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Our new guidance Protecting your church's treasures is now available. It is intended to help you protect your church treasures so that they can be enjoyed by all. In the event of a theft our new church crime alert line is now available on 020 7898 1860 or by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click here for our new guidance Protecting your church's treasures

A seperate document deals with Personal Safety.

Personal safety

Our sponsors, Ecclesiastical Insurance Group encourage churches to be open during daylight hours and provide guidance and training on tackling and preventing crime in churches. You can access their advice on church security here.

As many of our buildings are listed much crime against them is Heritage Crime. Specific advice on heritage crime is available from English Heritage

If you are worried you may be a target you can inform your police neighbourhood team and tell them about your concerns. This will be used to inform decisions over priorities for the community in local policing. Find your nearest local neighbourhood policing team by entering your postcode here.

If you are planning to install security measures that will be secured to the building please contact your Diocesan Adviosry Committee (DAC) for advice.