We are delighted that we can officially announce that Rev G Withers will be our new vicar. Watch this space for more details but we hope that Rev Withers will be able to finish up his current role and be licensed for ministry in these parishes in the not too distant future. Please keep on praying for a smooth transition and great start here.
The parish of Barton : St Michael is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. As a church, we have adopted the Church of England's safeguarding policy 'Promoting a Safer Church': See https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2017-11/cofe-policy-statement.pdf
If you are concerned that someone you know about may be suffering harm please contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer, Mrs A Strong via [email protected] or the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Joanna Van Lachterop, on e-mail: [email protected] or tel: 07458 016884.
(Postal address : Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Diocese of Carlisle, Church House, 19-24 Friargate, Penrith, CA11 7XR)
If neither of the above are available and you believe a person to be at immediate risk, please contact Cumbria Children’s Services (https://cumbriasafeguardingchildren.co.uk/parents/default.asp) on 0333 240 1727, or the police using 999.
The Diocese of Carlisle’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs (https://www.carlislediocese.org.uk/safeguarding/).