St James Garlickhythe
Welcome to St James Garlickhythe.
We are a church in the heart of the City of London - disciples of Jesus Christ, dedicated to serving all people.
Our services are all drawn from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer.
Our principle service is a 1030 Sung Eucharist and there are also lunchtime Eucharists Monday to Thursday at 1215.
We are served by a number of professional and semi-professional choirs which draw on the best of the English choral repertoire.
We are also home to the Royal Jubilee Bells, cast for the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
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Fr Tim Handley SSC
At St James Garlickhythe, we believe every person has a value and dignity which comes directly from their being created in the image and likeness of God. This implies a duty to value and honour all people as bearing that image, 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.
The PCC of this Church agreed and adopted the above Policy at its meeting in 13/6/2017.
Further guidance can be found in the National Safeguarding Policies and Practice Guidance.
The National Church’s Parish Safeguarding Handbook provides further advice on responding to concerns.