Safeguarding at St Giles' 

Safeguarding is at the heart of our Christian faith. We are all made unique and in the image of God.

 

‘Jesus came that we might have life and have it in abundance’ John 10 v 10.

 

St Giles’ works to encourage a safe environment for children and for adults at risk (formerly, vulnerable adults) who visit, worship or work at St Giles’ Cripplegate.

 

The PCC has adopted the Diocesan Safeguarding Policy ” Towards a Safer Diocese (2018)

 

To contact a member of our Safeguarding team use the email adddress provided, include your name with a phone number or email address where you can be contacted, and they will be in touch as soon as possible.

 

Our Safeguarding officers are -

CHURCH SAFEGUARDING OFFICER

 

Mark Hunter

Email: safeguarding@stgileschurch.com

CHILDREN’S CHAMPION

 

Rachel Free

Email: childrens_champion@stgileschurch.com

CHAMPION FOR ADULTS AT RISK                

formerly, Champion for Vulnerable Adults)

 

Diana Morgan Gray

Email:                   (vulnerable_champion@stgileschurch.com

LEAD RECRUITER                                (formerly, Disclosure and Barring Service Evidence Checker)

 

Wendy Ellis 

email address: dbs@stgileschurch.com

HELP AND GUIDANCE

 

HELPLINES

NSPCC for adults concerned about a child - 0808 800 5000

Childline for children and young people - 0800 1111

Action on Elder Abuse helpline - 0808 808 8141

24-hour National Domestic Violence helpline - 0808 2000 247

• NAPAC offer support and advice to adult survivors of childhood abuse - 08088010331

Stop It Now preventing child sexual abuse - 0808 1000 900

Cruse bereavement helpline - 0808 808 1677

Family Lives support and advice on family issues - 0808 800 222

MACSAS (Minister And Clergy Sexual Abuse Survivors) for people who have been abused by church officers - 0808 801 0340

Samaritans for people struggling to cope and needing someone to talk to - 116 123

 

Some sources of support for victims and families of abuse

 

THE SURVIVORS TRUST http://thesurvivorstrust.org/ 

 

SAFELINE https://www.safeline.org.uk/what-can-friends-and-family-members-do-to-support-survivors-of-sexual-abuse/

 

• SUPPORT LINE http://www.supportline.org.uk/problems/rape_sexual-assault.php

 

• VICTIM SUPPORT https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/crime-info/types-crime/childhood-abuse

 

WEBSITES

www.nspcc.org.uk   

www.womensaid.org.uk  

www.restoredrelationships.org  

www.stopitnow.org.uk  

www.scie.org.uk  

www.ceop.police.uk  

www.elderabuse.org.uk

www.ageuk.org.uk  

www.barnardos.org.uk  

www.spiritualabuse.com  

www.modernslavery.co.uk  

 

Everything you and we need to know about Safeguarding in a Church of England Parish is available in the Parish Safeguarding Handbook

Where to visit us:-

St Giles' Cripplegate Church
Fore Street
London EC2Y 8DA

 

Registered Charity               Number 1138077

12 July Trinity 5 

Parish Eucharist 10.00 - in church and online

In church there will be orders of service and printed copies of the readings set out safely in the pews. If you would prefer to use an iPad or phone, please download the readings and 

Sunday Booklet 12 July
Sunday booklet 12-7-20 (2).pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [52.2 KB]

For those unable to join us in church the YouTube service at 10.00 will continue in July on the 

St. Giles' YouTube Channel

at 10.00 for our Sunday Service if you are unable to join us in church

This will be followed at 11.00 (not 10:30 as previously) by a virtual coffee morning conducted via Zoom. Those of you with webcams can follow this event by using this link Virtual coffee morning

Also possible by telephone: +44 203 481 5240, meeting ID: 860 8348 9889 Password; 628503. 

 

We look forward to seeing you!

 

A suggested prayer for those coming to St Giles' for the first time or returning after the lockdown. 

Almighty God, we praise you for the many blessings you have given to those who worship you in this house of prayer: and we pray that all who seek you in this place may find you, and, being filled with the Holy Spirit, may become a living temple acceptable to you; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 

The church is open for private prayer

The church is open from 11.00-16.00 Monday-Friday for private prayer. Please observe social distancing and any other instructions required when visiting the church.

 

Private Prayer and Reflection on first Thursday of the month from 13.00-13.30

During lockdown we have continued to pray together in our own homes on the first Thursday of the month. As the church is now open again you are invited to join others in church. Please bring the  prayer sheet (available  on the Service page of the website) with you. If you are not able to join us, we hope you will continue to pray with us wherever you are.

 

Cleaning Angels

The monthly sessions on the first Thursday of the month from 13.30-15.00 will resume on 3 September.  

 

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting that was to take place on Sunday 29 April has been postponed to Sunday 13 September.

The 2019 Annual Report is availabe on the  Future Events  page.  

 

2020 Dates of PCC meetings in church at 19.30 

Tuesday 15 September

 Monday 23 November

 

Parish Office Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 11.00-16.00

Tel: 020 7638 1997  

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