Sunday, 15 September 2019

Messy Church

Our next Messy Church meeting will be on Sunday, 13th October. Can you wait that long to come along and join the fun. Suitable for all the family - stories, games, crafts, followed by a short fun service and rounded off by a meal for everyone.  And the cost???????  Absolutely FREE!!!

Life After Loss

Tuesday, 17th September saw the successful launch of the Life After Loss Cafe which is held at Ashville Medical Practice from 10 to 11.30 am. This is for anyone who has been bereaved or are facing a loss of any kind and is a place where they can come and just talk to folk who will be there to listen. If you feel that this would be for you, please come, have a cuppa and a biscuit and unload your burden. We would love to help.
The date of our next Life after Loss Cafe will be the 22nd October.

Last Sunday, 22nd September at Christ Church

Last Sunday at 10.45 am, there was a service of Holy Communion led by the Vicar Revd Fiona Kouble at which the preacher was Revd David Dewey.

Next Sunday, 29th September at Christ Church

Next Sunday at 10.45am there will be a Harvest Festival Brunch Service & Scout Church Parade led by the vicar, Revd Fiona Kouble.

During the week commencing 22nd September, the church will be praying for the folk who live in Buttermere Way, Ullswater Road, Ennerdale Road, Aysgarth Avenue, residents and staff of Hunningley Grange and the leaders and members of the Explorers and the Scout Group Management Committee.

What's Happening

Sunday 22nd September 
Holy Communion at 10.45 am
4th@4 meet at 4 pm
Monday 23rd September
Morning prayer and prayer at 9am
Learning Hub Core Group meeting at 2 pm
Tuesday 24th September
Morning Prayer at 9 am
Social Events Group meet at 10.30 am
Service at Highgrove at 2 pm
Wednesday 25th September
Bible Fellowship groups meet at 11am and 7 pm
Thursday 26th September
Morning Prayer at 9 am
Holy Communion Service at 11.30am
Luncheon Club at 12 noon
Friday 27th September
McMillan Coffee Morning at 10.30 am
Saturday 28th September
Decorating church for Harvest 10 - 4 
Sunday 29th September
Harvest Festival Brunch Service and Scouts Church Parade at 10.45 am

Saturday, 29 June 2019

Parish Safeguarding Handbook 
Church of England
 The Parish of Christ Church Ardsley 

 The following policy was agreed at the Parochial Church Council (PCC) meeting held on 29/04/2019

In accordance with the Church of England Safeguarding Policy our church is committed to: 

  • Promoting a safer environment and culture. 
  •  Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children, young people and vulnerable adults within the church. 
  •  Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation. 
  •  Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse and other affected persons. 
  •  Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns or allegations of abuse and other affected persons. 
  •  Responding to those that may pose a present risk to others.
The Parish will:

  •  Create a safe and caring place for all. 
  •  Have a named Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO) to work with the incumbent and the PCC to implement policy and procedures. 
  •  Safely recruit, train and support all those with any responsibility for children, young people and adults to have the confidence and skills to recognise and respond to abuse. 
  •  Ensure that there is appropriate insurance cover for all activities involving children and adults undertaken in the name of the parish. 
  •  Display in church premises and on the Parish website the details of who to contact if there are safeguarding concerns or support needs. 
  •  Listen to and take seriously all those who disclose abuse. 
  •  Take steps to protect children and adults when a safeguarding concern of any kind arises, following House of Bishops guidance, including notifying the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA) and statutory agencies immediately. 
  •  Offer support to victims/survivors of abuse regardless of the type of abuse, when or where it occurred. 
  •  Care for and monitor any member of the church community who may pose a risk to children and adults whilst maintaining appropriate confidentiality and the safety of all parties.
  •  Ensure that health and safety policy, procedures and risk assessments are in place and that these are reviewed annually. 
  •  Review the implementation of the Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Practices at least annually.
 Each person who works within this church community will agree to abide by this policy and the guidelines established by this church.

This church appoints Dr Roland Kouble as the Parish Safeguarding Officer

Incumbent Rev. Fiona Kouble

Churchwardens Tony Brown / Bob Sadler 29/04/2019                  Review date 29/04/2020
Parish of Christ Church Ardsley 

Policy for Responding to Domestic Abuse 

All forms of domestic abuse are wrong and must stop. We are committed to promoting and supporting environments which:
 • ensure that all people feel welcomed, respected and safe from abuse;
 • protect those vulnerable to domestic abuse from actual or potential harm;
 • recognise equality amongst people and within relationships;
• enable and encourage concerns to be raised and responded to appropriately and consistently.
We recognise that:
• all forms of domestic abuse cause damage to the survivor and express an imbalance of power in the relationship;
• all survivors (regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity) have the right to equal protection from all types of harm or abuse;
• domestic abuse can occur in all communities;
• domestic abuse may be a single incident, but is usually a systematic, repeated pattern which escalates in severity and frequency;
 • domestic abuse, if witnessed or overheard by a child, is a form of abuse by the perpetrator of the abusive behaviour;
 • working in partnership with children, adults and other agencies is essential in promoting the welfare of any child or adult suffering abuse.
 We will endeavour to respond to domestic abuse by: 
In all our activities –
 • valuing, listening to and respecting both survivors and alleged or known perpetrators of domestic abuse.
In our publicity –
 • raising awareness about other agencies, support services, resources and expertise, through providing information in public and women-only areas of relevance to survivors, children and alleged or known perpetrators of domestic abuse.
When concerns are raised –
 • ensuring that those who have experienced abuse can find safety and informed help;
• working with the appropriate statutory bodies during an investigation into domestic abuse, including when allegations are made against a member of the church community.
In our care –
 • ensuring that informed and appropriate pastoral care is offered to any child, young person or adult who has suffered abuse;
 • identifying and outlining the appropriate relationship of those with pastoral care responsibilities with both survivors and alleged or known perpetrators of domestic abuse.
If you have any concerns or need to talk to anyone please contact either:
Rev. Fiona Kouble 01266 950643 
or the Safe Guarding Officer – Dr Roland Kouble 07714200738