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A liberal & inclusive church, seeking God through beauty in our worship, honesty in our faith & doubt, & service in our community

At Christ Church we are committed to the safety of all people who come into contact with the church and take safeguarding seriously. All of our Clergy, staff and volunteers who are in contact with children, young people or vulnerable adults have undergone DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks.

Our Trustees adopted our formal Safeguarding Policy and Procedure at their meeting on 7th September 2017.

Further information on the national and diocesan safeguarding policies, to which we also adhere, can be found here:

 

We are committed to:

  • The care, nurture of, and respectful pastoral ministry of, all children, young people and adults
     
  • The safeguarding and protection of all children and adults
     
  • The establishment of a safe, caring community which provides an environment where there is a culture of informed vigilance regarding the dangers of abuse,
    and where victims of abuse can report or disclose abuse and find support
     
  • The promotion of best practice that contributes to the prevention of abuse

In all principles we will follow legislation, guidance and recognised good practice.

 

Contact information

If you have any concerns about the possible abuse of a child, young person or vulnerable adult, please contact:

Christ Church's Safeguarding Officer and churchwarden - Lewis Boyd Tel: 07739 989639 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Churchwarden - Janet Mahto  Tel: 01225 424860 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Our Priest-in-Charge - Lore Chumbley Tel: 07595 294146 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The Diocesan Safeguarding Team  Tel: 01749 685135 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

You can also contact one of the following organisations who can provide support for those suffering abuse:

  • NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.
     
  • Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.
     
  • Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.
     
  • Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 (free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm).

Upcoming Services

Sung Eucharist with Junior Church
Sun 26 Jan at 10:00am
Eucharist followed by coffee
Thu 30 Jan at 11:00am
Sung Eucharist with Junior Church
Sun 2 Feb at 10:00am
Eucharist followed by coffee
Thu 6 Feb at 11:00am
BCP Eucharist
Sun 9 Feb at 8:00am
Sung Eucharist with Junior Church
Sun 9 Feb at 10:00am
Eucharist followed by coffee
Thu 13 Feb at 11:00am
Sung Eucharist with Junior Church
Sun 16 Feb at 10:00am
Choral Evensong
Sun 16 Feb at 4:30pm
Eucharist followed by coffee
Thu 20 Feb at 11:00am
Sung Eucharist with Junior Church
Sun 23 Feb at 10:00am
Eucharist followed by coffee
Thu 27 Feb at 11:00am
Sung Eucharist with Junior Church
Sun 1 Mar at 10:00am

Latest Events

The Cedar Tree Community Cafe
Fri 31 Jan 11:00am-1:30pm
Choir Practice
Fri 31 Jan 7:30pm-9:00pm
Pilgrim Group
Thu 6 Feb 7:30pm-9:30pm
The Cedar Tree Community Cafe
Fri 7 Feb 11:00am-1:30pm
Choir Practice
Fri 7 Feb 7:30pm-9:00pm