Welcome to St. Swithun's, Woodborough
A Statement from The Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham
The Reverend Anthony Giles, Vicar of the United Benefice of Epperstone, Gonalston, Oxton and Woodborough, has agreed to step back from all ministerial duties and associated roles until further notice, pending the determination of a complaint made under Clergy Discipline Measure.
This does not mean that any view has been formed as to whether the complaint is true or likely to be true.
All parties involved have been offered support which is available to them on an ongoing basis.
The Revd Dr Stephen Hippisley-Cox, Area Dean for East Bingham, will work directly with the Church Wardens at this time. Tracey Akehurst, the Benefice Administrator, will co-ordinate all practical, day to day matters in relation to the benefice and can be contacted on [email protected]
Sunday Worship and Private Prayer
Under the current Covid-19 restrictions, St. Swithun's is closed for Sunday worship.
Online worship will continue. More details can be found on the Benefice newsletter.
In the meantime St. Swithun's will be open for private prayer (Sundays only) from 10.00a.m -3.00p.m
This is unsupervised so please follow the necessary social distancing protocol as set out under the Church of England guidelines. This will include wearing face coverings, and implementing a Test and Trace system.
Please do not attend church if you have any symptoms of Covid-19
We are 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 (PSO), Annie Hill . More specific information can be found on our Safeguarding page.
The Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham’s safeguarding pages contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (DSA) who advise our safeguarding officers. 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.