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Due to the Governments new restrictions we will now be able to open for our normal services in the Church.
We will start the return to church on Sunday 6th December at 10 am for our Eucharist service.
We will still open up the church for private prayer on Thursdays 10am -12noon so please pop in if you wish to have a quiet reflect.
Also our Christmas card post box will be in the church from 1st December
The tree will be dedicated at our Quiet Christmas Service on Tuesday 22nd December at 7.30pm
Christmas can be a difficult time if you have lost a loved one
This year St John’s is again offering the opportunity to remember those we never forget by placing a label decoration on the Christmas Remembrance Tree
Please click the link below to find out how to get your label and find out more info
Whether you are giving as a one off or on a regular basis, if you are a tax payer, this can be worth an extra 25% to the church through Gift Aid giving.
The Gift Aid forms, either for single or regular giving are available to download.
Once completed kindly forward for the attention of Michael Lishmund or Amanda - via the Parish Office.
Thank you for giving this valuable means of income your consideration.
Please click here to download forms
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A poem sent in by Gill Sharpe
This is the time to be slow,
Lie low to the wall
Until the bitter weather passes.
Try, as best you can, not to let
The wire brush of doubt
Scrape from your heart
All sense of yourself
And your hesitant light
If you remain generous,
Time will come good;
And you will find your feet
Again on fresh pastures of promise,
Where the air will be kind
And blushed with beginning.
by poet/priest, John O”Donohue
Our Parish Safeguarding Officers are:
Amanda Sinclair: Tel 07958 682103
Susan Tilley: Tel 0203 853 7448
Or email: email@example.com
Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers contact details:
Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Hugh Constant 0207 9399423/ 07982 2798713
Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers, Marie Daly and Louise Vernon
Marie Daly firstname.lastname@example.org 020 7939 9441 Mobile 07946 255295
Louise Vernon email@example.com 020 7939 9462 Mobile 07946 255622
OUT OF HOURS PHONE NUMBER 0208 38746743
Information about where to get help with child and adult safeguarding
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.
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours).
Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.
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).
If a child or vulnerable adult is in danger please call 999
We aim to create a safe environment where children and young people are nurtured and protected and where all people, and especially those who may be vulnerable for any reason, are able to worship and pursue their faith journey with encouragement and in safety.
To this end St John’s follows the policies and guidelines set out in the Diocesan publication A Safe Church, a copy of which can be accessed on the link above to view the church’s policies and protocols on
· Safeguarding Children and Young People
· Safeguarding Adults who may be Vulnerable
· Domestic Abuse Policy
· E-Safety Protocols
St John’s follows the national legal and procedural framework for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and Church of England policy and practice. We will respond promptly to any complaints made and will always work in close partnership with the diocesan safeguarding team, police and social care services where children or vulnerable adults have been harmed or are at risk of harm or mistreatment. Our primary aim is to provide safe recruitment, training and support to our voluntary and paid workers with children and vulnerable adults.
Social Care Institute of Excellence (SCIE)
The Church of England’s National Safeguarding Team has commissioned the Social Care Institute of Excellence (SCIE) to help improve how the Church treats people who have been abused or are at risk of harm. It is seeking the views of people with first-hand experience to find out what a good response from the Church should look like. The results of this survey will complement learning from independent audits by SCIE of safeguarding arrangements in all Church of England dioceses across the country. Information on this survey can be found