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CHRIST CHURCH, cOLBURY SAFEGUARDING POLICY

Protecting children, young people and vulnerable adults is the responsibilty of all of us at Christ Church, Colbury and we have adopted the House of Bishop’s Safeguarding Policy “Promoting a Safer Church”.

Parish Safeguarding Coordinater for Christ Church, Colbury:

If you have a concern that someone may be at risk of harm, it is important to share your concerns with someone in a postition of responsibilty. Please speak to our acting parish safeguarding coordinater: Maureen Russell. She can be contacted on 02380 292132.

If she is not available, you are not happy with the response or have concerns about a member of the church parocial team you can report any safeguarding concerns or allegations to the Diocese Safeguarding Manager: Jackie Rowlands, 01962 737317 or safeguarding@winchester.anglican.org. The contact number for the HampshireLocal Authority out of hours service is 0300 555 1373. You can also report any concerns to the Police or Social Care.

The Parish here at Christ Churh, Colbury will:

Create a safe and caring place for all.

Have a named Parish Safeguarding Officer to work with the incumbent and the PCC to implement policy and procedures

Display on church premises and on the Parish website the details of whom to contact if there are safeguarding concerns or support needs.

Listen to and take seriously all those who disclose abuse

Offer support to victims/survivors of abuse regardless of the type or whem and where it took place

Ensure that procedures and risk assessments are in place and reviewed annually.

Review the implementation of the Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Practices annually.

Each person who works within the church community will agree to abide by this policy, the Church of England Safeguarding policies and practice guidance and procedures established by this church.

Covid-19 Church Services

Covid-19 & Church Services

Thoughout November as per regulations the Church is closed.

From Sunday 6th December Morning Praise Services here at Colbury will be held as follows:

Sundays at 9.30am in Church or at 11am by Zoom/Telephone

The numbers at the 9.30am Morning Praise Service in church will be limited to allow for social distancing. Please book by contacting Jan on 02380 869085 or doughgirluk1@btinternet.com

For any further  information and enquiries please contact:

Priest in Charge:   The Rev Graham Mayer, 02380 293321 or teignway@gmail.com                                  

Church Office:     Mrs Viv Burch, 02380 292132 Mondays/Wednesday 10am -1pm

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength….. Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these”

150th Anniversary 1870-2020

On Sunday 8th March, it will be one hundred and fifty years ago to the day sine the Rt. Revd. Samuel Wilberforce, Bishop of Winchester, and son of the anti-slavery campaigner, William Wilberforce, conducted a service of dedication and consecration at our newly-built parish church here in Colbury. To mark this occasion and to celebrate thr role played by the church in the lives of local people for all those years, the current Bishop of Winchester, the Rt. Revd. Tim Dakin, is coming to lead a Service of Thanksgiving. While here, the Bishop will also dedicate a memorial Stone to commemorate the former residents of the Ashurst Workhouse who are buried in unmarked graves in the churchyard.

Bishop Wilberforce came to Christ Church, Colbury towards the end of his energetic and sometimes controversial life. he was to die after falling from a horse in 1873 at the age of 67. During his life, he served as a Chaplain to Prince Albert, was a Fellow of the Royal Society and at a famous public debate with T H Huxley challenged the argument of Darwin’s Origin of Species  on scientific rather than religious grounds. in contrast to a highly active and influential public life, he is believed to have been at heart a tender, sympathetic sincere man. How fascinating it would be if we could be a fly on the wall at the Consecration Service here in Colbury in 1870 and see how he conducted himself with local people.

Compared to many parish churches, Colbury is still very young but even so the changes in the life, shape and population of the parsih have been enormous. The Bishop’s visit on March 8th will mark the start of a year of special events, including concerts, a flower festival and something festive at Christmas. while many of you will have stepped into the Church Rooms, there are those who have never set foot inside the church itself, though many local children will have done so on school visits. We hope to offer various opportunites this year for people to do this.

Please take this as an invitation to watch out for special events this year and to come along and support us as often as you like during 2020, a significant year in the life of the parish church of Colbury and Ashurst.

Church Groups

Extra volunteers required: Choir and Flower Guild

Have you an hour or two spare occasionally and enjoy singing or feel you would like a go at flower arranging (no experience necessary) we are currently looking for new members to join the choir to help lead our worship on a Sunday morning or arrange our wonderful displays on the church window sills. For any more information about joining either of these groups please phone the church office on 02380 292132 or speak with Eileen Harris our church warden.

 

Data Protection (GDPR)

          DATA PRIVACY NOTICE

The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of Christ Church, Colbury

1. Your personal data – whatis it?

Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data. The processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR).

2.  Who are we?

The PCC of Christ Church, Colbury is the data controller (contact details below). It means we decide how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.

3. How do we process and share your personal data?

The PCC of Christ Church, Colbury complies with its obligation under the “GDPR” by keeping personal data up to date, storing and destroyning it securely, by notcollecting or retaining excessive amounts of data, by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect your personal data.

Your persaonal data will be treated strictly confidential and will only be shared with other church members in order to carry out purposes connected with the church. We will only share your data with third parties outside of the parish with your consent.

4. How long do we keep your personal data?

We keep data in accordance with the guidelines set out in the guide “Keep or Bin Care of Parish Records” whihc is available from the Church of England website. specifically, we retain electoral roll data while it is still current, gift aid declarations and associated paperwork for upto 7 years after the tax year to which they relate.

5, Further processing

If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by the Data Protection Notice, then we will provide you with a new notice explaining the new use  and seek your permission and consent proir to any new processing.

6. Contact details

For more detailed information, queries or any complaints please contact the Parish Administrator at the Church Office, Deerleap Lane,  Colbury SO40 7EH. Telephone: 02380 292132. E-mail: vivburch@btinterner.com

Fun Quiz Night

We invite you to join us for a fun quiz night with a fish and chip supper in the church rooms on Saturday 25th February 2017 at 7.30pm. £10. There is a choice of fish, chicken, sausage or a vegetarian option, choices to be made at time of booking, followed by an ice cream dessert. Please bring you own drinks.

Proceeds will be going towards the “Churches Together Fun Day” on June 17th at Testwood Recreation Ground, Salisbury Road, Totton.

For more details and booking please contact:

Bev Winch 02380 292528

Viv Burch 02380 293351

Christmas 2020 at Christ Church, Colbury

All our services are very different at the moment. Seating is very limited due to Covid 19 restrictions, so please book your place for each servi ce by phoning Jan Dougherty on 02380 869085.

Services in church throughout December are all Morning Praise at 9.30am.  There are no services on December 27th.

Alternatively, each week there is a Zoom Service at 11am, with the meeting starting from 10.30am. If you would like to participate please phone Rev Graham Mayer 02380 293321 for more details.

We look forward very much to sharing the joy and love of God with you all this Christmas.  Additional services for the Festive Season:

Sunday 20th December 2.30pm (Please phone Jan to book) Weather permitting this will be an outside carol service as we are permitted to sing outside. We are also hoping there will be a small band to accompany us. Family bubbles are allowed to be together.

5pm Carol service in the church  (Please phone Jan to book)

Christmas Day 9.30am:  (Please phone Jan to book)

Christmas Celebrations for all ages

Christmas Day Zoom service 11am

The story of Jesus’ birth through readings and carols. The very heart of Christmas

Autumn/Christmas Fair

We will be holding our annual autumn/Christmas Fair on November 23rd 2019 between 11am and 3pm. There will be the usual selection of stalls including jewellery, cakes, books, chocolate tombola, toys, china and glass and a raffle.

Our social committee provide a delicious range of lunches including a choice of soup, lasagne, baked potatoes with a variety of fillings and wonderful desserts all at incredible low prices.

You would be made most welcome, so please come along and spend a few hours meeting new people and friends.

Come for coffee and stay for lunch.