St john's southall  Green

0208 5740722

admin@stjohnsouthall.org.uk

St John's Parish Centre

Havelock Road, Southall

UB2 4NT

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©2018 by St John Southall Green

ST JOHN'S CHURCH SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT

Every person has a value and dignity which comes directly from the creation of male and female in God’s own image and likeness. Christians see this potential as fulfilled by God’s re-creation of us in Christ. This implies a duty to value all people as bearing the image of God and therefore to protect them from harm.

  • We accept and endorse the principles set out in ‘Safeguarding in the Diocese of London’.

  • We commit ourselves to nurture, protect and safeguard all our members, particularly children, young people and vulnerable adults.

  • We recognise that safeguarding is the responsibility of the whole church community.

  • We undertake to exercise proper care in the selection, appointment, training and support of those working in both paid and voluntary positions with children or vulnerable adults, including the use of Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosures and making appropriate referrals to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

  • We will respond without delay to concerns or allegations that a child or vulnerable adult may have been harmed, cooperating with the police and social care services in any investigation.

  • We will challenge any abuse of power by anyone in a position of trust.

  • We will seek to offer pastoral care and support to anyone who has suffered abuse, developing with them appropriate pastoral support.

  • We will seek to offer pastoral care and support, including supervision and referral to the proper authorities, to any member of our church community known to have offended against a child, young person or vulnerable adult.

If you have any concerns please contact our Safeguarding Officer. 

 

Suzanne Farrell

email: suzannef@stjohnsouthall.org.uk

Tel: 0208 574 0722

If there is immediate risk or danger, please contact the Police on 101

Helplines

NSPCC: 0808 800 5000

Childline: 0800 1111

Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900

NAPAC: 0808 801 0331

Samaritans: 116 123

BAPTISMS / WEDDINGS / FUNERALS

Baptism

Baptism is an outward sign publicly marking the start of a lifelong journey as a Christian, and membership of the Church community. Our baptisms usually take place in our main 10.30am service.

To find out more about baptism please see the Church of England's website on Baptism.

Enquiries about baptisms can be made at the church office or through a member of the clergy team.
 

Confirmation

At Confirmation, those baptised as infants confirm for themselves the promises made on their behalf by their parents and godparents at baptism. Confirmation services with the Bishop of Willesden are held at St John’s every two years and are preceded by a course which explores more about the Christian faith.

To find out more about Confirmation, please see the Church of England's website on Confirmation.

Enquiries about Confirmation can be made at the church office or through a member of the clergy team.

Weddings and Marriage Blessings

If you live in the parish and would like to explore the possibility of a Christian wedding at St John’s then please contact the church office or speak to a member of the clergy.

If you have had a civil marriage in the UK or abroad you may be able to have a marriage blessing at St John’s. To find out more about planning your wedding/marriage blessing, please see the Church of England's website on weddings.

Funerals

If you live in the parish and would like to hold a Christian funeral for a family member or friend who has died, then please contact a member of the clergy team. To find out more about church funerals, please see the Church of England's website on funerals.

All Saints Day: a chance to remember every year

Every year on the first Sunday in November we have a special service to remember friends, neighbours and family members who have died. If you would like the names of your loved ones to be read out, you can do so in person during the church service or send us their details and requests for prayer. Please send this information to the vicar Anna Poulson annapoulson@btinternet.com.

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