Defibrillators in churches

On 6 April, the Church of England tweeted “Did you know that hundreds of our churches have free Wi-Fi, defibrillators, post offices or a cafe? Find your nearest to visit this week by visiting“. The apparent nonsense of this “catch-all tweet” was captured by Archdruid Eileen (a.k.a. the Revd Gary Alderson) in the Beaker Folk of Husborne Crawley post Go to Church, Have a Cardiac Arrest. Nevertheless, the installation of defibrillators on church premises has been identified as an important issue for the Church, and in practice, this raises questions regarding their approval within the faculty jurisdiction, and issues of training and maintenance. Continue reading