Church Manses and The Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015 
Churches in England need to be aware that from 1 October 2015 the new Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Regulations will apply to their manses and any other residential tenancies.

These regulations were only approved by Parliament in mid-September but will be enforced immediately. 
Private sector landlords are required from 1 October 2015 to have at least one smoke alarm installed on every storey of their property and a carbon monoxide alarm in any room containing a solid fuel burning appliance (e.g. a coal fire or wood burning stove).

After that, the landlord must make sure the alarms are in working order at the start of each new tenancy. 
The requirements will be enforced by local authorities who can impose a fine of up to £5,000 where a landlord fails to comply with a remedial notice.

Churches need to ensure that their manses comply with these requirements whether they are occupied by a minister or by any other tenant. 
A detailed and helpful Q&A booklet is available here. 
More general information can be found in guideline leaflets PM06 Manse Occupancy and PM04 Letting a Manse which can be found on the Baptists Together website.