Saturday, 26 September 2020

What's Happening


There is a service of Morning Worship every Sunday at 10.30 via Facebook. To join that service go to the facebook page 'Christ Church Ardsley'.
This is followed by a Zoom coffee meeting at 11.30. Invitations for this can be obtained by contacting the vicar, Revd Fiona Kouble.

Next Sunday, October 4th we will celebrate Harvest. The church will be collecting items and money for the Food Bank. If you wish to donate, please deliver any items to the church when you come to a service. Money can be posted through the door of the vicarage or paid into the church Paypal account via the button on our website. Please remember to tick 'friends and family' then no fees are payable. Mark it 'gift for harvest'.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Morning Prayer can be found at 9 am, again on Christ Church Ardsley FB.

Morning Prayer can be found  at 8 am on the Diocese of Sheffield Facebook page

Monday - Friday

Compline (Night Prayer) can be found on Christ Church Ardsley FB page at 9 pm. 

Fourth Sundays of the Month

A Zoom meeting is held for 4th@Four, our teenage group. Invitations for this can be obtained by contacting the vicar, Fiona Kouble

Saturdays at 7,30pm

'Let's get quizzical' - Family Quiz suitable for all the family via Zoom. For a zoom invitation, please contact the vicar or Wendy Pepper.

Sunday 27th September
The church will be open for a simple communion service at 5 pm. Seating is limited because of covid restrictions. Everyone is welcome but please contact Rev Fiona to ensure a place.

Wednesday 7th October
The church will be open for a simple communion service at 10.30 am. Seating is limited because of covid restrictions. Everyone is welcome but please contact Rev Fiona to ensure a place.

Ardsley Folk Club
The folk club will meet via zoom on Saturday, October 17th at 9 pm.  Please contact Rev Fiona for the link if you wish to join.

Christ Church APCM
This will take place on Tuesday October 6th at 7.30pm both in church and via zoom. 

All other activities are as described above.

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

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Food Bank - Barnsley Food Bank

As a church we are supporting the Barnsley Food Bank which provides food for those who are on meagre incomes and struggling to feed their families. We are collecting donations of packaged/dried foods (no perishables) e.g. tins of tomatoes, peas, tuna, fruit, vegetables, rice pudding or packets of tea, coffee, sweetener, sugar, etc. If anyone wishes to contribute to this very worthy cause, please give your donations to  a church member or bring them to church on Sunday mornings between 10 and 12 noon or on Wednesday mornings between 9.30 and 11am.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Our Mission Statement

To present Christ's message and, by our example:
. share His love in service to the parish and wherever God calls
. to grow through prayer, worship, teaching and friendship
. to bring people closer to God and to each other