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 the latest revision of our formal Safeguarding Policy and Procedure on 9th March 2023.

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 - Virginia Knight Tel: 07896 916840
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Churchwarden - Jane Nicholson Tel: 07990 552413 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Churchwarden - Jonathan Stead 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 588917 (office hours, Mon-Fri)
0303 003 1111 (other times)
Online reporting form

 

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).

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Eucharist (in church & online)
Sun 25 Feb at 10:00am
Contemplative Iona Service
Sun 25 Feb at 5:00pm
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Sun 3 Mar at 10:00am
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Sun 17 Mar at 10:00am
Choral Evensong
Sun 17 Mar at 4:30pm
Eucharist (in church)
Thu 21 Mar at 11:00am
Eucharist (in church & online)
Sun 24 Mar at 10:00am
Contemplative Iona Service
Sun 24 Mar at 5:00pm
Eucharist (in church)
Thu 28 Mar at 11:00am

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