St John the Divine
Upper Selsdon Road
We hope that the you enjoy our site and find all the information you are looking for. Please don't hesitate to contact either Jenny Rowley the Rector or Amanda Sinclair our Parish Administrator
Jenny has recently changed her email details you can contact her by telephoning 0208 657 2343 or
emailing her at email@example.com
Amanda can be contacted at the parish office on
0208 6579466 between 9am-2pm Mon to Thur
or 07958 682103 leave a message and she will get back to you asap.
You can also email Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org
Amanda deals with the day to day running of the hall bookings and also Parish administration if you have a query please call or email
The children of the congregation with their candles at the Pentecost Service
Every year at Easter time we ask the children to take a seed kit home and grow some plants for our Children's Garden at the front of the church
We ask the children to then bring them back at the beginning of June and they help to plant their flowers in the garden.
Looking forward to seeing some lovely colour in the garden soon.
We are delighted to report that work is well under way on the building of the new Garden Room! Work started in December 2018 and is expected to be finished at the end of May 2019. This has only been possible due to the fundraising support from the whole community and generous funding from Viridor Credits, Garfield Weston Foundation, Allchurches Trust and the City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, City Bridge Trust.
This ambitious project will provide a pleasant, quality built, modern and fully accessible facility to meet local needs within the whole community. The room will be sited on the south western side of the church overlooking the Garden of Remembrance and will be easily accessible directly from the main church building but can also be closed off as a separate space with an external door from the garden. There will also be improved access into and around the whole church building. The room will accommodate around 20 people comfortably and provide a purpose-built refreshment hub and fully accessible toilet facilities including a baby changing area. The project is community focused for the use of groups and individuals within the Selsdon area in addition to church groups.
Reverend Jenny Rowley, Rector of St John’s, said “We are very grateful to the local community for their support in fundraising activities and also to Viridor Credits, Garfield Weston Foundation, Allchurches Trust and the City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, City Bridge Trust for awarding grants towards the Garden Room project - we would like to express our thanks for their support for this important community focused facility which will be of real value to the people of Selsdon both now and in years to come”
If you would like more information about the project or how to get involved, please contact Jenny email@example.com
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Our Parish Safeguarding Officers are:
The Revd Jenny Rowley: Tel 0208 657 2343
Amanda Sinclair: Tel 07958 682103
Susan Tilley: Tel 0203 853 7448
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team on 020 7939 9423 or, in an emergency, 07982 279713
If a child or vulnerable adult is in immediate danger 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