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

 

Sunday 24 May    Easter 7

Please watch the

St. Giles' YouTube Channel

at 10.00 for our Sunday Service. 

This will be followed at 10:30 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!

 

Future Events Calendar

With the current coronavirus emergency, we have removed the services and events from March to June that have been cancelled and will update this and other parts of our website on a week by week basis.See our Home page for weekly updates to our changed activities.

 

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.  

 

A message from Reverend Katharine Rumens

Dear Friends,
 

As we say to one another, these are strange times and we are having to find a new pattern of living and praying together. The Archbishops have directed that all churches are to be shut for a season. This does not mean that prayer will cease as we develop new ways to pray together. 
 
Please look out for your neighbour. Thank you to those who have volunteered to do shopping and errands for the socially isolated. Let me know if you need help and the churchwardens and I will ask someone to be in touch with you.
 
Finally, we know there is an unprecedented demand on food banks at the moment. We have been asked not to hold a collection outside Waitrose. Instead please put donations of food and toiletries in the box by the checkout or make an online donation to www.hackneyfoodbank.org.uk

 
At this time
With prayers

Katharine

 

Thursday 4 June 13.00 to 13.30 Private Prayer and Reflection 

Instead of meeting in church we wil continue to pray together from 13.00-13.30 on the first Thursday of the month.  It remains a set time to pray for our community and the wider world, knowing that others are praying with us. Our silent prayers conclude at 13.30 with all saying the Lord's Prayer. See the Services page for our monthly biblical text from the lectionary and suggestions for prayer. 

 

Cleaning Angels

The monthly sessions on the first Thursday of the month have been cancelled for the time being.  

 

Installation of new lighting

The new lighting system cannot completed for the time being because of a delay in the delivery of light fittings from Italy and the closure of the church.

 

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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