Congregational has provided insurance solutions for over 125 years and we place policyholders firmly at the heart of our business. We provide good value products and exemplary service to our churches and are committed to supporting them in ways which extend beyond the provision of insurance. We actively support a number of faith based initiatives and this forms a major part of the Company’s core values.
Safer places of worship
We understand that churches are an important part of the community and we want to help customers protect their place of worship. This doesn’t just mean when things go wrong we want to help you prevent problems before they arise.
Our online resource ‘Safer Places of Worship’ gives church policyholders instant access to information on how to best protect their church buildings. It outlines practical steps to ensure a safer environment for worship and other church-related activities. It offers churches guidance in areas such as health & safety, security measures, fire prevention and legal requirements that may affect the day-to-day maintenance of churches. It also contains links to other related sites and documents to give more detailed information on specific areas of interest.
Faith Through a Lens
Faith Through a Lens, is Congregational’s annual photography competition which aims to profile the positive effects of faith within a diverse range of communities. The competition encourages amateur photographers from across the UK to capture the meaning of faith.
Each year an overall winner and two highly commended entries are chosen by our judging panel led by internationally acclaimed photojournalist Don McCullin. The three winning entrants nominate any UK registered charity, church, faith or community group to receive £1,000 worth of audio-visual or photography equipment of their choice, along with claiming £1,000 and £850 worth of personal prizes respectively.
For more information or to enter the competition visit www.faiththroughalens.co.uk
Sponsoring church initiatives
At Congregational we are committed to supporting the work undertaken by churches to establish and maintain projects within their local area. We currently organise and support two community award schemes alongside the United Reformed Church and Congregational Federation to recognise innovative community projects run by members of the congregation.
These schemes really do make a difference and have such a positive effect in the community. We hope that by highlighting the good work undertaken it encourages others to replicate this in their communities. Each winning project receives prize money in acknowledgment of the efforts of volunteers, church-workers and employees.
faith in action awards