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If you need advice on anything to do with Independent church life here in the UK then it's a good idea to come and talk to us first.

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FIEC Practical Services has often been the first point of call for churches seeking practical advice on all manner of subjects. Articles giving relevant advice and information are regularly uploaded and updated on the FIEC website so that you can more easily find the information you need. You can make sure you don’t miss any of these by subscribing to FIEC’s Weekly Digest email - simply click ‘Receive our newsletters’ at the top of the website and tick the Weekly Digest option.

Click here to see a complete list of our advice resources.

Our experience of working with independent evangelical churches means that the advice we are able to offer to churches is formulated to cover all sorts of issues, ranging from employment to registration of churches to Charity Commission requirements. We look at each situation as it comes to us and offer a tailor made solution to the problems and requests that churches present to us.

If you need to contact us to discuss any aspect of church life for which you require advice, help or assistance, then please contact Emma Shirtcliffe on 01858 411569 or email

FIEC Practical Services is the trading name of The Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches Limited (FIEC Ltd.). FIEC Ltd. is a Registered Charity in England and Wales No. 251395, a Company incorporated in England No. 225717, and a Charity Registered in Scotland SC039913.

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    Children and vulnerable adults should be totally safe within our churches to learn about Jesus and to enjoy Christian fellowship without being put at risk. We do this primarily because it honours God, but we also want to make sure that we’re acting above reproach in the eyes of children’s parents, our communities and the Government.

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    What do you do if your church has no one who wants to be a trustee or has experience of property? Who do you need to contact if you change your trustees?

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    Model documents

    How do you draw up a contract of employment? What information needs to be in your church governing document? What kind of agreement do you need in place if we want to rent out church property?

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