St Peter & St Paul
'SHOWING THE LOVE OF GOD IN WORSHIP AND ACTION'
We welcome those who are single, married, divorced, widowed, gay, confused, really rich, comfortable, or struggling to pay their bills.
We welcome crying babies, excited toddlers, tweens and teens who are convinced that this will be “boooring”. We welcome parents, those who long to be parents and those who are happy they aren’t. We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60 but not grown up yet.
We welcome you whether you can sing like an angel or are as tuneless as the rest of us. You’re welcome here if you are “just visiting”, “just woken up”, or just got out of prison. We welcome you if you’re having problems, feeling fed-up or are here because you have to be so you can get married in this church.
We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now or had religion shoved down their throat as kids. We welcome seekers, doubters, atheists, agnostics and the ‘spiritual but not religious’. We don’t care if you’re more Christian than the Archbishop of Canterbury, haven’t been to church since you went with school or have never been.
You are welcome here for God welcomes all of us: whoever we are, wherever we’re from, whatever we’ve done.
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: Amy Whant, Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinator, 07821674089
or email, [email protected]
In the Diocese: Julian Hodgson Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor, Safeguarding Team, 07917 693285 or email, [email protected]
Out of Hours for Children & Adults:
Nottinghamshire: 0300 456 4546
Nottingham City Council: 0115 876 1000
Bawtry: 01302 796 000
The Church of England is undertaking a second review of files held in all dioceses and parishes to ensure that churches and church related activities are as safe as possible for children and vulnerable adults
Known as the Past Cases Review 2, it aims to identify both good practice and institutional failings in the way that allegations of abuse have been handled in the past. It will also provide recommendations on how practice and processes can be improved.
Individuals who wish to make representations to the PCR2 process, or who need to come forward with information, or make any disclosures regarding church related abuse, are encouraged to make direct contact with the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA) on 01636 817200 or email [email protected]
However, recognising that for those with a lived experience of abuse from within the church may not feel comfortable, a dedicated telephone helpline - 0800 80 20 20 - operated independently from the church, by the NSPCC, has been set up. Anyone can use the helpline to provide information or to raise concerns regarding abuse within the Church of England; whether they are reporting issues relating to children, adults or seeking to whistle blow about poor safeguarding practice.’