Meopham: St John The Baptist
Meopham with Nurstead Parishes.
<span style="font-size: 1rem;">We warmly welcome you to information regarding St John the Baptist, Meopham. As with all churches we have been responding to the government’s restrictions on gatherings. </span>
Church Buildings re-opening for Worship
We hope to continue to be able to meet for worship in our Church buildings and the services for April are -
Sunday 25 April
9.45am Morning Worship
11.30am Family Service & Annual Meetings at St Mildred's
Annual Meetings Information
St Mildred’s Annual Meetings Sun 25 April after Family Service
St John’s Annual Meetings Wed 28 April at 7.30pm in St John’s Church & by Zoom
If you wish to attend a service, please telephone the office, the Monday - Wednesday beforehand (01474 813106 or email [email protected] ) stating which church, which service and give names and numbers from your household or support bubble.
We will still be observing hands, face, space, with no singing and no engagement beyond those in your household or support bubble at least for the first 3 or 4 weeks.
We will keep restrictions under review and lift what we can as and when appropriate.
We hope to make both churches available for individual prayer during the week, as soon as we can.
Keep looking back here for more information as it becomes available. Thank you.
We will continue to send out services, talks and other information by email and Royal Mail and we continue to support all of our congregation members with contact by ‘phone and email.
All services are online or available by email or by post until further notice!
Follow this page, https://www.rochestercathedral.org/worship-online to find details of online services in Rochester Cathedral.
Thank you Alyson Davie Rector: Meopham with Nurstead
St John the Baptist Church is an Anglican church in the Diocese of Rochester, Deanery of Cobham and a member of Meopham Churches Together.
Below is our Safeguarding policy
The care and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults visiting and participating in St John’s and St Mildred’s activities and services is important.
Everyone who participates in the life of the church has a role to play in promoting a Safer Church for all. St John’s with St Mildred’s follows the Church of England safeguarding guidance; these policies can be found on the Rochester Diocesan website Diocese of Rochester | Safeguarding (anglican.org
If you have any worries or concerns about yourself or another person who may be being harmed or is at risk of harm, we will do our best to help you.
If you have any concerns that an individual working or volunteering at St John’s or St Mildred’s may be acting inappropriately or harming another we want to know.
Our leaders and volunteers all understand their responsibilities regarding safeguarding.
St John’s with St Mildred’s Safeguarding Officer: Mrs Pat Shelbrooke
Contact details: 01732 823335 or [email protected]
If a child, young person or adult is in immediate need of protection the Police should be called on 999.
Social Services in each Local Authority can also be contacted to advise on a safeguarding concern.
In this area that is: –
Kent County Council (KCC) Central Referral: which includesDartford, Gravesham, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge & Malling, Tunbridge Wells.
Adult: Office hours 03000 41 61 61, Outside office hours 03000 41 91 91
Children: Office hours 03000 41 11 11, Outside office hours 03000 41 91 91
You can also contact any of the following for help and advice.
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children <span style="font-size: 1rem;">operates two 24 hour helplines:</span>
Help for children and young people – Childline 0800 1111
Help for adults concerned about a child – 0808 800 5000
For victims of domestic abuse – National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 200 247
Samaritans Helpline 116 123 (open 24 hours)
Action on Elder Abuse Helpline 080 8808 8141 (freephone Monday to Friday 9-5pm)
Stop It Now 0808 1000 900 (Monday – Thursday 9am – 9pm, Friday 9am -5pm)