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.

February 2020

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.

More details can be found on our page here or on the diocean website.