St Peter's Church, Sark and Sark Methodist Church

There are two churches on beautiful island of Sark in the Channel Islands, one Church of England, one Methodist. St Peter's is the parish church, is part of the Deanery of Guernsey, and is part of an ecumenical partnership with the Methodist Church in Sark. The Revd. David Stolton, the Methodist presbyter, is the resident minister in Sark, and authorised to lead services at St Peter's Church, as well as at the Methodist Church, and has an active role in caring for all the island's community, as well as welcoming visitors. All are very welcome and we especially welcome visitors to Sark to our services. Most Sunday's the service at St Peter's is at 11.15 a.m., but on the second Sunday of the month we join with our Methodist friends at Chapel at 11.15.m  and enjoy a shared meal after the service. The Methodist service otherwise is at 9.30 a.m., and on the third Sunday of the month this is a more informal "Breakfast Church" with a video and discussion time. Both churches are also open every day for quiet prayer or to light a candle. The Methodist Chapel  has the Sanctuary Centre behind the church which acts as a church hall and community facility from which much church community work happens, and is also available for small  conferences and retreats. Enquiries for hire, retreats or conferences can be made to the minister.

We welcome all those who would like to be married or have their children Baptised or Christened at either church. Marriages may take place in either church or at any venue on the beautiful island ( with permission) including the small chapel at la Seigneurie. Revd. Stolton is delighted to offer same-sex marriages in the Methodist Church or elsewhere on island. We  are an inclusive church and welcome all enquiries, which should, in the first instance be made to Revd. Stolton.

The Dean of Guernsey, the Very Revd. Tim Barker, is also the priest in charge of Sark,  Revd. Howard Stringer is our Methodist Superintendent, both periodically visit the island. 

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The Revd David Stolton

Maison Rouge
Sark
Channel Islands

GY10 1SF
Methodist Minister in Pastoral Charge
01481 832743

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What's on

Messy Church tent at Sark Sheep Racing

Occuring
for 4 hours, 30 mins
Venue
St Peter's Church, Sark and Sark Methodist Church
Address
Sark Sark, GY10 1SF, Guernsey

Yet again, we're providing a Messy Church Tent at Sheep racing which provides some crafts, face painting and fun for the children in between the excitement of the races! Times of opening will depend on the events of the day!

David and Alison will be in Guernsey on Saturday 15th June for the Kings Birthday celebrations at Government house and then are taking a two day break, returning Tuesday morning 18th June

Safeguarding

Our parish of Sark, St Peter's and Sark Methodist Church are both committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults from harm. If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the Island Constable (01481 832533) and Island Safeguarding Officer (07781105772)

St Peter's Church Safeguarding Information
St Peter's Church is committed to providing a safe place for everyone within our church community - and especially children, young people and vulnerable adults.
St Peter's follow the House of Bishops guidance and the safeguarding policies and guidance of Guernsey Deanery and the Diocese of Salisbury and has its own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO)- see below.

The Deanery Safeguarding Page which includes links to the Guernsey Safeguarding handbook, Deanery and Diocese contacts, Church of England Safeguarding principles and policies, information about the Church of England's Safer Spaces programme and information about the Past Cases Review can be found at
https://www.churchofengland.org.gg/safeguarding.
This link contains contain vital links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor who advises our PSO.
If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact the Deanery Safeguarding Officer [ Revd. Jon Honour 01481 724382] and the PSO [Mrs Belinda Dunks 01481 832926]

Sark Methodist Church
Sark Methodist Church follows the policies and guidance of The Methodist Church alongside the Guernsey Methodist Circuit and Channel Islands Methodist District. The church has its own Safeguarding Officer (see below)

Sark Methodist Church is committed to safeguarding as an integral part of its life and ministry. Safeguarding is about the action the Church takes to promote a safer culture. This means we will:
promote the welfare of children, young people and adults
work to prevent abuse from occurring
seek to protect and respond well to those that have been abused.

Guernsey Methodist Circuit's Safeguarding information can be found here: https://www.methodist.org.gg/safeguarding/default.aspx
The Methodist Church's Safeguarding pages can be found here:
https://www.methodist.org.uk/safeguarding/
this includes national church policy, past case reviews, support for survivors and links to organisations that can offer help and guidance.

If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact;
The Safeguarding Officer for Sark Methodist Church [Maggie Feibel 07781442436]
The Circuit Safeguarding Officer [Sarah Plumley 07781404871]
The District Safeguarding Officer [ Jane Fisher 07840 186814]

Full details of Safeguarding contacts and full policies for each church are also on the noticeboards at either of our island churches ,

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