All Saints' Parish Church, Misterton
Across the Oswaldbeck Benefice, churches are taking the relaxation of Coronavirus restrictions very seriously. Wearing a face covering is still recommended, along with use of hand sanitiser, and the NHS Test & Trace QR code (or completing the register of attendance). All the pews have been opened, but people attending church are advised to sit where they can maintain distance between themselves and anyone not in their 'bubble'. Holy Communion is delivered in one kind only and singing may be limited to one or two hymns. This will be updated shortly.
See the post elsewhere giving details of services, when and where. The church continues to be open for private worship on Sundays and Wednesdays from 10.00am to 4.00pm. On Wednesdays, there is a service of Morning Worship at 10.00am for around half an hour. If you're going into the church, everyone is urged to be cautious. In addition to the above, please remember that if wishing to light a votive candle in memory of a loved one, bring your own lighter or matches.
Go to the church's Facebook page for links to the Bishop's Start the Day and other online services.
START THE DAY
Within our own Diocese, Bishop Paul and Sarah produce a series of monthly morning briefings. You can find them on this Church's Facebook page (All Saints' Parish Church Misterton) along with a lot more news.
Ensuring that children and young people, as well as adults, are kept safe whilst in our care is an integral part of our church life. If you have any concerns about safeguarding please contact:
In the Parish: Hazel Brand, Parish Safeguarding Officer, 01427 891376
In the Benefice, Hugo Dunkley, Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinator, 01777 816003
In the Diocese: 01636 817200 during working hours. For non-urgent advice and queries, e-mail the safeguarding team at [email protected]
Out of Hours for Children & Adults: Nottinghamshire: 0300 456 4546
If you have an immediate or emergency safeguarding concern, contact the Police on 999 or statutory agencies for:
A child or vulnerable adult in Nottinghamshire – MASH (Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub) 0300 500 8080
A child in Nottingham City – Child & Families Direct 0115 876 4800
A vulnerable adult in Nottingham City – 0300 131 0300 (Out of hours Duty team 0300 456 4546).
SAFEGUARDING POLICY ADOPTED
At the meeting of the Parochial Church Council (PCC) on Monday 26 April 2021, it was unanimously agreed to adopt the policy, Promoting a Safer Church. A copy can be found online at https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2017-11/cofe-policy-statement.
It outlines Misterton Parish Church's commitment to:
- promoting a safer environment and culture
- safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children, young people, and vulnerable adults within the Church
- responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation
- caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons
- caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons
- responding to those that may pose a present risk to others.