Sunday, 8 December 2019

Christmas at Christ Church

Friday 13th December

Henry's Hope Christmas Service of Remembrance at 7 pm
A service for parents who have had to say goodbye to a child of any age.

Sunday 15th December

Christingle Service at 10.45 am. Suitable for all ages

Wednesday 18th December

Ilesha Ladies Choir Christmas Concert at 7 pm £4 on the door includes refreshments

Friday December 20th

Service of the Longest Night at 7.30 pm
A quiet reflective Christmas service

Sunday, 22nd December

Carols by Candlelight at 7pm followed by mince pies and mulled wine

Christmas Eve December 24th

Crib Service at 4 pm. Come dressed as your favourite nativity character.

Christmas Day


Family Communion at 10 am


Messy Church

Our next Messy Church meeting will be on Sunday, 12th January. 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

The next Life After Loss cafe will be on Tuesday 17th December from 10 - 11.30 am.This is at Ashville Medical Practice and takes place in the waiting area. It 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.

Last Sunday, 8th December 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 Tony Brown.
At 4 pm there was Messy Christmas.
During the week commencing 8th December, the church will be praying for the folk who live in Stanley Road, Pontefract Road,Lord Street, Elm Row and Wombwell Lane, our local councillors and our MP and the members and leaders of the Scouts.

Next Sunday, 15th December at Christ Church

Next Sunday at 10.45am there will be a Christingle and Parade service  led by the vicar Revd Fiona Kouble.
During the week commencing 18th December, the church will be praying for those who live in Aldham Crescent, Ash Street, Ash Cottages, Albany Close, Doncaster Road, Clae Cott Lane, residents and staff of Hunningley Grange, the members and leaders of the explorers and the Scout Group Management Committee.

What's Happening

Sunday 8th December
Holy Communion at 10.45 am
Messy Christmas at 4 pm
Monday 9th December
Morning Prayer at 9 am
Prayer Meeting at 9.30 am
Angel Preparation 1 - 3 pm
Tuesday 10th December
Morning Prayer at 9 am
Messy Church planning meeting at 2 pm
PCC at 7 pm
Wednesday 11th December
Bible Fellowship Groups meet at 11 am and 7 pm
Thursday 12th December
Morning Prayer at 9 am
Luncheon Club Christmas Party 12 - 2 pm
Friday 13th December
Christingle making workshop at 9.30 am
Henry's Hope Christmas Service of Remembrance at 7 pm.
 A service for parents who have had to say goodbye to a child of any age.
Sister Act Christmas Meat at Toby Carvery, Dodworth at 7 pm
Saturday 14th December
Choir Practice 10.30 am
Sunday 15th December
Christingle and Parade Service at 10.45 am
Monday 16th December
Morning Prayer at 9 am
Prayer Meeting at 9.30 am
The Mystery Of Christmas, Godly Play at Highgrove Care Home 1.15 pm
Tuesday 17th December
Morning Prayer at 9 am
Craft & Chat 10 - 12 noon
Life After Loss Cafe at Ashville Medical Practice 10 - 11.30 am
Highgrove Christmas Singalong at 2 pm
Angel Bombing meet at church at 7 pm
Wenesday 18th december
Oakhill School Christmas services in church from 9 am
Ilesha Ladies Choir Christmas Concert in church at 7pm £4 on the door includes refreshments
Friday 20th December
Service of the longest Noght at 7.30 pm - a quiet reflective Carol Service
Sunday 22nd December
Holy Communion at 10.45 am
Carols by Candlelight at 7 pm
Monday 23rd December
Morning Prayer at 9 am
Prayer Meeting at 9.30 am
Tuesday 24th December
Crib Service at 4 pm - come dressed as your favourite nativity character
Wednesday 25th December
Family Holy Communion at 10 am
Sunday 29th december
Carol Brunch at 10.45 am

Saturday, 29 June 2019

Parish Safeguarding Handbook 
Church of England
 The Parish of Christ Church Ardsley 
SAFEGUARDING POLICY
PROMOTING A SAFER CHURCH

 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