St Michael and All Angels
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 : Safeguarding Co-orindator Alan Stanley Tel: 01623 882683
In the Diocese: Donna Bernard-Carlin, Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser Tel: 01636 817200
Out of hours for Children & Adults:
Nottinghamshire: 0300 456 4546
Nottingham City Council 0115 876 1000
Farnsfield St. Michael Parochial Church Council (PCC) are intending to abide by the regulations for the care and maintenance of churchyards provided by the Chancellor of the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham, to Farnsfield Churchyard. To this effect, the council has placed notices on the main external church notice boards and in the churchyard itself, informing those caring for grave plots and memorial stones in the gardens of remembrance, as to what is permitted under faculty.
We would ask that all those who visit the churchyard for the purpose of refreshing flowers, please read the regulations and make arrangements to remove any items not permitted by Sunday 1st July 2018. After that date the PCC will reserve the right to package and label unauthorised items for collection from the rear of the clock tower.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM ST MICHAEL’S CHURCH
CHURCH SERVICES HAVE NOW RESUMED
Services will held on alternate Sundays throughout August and September at 9.30am
16 August - Holy Communion
30 August - Service of the Word
06 September - Holy Communion
20 September - Holy Communion
27th September - Harvest Festival
ONLINE SERVICES WILL BE HELD EVERY SUNDAY AT 10.30AM VIA OUR FACEBOOK PAGE
Please note restrictions are in place in line with Government and CofE advice Hand Sanitizer on entry and exit from church, 2m social distancing and face coverings must be worn. Singing of hymns is not permitted but organ music will be played. There will not be a Chalice but wafers will be distributed and the service will be shorter.
We hope this is only a temporary measure and we will update you with any changes.
- We will be praying together every morning at 9am in our homes using the Church of England morning prayer. Do feel free to send any prayer requests and if you want to join us in prayer then download the ‘Daily Prayer’ app onto your phone or tablet or use this link: https://www.churchofengland.org/prayer-and-worship/join-us-service-daily-prayer
- We will be using our church Facebook page (St Michaels Church, Farnsfield) to post regular prayers / encouragements and links to other resources so please ‘like’ the page to keep updated.
- For those without Facebook we will offer email updates instead and/or other prayer materials for use in the home.
- We will seek to provide one-to-one support over the phone to those who are self-isolating and do our best to help people find the practical support they might need.
If you would like to chat at any time or would
like to be included on the email / phone list then
do contact Chris, the vicar, via email or phone:
[email protected] / 07505 963759
Important information from the Church of England – Past Cases Review 2
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) Julian Hodgson 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.