Safer Places of Worship

Unoccupied Buildings

When places of worship become unoccupied they become more vulnerable to damage and are more at risk from fire, theft, malicious damage and water damage.

If your church becomes unoccupied, you must advise your insurance provider straight away. They may reduce your cover and apply additional terms and requirement to your policy. Please contact your insurance provider for more specific information.


If your building is unoccupied you can take some simple steps to help prevent damage by ensuring that the building continues to be well maintained and secure. Please see the security section for more information.