New Counter-Terrorism Advice for Churches

31/08/2016 from UK

  • New counter-terrorism advice suggests churches should have a ‘bouncer’ on the door throughout services to improve security.
  • As an expert has warned small parish churches are more at risk of attack that larger places of worship.
  • The advice says: “The job of the person on the door is to delay any offenders (including those who are not terrorists) so that the police can arrive and deal with them”.
  • New guidance issued after the murder of a French priest by Islamic State supporters advises churches should fit CCTV and personal attack alarms.




With increased attention and demand on security, it can be argued that a distinction between narrow and wide security and where it is diverted. While the state looks towards its own security (the state) others would place it on the overall security complex of the region.