Christ Church Pennington

Christ Church Pennington is a Christ-centred, Anglican, evangelical church in Leigh which holds both the modern and historic together in style, relies on the Bible and Holy Spirit together in worship, and seeks to be a community of both young and old disciples of Jesus to the glory of God.

The parish of Pennington: Christ Church is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer(s), PSOs. The Diocese of Manchester’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our PSOs. If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the DSA. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority Children or Adults Services.

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Revd Jack Shepherd

Christ Church Vicarage
Schofield Street


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Sunday Morning Service - In Church & LiveStreamed!

Every Sunday at for 1 hour, 15 mins
Christ Church Pennington
Schofield Street Pennington Leigh, WN7 4HT, United Kingdom

You are welcome to join us each Sunday morning at 10.30am for our weekly family worship service.

1st Sunday - 10.30am All-age service, 6.30pm Evensong or BCP Communion
2nd Sunday - 8am BCP Communion, 10.30am Morning Praise
3rd Sunday - 10.30am Communion, 6.30pm Worship and Prayer Service
4th Sunday - 8am BCP Communion, 10.30am Morning Praise
5th Sunday - 10.30am Morning Praise

The 10.30am services will also be livestreamed.

We will aim to start LiveStreaming from 10.25am and the service will start at 10:30am.

Here’s how you can ‘tune-in’
- On Facebook, search for ‘Christ Church Pennington’. It’s a public page that anyone can access.
- On YouTube, again search for ‘Christ Church Pennington’. You can also use this link:
- If you have a Smart TV with YouTube access you can watch too. Search for ‘Christ Church Pennington’.

Be sure to ‘like’ our Facebook page and subscribe to our YouTube channel so that you can stay connected with everything that’s coming up.

Share these details with your friends and family, anyone is welcome to join in.

We look forward to you joining us on Sunday mornings whether its face to face in church or from your homes.

We have a variety of special services coming up for Christmas

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Christ Church Pennington regards safeguarding children and young people, and good working practice as a priority.

Safeguarding Policy
As a parish/church we follow the Church of England Parish Safeguarding Handbook.

Parish Safeguarding Officers (PSO):
Christ Church Pennington
Judith Pitt: [email protected]

Sports Village Church:
Barbara Isherwood: [email protected]

Information and training
The ‘Promoting a Safer Church’ poster is displayed prominently within our church/parish

All those working with children and adults at risk have undergone safer recruitment and received safeguarding training and support.

Reporting a concern
Any safeguarding concerns in a parish should be brought to the attention of your local Parish Safeguarding Officer(s) (PSO) in the first instance, who can seek further advice from Abbey Clephane-Wilson, the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA), as necessary.

Safeguarding concerns in a school/university/prison/healthcare setting should be raised with the relevant organisation’s Safeguarding team. If the concern involves one of our chaplains, please also contact Abbey Clephane-Wilson, the diocesan safeguarding officer directly.

Diocesan Safeguarding Team
Abbey’s contact details are:

Telephone: 0161 828 1451

Mobile: 07436 589606

Email: Please use the contact form on the diocesan website

Address: Diocesan Secretary’s Office, Church House, 90 Deansgate, M3 2GH

Links to the Diocesan Safeguarding Team

Urgent help
If you need to make urgent contact with the diocese regarding a safeguarding incident outside of office hours, contact thirtyone:eight (formerly CCPAS) on 0303 003 1111.

If a child/young person is at immediate risk of harm, then you should contact the police and children’s services – Leigh Police – 0161 856 7225, Children’s Services 01942 828300

Finding support
We understand reporting abuse may be very difficult and that not everyone may want to contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team. Below is a list of other agencies that are available to assist either on a 24-hour basis or through specialist helplines and services:

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline:
0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.

0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.

National Domestic Violence Helpline:
0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.

Samaritans Helpline:
116 123 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.

Action on Elder Abuse Helpline:
080 8808 8141 (freephone Monday to Friday 9-5pm).

Christ Church Pennington Charity No. 1130715