Safeguarding at St John's
Did you know that we have a team of people at St John's who are involved in keeping the children and vulnerable adults safe? Whilst the PCC have overall responsibility, they appointed Mark Lynch and Louise Gregory to receive any disclosures (historical or new), Sue Wright to act as Children's Champion and Sheila Oliver to act as our Vulnerable Adults Champion. Sue and Sheila help to ensure that the children and vulnerable adults have someone who is mindful of their needs.
Contact numbers for Mark and Louise are listed on our weekly pew sheet. There are also posters in the Church and Church House which provide various telephone numbers of where help can be obtained if required. For more information on Safeguarding at St John's please Click Here.
From Friday 1st October, the church will be open every day (approx. 9am-5pm) for private prayer. The votive candle stand has been returned and we suggest you use the nearby hand sanitiser, located at the entrance to the chapel once you have lit a candle. If you are passing along Rectory Lane, please pop in as this helps keep the church safe. Also, there are occasions when people visit and leave the inner door open. If you see this, please close it. Thank you!
Mission Action Plan
Please find attached our new Mission Action Plan (MAP) which the PCC has been busy working on for some months. A MAP is essential to the life of any church. It is a tried and tested way of putting flesh on to what we say of ourselves, exploring our strengths and the challenges that face us, and then putting together a realistic plan for the way forward that we think God is calling us to. If you have any questions about our MAP (which is a 'live' document), please speak to Jonny. Printed hardcopies will be available in the church for those who receive a hard copy of the pew sheet and any visitors.