Web ready pictures - free for churches to use
Paying for copyright on photographs, graphics and images can be costly. Many churches and charities use pictures copied off the internet - but this can lead to a bill for several hundred pounds per photograph if an electronic search picks up that you have a picture with no purchased license agreement. For all sorts of reasons, anyone running a website needs to have copyright cover or use their own photographs. See CTE Feature paper 'Alert - Photo and image copyright compliance' here.
As a result of the above, the CTE website is self sufficient for photographs. Further, as a service to the wider church, we want to make our photographs available. The photographs on this page are copyright free if churches and charities wish to use them. They have been supplied by members - and known personal contacts - of staff at CTE. Web managers for local churches and churches together groups can use these pictures without having to ask for permission. Acknowledgement is appreciated but not required.
Use these pictures if they are helpful. They are not in any priority order. To use an image, right click / copy and paste in a convenient place for your own web software to upload. Each image here has already been re-sized and compressed to be web ready and quick to upload.
Churches Together in England cannot be held responsible for the way in which pictures are used. They are here provided in good faith that they will be used responsibly and without commercial gain. They are for churches to use. All photographs have been taken in a public place and permission has been provided when required.
PDF CTE logo. For a PDF of the CTE logo (no words) for printing, banners, etc click here.
Alert re copyright. A CTE mailing on 06.07.12: Alert - Photo and image copyright compliance paper here.
Copyright information. A website about the rights of stock photo supplies is: www.stockphotorights.com
'Creative Commons' mechanism for photo sharing and simple protocol to use copyright free images: www.creativecommons.org
Freefoto. An independant photographer with good links to CTE: www.freefoto.com