their own to check the adequacy of precautions in place to protect them.
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Flood safety

  • Climate change is resulting in more extreme weather events. Though it’s impossible to flood-proof your church properties, there are some simple actions you can take to reduce the damage caused.
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Happy Christmas

  • Christmas is a wonderful time of year, but special events and services, extra visitors and festive decorations in your church can increase the risks of accidents and damage. A little extra planning can help keep everyone safe.

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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