Churches Together events insurance
Many churches now enter into partnership with other churches locally to further their work and witness in the community. This often leads to the holding of special joint events, perhaps a Walk of Witness at Easter or a Celebration of Christmas.
Whatever the shared event may be, we recommend you arrange Public Liability insurance in the name of the Churches Together group. This will protect the officers and volunteers acting for the group, in the event that those actions were negligent. Also, if equipment is owned or hired it would be prudent to arrange cover for this.
When arranging joint events, officers may be asked by local authorities to confirm insurance details if for instance, Churches Together are planning to use the public highway or a shopping precinct. This underlines the importance of arranging cover.
Further to discussions with Churches Together in England, Methodist Insurance is able to offer the following annual public liability policy with a limit of indemnity of £5 million which will provide cover in respect of the following activities:
Usual regular management meetings of Churches Together groups.
Up to three major events a year including Walk of Witness at Easter, Pentecost Parades and Carol Singing at Christmas.
Up to three other awareness raising events either organised by another body e.g. Carnival committee or village fete or an event organised by Churches Together where there are less than 250 people attending such as a family picnic day.
Where groups have more extensive activities such as summer play schemes, care in the community or breakfast clubs then additional premiums would be necessary. Employers’ liability cover and products liability cover can also be added to the policy.
A family of shared faith and witness
Churches Together is a national body set up in 1990 by many different Christian churches and denominations.
Where those who share the same basic calling and journey towards full visible unity in Christ join forces to co-ordinate their activities, they are acting as Churches Together.