Welcome to North Curry

Safeguarding

In March 2019 , the PCC formally adopted the Diocesan Safeguarding Policy 2018. Helen Griffiths is the Safeguarding Officer on the PCC, and she can be contacted on 01823 491298.  In line with the Diocesan policy we are committed to:

  • The care, nurture of, and respectful pastoral ministry with all children, young people and all adults within our church community.
  • The safeguarding and protection of all children, young people and adults when they are vulnerable.
  • The establishing of safe, caring communities which provide an environment where there is a culture of 'informed vigilance' as to the dangers of abuse.
  • We will follow safe recruitment procedure to carefully select and train all those with any responsibility within the church for children, young people and vulnerable adults, including the use of criminal records disclosures and registration with the relevant vetting and barring schemes.
  • We will respond to every complaint made which suggests that a child, young person or vulnerable adult may have been harmed, co-operating with the Police and local authority in any investigation.
  • We will seek to work with anyone who has suffered abuse, developing with him or her an appropriate ministry of informed pastoral care.
  • We will care for and supervise any member of our church community known to have offended against a child, young person or vulnerable adult.
  • We will seek to challenge any abuse of power, especially by anyone in a position of trust.
  • We will seek to offer pastoral care and support, including supervision and referral to the proper authorities, to any member of our church community known to have offended against a child, young person or vulnerable adult.

In all these principles we will follow legislation, guidance and recognized good practice.

Christian communities should be places where all people feel welcomed, respected and safe from abuse. The Church is particularly called by God to support those less powerful and those without a voice in our society. The Church is working towards creating a safe and non-discriminatory environment by being aware of some of the particular situations that create vulnerability. Issues which need to be considered include both the physical environment and the attitudes of workers and volunteers. A person who might be considered vulnerable has the right to:

  • Be treated with respect and dignity.
  • Have their privacy respected.
  • Be able to lead as independent a life as possible.
  • Be able to choose how to lead their life.
  • Have the protection of the law.
    Have their rights upheld regardless of their ethnicity, gender, sexuality, impairment or disability, age, religion or cultural background.
  • Be able to use their chosen language or method of communication.
  • Be heard

In all these principles we will follow legislation, guidance and recognised good practice. This will involve, in particular, openness among those with a legitimate need to know, confidentiality for those not directly involved, and the sharing of information with the statutory authorities. 

Songs of Praise

Please start giving some thought to your favourites. The Sunday worship at Stoke St Gregory on 18th July will be a combined “Songs of Praise” with the Baptist church. It will be outdoors and so we will be able to sing openly and without masks… O Joy! There will be a suggestion form in church in Lyng on 13th June and subsequently in Stoke St Gregory.

United Service

We are gathering tomorrow (13th June) for our monthly united benefice Eucharist. This month it is at St Bartholomew's, Lyng. Parking is available in the "Old Pub Carpark": thank you!

Coffee Wednesday

It has been a while but Coffee Wednesday is returning to North Curry Church. You may remember it as Coffee Monday, but the vicar's day off is Monday and he doesn't want to miss out!

10am every week starting 9th June in the church. There will be cake.

New look website

It is not fully formed, and there are some odd gaps but as of this week (10th June 2021) it is going live. Please be patient as we continue to develop it and add many more features. Thanks!

Weekly Bulletin

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