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Frozen pipes and church buildings

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If churches are connected to a mains water supply and it is safe to do so then it may be advisable to turn off the stopcock before the system unfreezes.

This can lessen potential damage caused by undiscovered leaks, as the only water likely to flow into the church is what remains in the pipe, rather than it coming straight from the mains in a continuous flow.

More advice regarding frozen pipes and looking after your church building in cold weather can be found on the Ecclesiastical Insurance website.

Please do not make a special journey to your church if travelling conditions are unsafe. People should not put themselves in harm’s way if there is a risk of falling over or slipping on ice and snow.