Get ready for the autumn – September 2021

As the autumn begins to approach, now is a good time to ensure that your annual gas safety check and boiler service has been carried out as the cooler days begin to become more frequent and your church heating begins to be switched on. 

An electrical fixed wire test should be carried out on your church property every five years (please click on the link to the Government guidelines for further information: Government guidelines – five yearly electrical inspections).  This time of the year is a good time to check that your electrical fixed wire test certificate is in date and that an electrician has carried out your annual Portable Appliance Testing (PAT). 

Although it is a little too early in the year for frosts and cold snaps, it is always worth checking for any water leaks and the location of your stopcock and to ensure that everything is in full working order.  Now is also a good time to ensure that your gutters are securely fastened and not leaking and that they are free of any debris in order to prevent water overflow once the warm summer transitions to more autumnal weather. 

Church Growth Trust have a list of known suppliers who have been used by our churches for gas and electrical safety testing and other building work.  Please get in touch if you would like further information of known suppliers in your areas by contacting us at enquiries@churchgrowth.org.uk