The homilies project was developed so that a congregation can engage in study and discussion of the lectionary when a Priest or Reader are not available to lead the service. The files include the gospel reading, details of the other readings for the week, the homily itself which can be read out loud, discussion points and the collect for the week. They are written by a variety of people, including our bishops and archdeacons, and they are intended to be used by lay leaders who are not authorised to preach.
Most of the time at church we are like a big happy family. However even in very happy families people can have a bad day and even people we know and trust can upset us. We want to help everyone have good days all the time. We try to make sure that people who have jobs in the church always behave well and in a way that is helpful to you. We never want anyone or anything in church to frighten you, confuse you or worry you. It is important that you tell us if something is upsetting you or if you are worried about something that’s happening or something somebody is doing. We have specially trained people who you can talk to and who you can ask for help. These people are good at safeguarding. This means they look after everyone’s safety. Caring for people is a very important part of our Christian life.
The people who can help you are the parish priest, your own Parish Safeguarding Champion (PSC) or the Group Safeguarding Officer (GSO)
If you wish to speak to someone outside the church you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team: 01522 504080
There is also information there about other places from where you can get help. Click here
In accordance with the Church of England Safeguarding Policy our churches are committed to:
Each Parish will:
Each person who works within this church community will agree to abide by this policy and the guidelines established by this church.