Insurance and Property


This page was last updated at 08:36 on Friday 25 September 

(The * denotes a link to an external organisation. Please note that the London District is not responsible for the content of external websites.)

Test and Trace - updated as of 24 September 

TMCP have produced a helpful article regarding the legal requirements for Test & Trace and QR codes in response to the government's recent announcements - read more here.  The Methodist Church is also working on publishing more practical advice on this topic as soon as we can. 

You can also read the government guidance on Maintaining Records to Support Test and Trace.   

Updated guidance for Property re re-opening of church buildings (26 June)

The Government announced that Places of Worship can open from 4th July with certain restrictions.


The Opening of Churches for Worship guidance can be found on the Methodist Church in Britain website under themed headings to help trustees find the relevant guidance for their church.


Please also refer to government guidance the Safe Use of Places of Worship for further information. 

Updated guidance on Property (28 May 2020)

Updated guidance from the Methodist Church is now available on their website. It now contains guidance on the following matters:

  • Opening a Building Considerations

  • Property Projects & Repairs

  • Public Spaces and Outdoor Activity

  • Education in Early Years Settings

  • Other Property Users

  • Risk Assessments

  • Cleaning Regimes

  • Updates on some previous FAQ’s (dated)

  • New FAQ’s to responded to recent queries

Any queries please contact the District Property Officer, Kathleen Henriques-Brown or the Connexional Property Support Team.

Updated guidance on Property (19 May 2020)

The Methodist Church has issued new property related guidance for managing trustees, following the launch of the Government's new strategy to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. The guidance covers many topics including: 

  • Public spaces, outdoor activity and re-opening external places of exercise

  • Opening buildings

  • Education in Early Years Settings

  • Information on funding

Visit the website for more information.

*Methodist Church Update on Property: Updated Friday 15 May
The Conference Office, Connexional Property Team and TMCP are currently working together to develop a comprehensive set of property related guidance for managing trustees.  This guidance will be published over the coming days so please refer back to this page for further information. Provisionally it is planned cover areas such as –

  • Public space & outdoor activities

  • Construction – including repairs and maintenance

  • Early Years education & pre-schools

  • Other building users & tenants

  • Property Inspections & reopening buildings

  • Cleaning

  • Risk assessments

*Information and Guidance from TMCP

*Methodist Church Shield Insurance Policy - Your Questions Answered

If you have questions about your church insurance policy, you may wish to have a read of this statement from Methodist Insurance. It provides information on the cover that applies to church insurance policy including liability and employees working from home. Read the full statement here.

*Guidance on Property from the Methodist Church

Guidance from the Property Team at the Methodist Church can be accessed here and provides advice on good practice in relation to unoccupied churches. 

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