Digswell Village Church

Digswell Village Church is a gathering of Christians from different traditions, worshipping and working together in unity.  We are a Methodist Church working in a Partnership Agreement with the Anglican Parish of Digswell.

Our vision is to be a Christian focus at the heart of the neighbourhood where all are welcome, find peace and celebrate the joy of knowing God.

Our Mission is to grow as a community by:

- Encouraging one another through the challenges of life and faith, and

- Expressing God’s love to the world through outreach and care.     


Support our work in the Digswell community and service of God

Get in touch

Rev Rosemary Mutopo

Digswell Village Church
Warren Way, Digswell

Methodist Minister
01438 517960

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What's on

11am Sunday Service

Every Sunday at for 1 hour
Digswell Village Church
Warren Way Digswell Welwyn, AL6 0DU, United Kingdom

A recorded service on YouTube. Link:

All age worship every 4th Sunday


Digswell Village Church Safeguarding Policy

Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults Policy

The purpose of the church safeguarding policy is to check that procedures are in place and provide clarity about the roles and responsibilities of those trusted with promoting the church as a safe space for all its users.
The Methodist Church, along with the whole Christian community, believes each person has a value and dignity which comes directly from God’s creation in God’s own image and likeness. Christians see this as fulfilled by God’s re-creation of us in Christ. Among other things, this implies a duty to value all people as bearing the image of God and therefore to protect them from harm.
Digswell Village Church is committed to the safeguarding and protection of all children, young people and adults and affirms that the needs of vulnerable individuals at risk are paramount.
Digswell Village Church recognises that it has a particular care for all who are vulnerable whether as a result of disabilities or reduction in capacities or by their situation. It is recognised that this increased vulnerability may be temporary or permanent and may be visible or invisible, but that it does not diminish our humanity and our wish to affirm the gifts and graces of all God’s people.
This policy addresses the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults. It is intended to support the church in being a safe supportive and caring community for children, young people, vulnerable adults, for survivors of abuse, for communities and for those affected by abuse.
Digswell Village Church recognises the serious issue of the abuse of children, young people and vulnerable adults and recognises that this may take the form of physical, emotional, sexual, financial, spiritual, discriminatory, domestic or institutional abuse or neglect, abuse using social media, child sexual exploitation or human trafficking (slavery). It acknowledges the effects these may have on people and their development, including spiritual and religious development. It accepts its responsibility for ensuring that all people are safe in its care and that their dignity and right to be heard is maintained. It accepts its responsibility to support, listen to and work for healing with survivors, offenders, communities and those who care about them. It takes seriously the promotion of welfare so that each of us can reach our full potential in God’s grace.

Digswell Village Church commits itself to:
1. RESPOND without delay to any allegation or cause for concern that a child or vulnerable adult may have been harmed or may suffer harm, whether in the church or in another context. It commits itself to challenge the abuse of power of anyone in a position of trust.
2. IMPLEMENT the Methodist Church Safeguarding Policy, government legislation and guidance and safe practice in the circuit and in the churches.
3. PROVIDE support, advice and training for lay and ordained people to ensure that people are clear and confident about their roles and responsibilities in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults who may be vulnerable.
4. AFFIRM and give thanks for those who work with children, young people and vulnerable adults and also acknowledge the shared responsibility of all of us for safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults who are on our premises.