Important Notice [23rd March 2020]
Sadly I have to let you all know that from Monday 23rd March, all our Churches will be closed.
But, here at St Mary’s Parish in Eastham, we feel it is important to support national efforts to protect the most vulnerable in our communities, so we will be introducing ways to keep people socially connected either over the phone or online.
If you need any practical support or advice, please call Vicar Beth on 0151 327 2182 or Jean Cullen on 0151 327 3317
Prayers for our community, our nation and our world will be online for you to pray but will only have their full effect if we all commit to allow the love of God to work through us in how we treat those around us.
Where possible, let’s try to regularly call neighbours, making considerate decisions when shopping and support the efforts to protect the most vulnerable.
I will update you on all the new initiatives we will be creating though. Please keep checking here or on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/stmaryseastham
Please be assured of our prayers for you and your families in these challenging times.
With much love and every blessing xxx
Our three churches in the Parish are welcoming Anglican churches with diverse congregations from our local community and slightly beyond. We are a thriving, growing, laughing. loving and inclusive church which is built on the foundations of Scripture. We aim to ensure that everyone who comes to worship with us for any reason, is touched by the love of God. As Christians we aim to flood the parish and surrounding community with Jesus kingdom principles of justice, love and peace. If you are new to our Parish or if you have always lived in the area, we would love to get to know you, so please get in touch.
Revd Beth Glover
St Marys Church has adopted the Church of England’s Safeguarding procedures and guidelines. Please view Safeguarding for more information.
There is a new past cases review, known nationally as PCR2. All parishes are required to respond by checking records and reporting to the review all known cases of concern about the behaviour of clergy and church officers towards children and vulnerable adults.
This an important task and part of the Church’s ongoing scrutiny of its handling of safeguarding files. It is being carried out to ensureour churches are safer places for everyone. Individuals who wish to make representations to PCR2,or who need to come forward with information or make any disclosures regarding church-related abuse, are encouraged to make direct contact with the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Pauline Butterfield, on 07703 800031, or call the dedicated telephone helpline -0800 80 20 20 -operated independently fromthe Church, by the NSPCC.