Churches: Security

Church Commissioners written question – answered at on 8 February 2024.

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To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what funds the Commissioners allocate to churches for (a) cameras, (b) alarms and (c) other security equipment.

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All churches are eligible to apply for the Home Office hate crime scheme if they need support with new or upgrading equipment or facilities.

The Benefact Trust has funded alarms for churches. More details are available on the Church of England website about how to support parishes with resources and advice:

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