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AN INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY FOR ALL WHO

BELIEVE IN THE LOVE AND
SPIRIT OF THE CHURCH

THE WELCOME

Welcome to St Peter's Darwen, the church in the centre of town. 

 

Our Sunday service takes place at 10.00am. Our Sunday Eucharist is live streamed on our Facebook page.

Our Wednesday Eucharist takes place at 10.00am in church.

Everyone is welcome to come and join us for the services.  And - Junior Church has resumed! 

ABOUT OUR CHURCH

St Peter's (formerly Holy Trinity) is the town centre church in Darwen, Lancashire. 

 

Visitors are guaranteed a warm welcome to any of the services or events taking place.

TBC

Website in development

SERVICES

Eucharist services

Safeguarding Policy

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Sarah Pickup and can be contacted by email here

 
Promoting a Safer Church

St Peters have adopted the House of Bishops ‘Promoting a Safer Church’ policy and the Parish Safeguarding Handbook, incorporating the House of Bishop’s Safeguarding Policy and Practice Guidance A copy of this, and all the information below can be found here: cofe-policy-statement.pdf (churchofengland.org)

 

We also display the Promoting a Safer Church poster prominently within our church. This is in the entrance hall to Church along with relevant phone numbers and contact details.

All those working with children and adults at risk have undergone safer recruitment and received safeguarding training.

 

Reporting a concern

 

If you believe that someone is at risk of immediate harm please call emergency services on 999

Any safeguarding concerns in a parish should be brought to the attention of your local Parish Safeguarding Officer(s) (PSO) in the first instance.

Sarah Pickup via email

The PSO can seek further advice from the Diocesan Safeguarding Team as necessary.

Concerns can also be raised directly with the Diocesan Safeguarding Team

Safeguarding Team Contact Details safeguarding@blackburn.anglican.org

Tel: 01254 503088

 

Assistant DSA, Sophie Booth Sophie.booth@blackburn.anglican.org 07468971759

 

DSA, Catherine Smith, Catherine.smith@blackburn.anglican.org 07711485170

 

Safeguarding Trainer, Andrea Richards Andrea.richards@blackburn.anglican.org 07484073146

 

Safeguarding Administrator, Claudia Aspey Claudia.aspey@blackburn.anglican.org 01254 503088

Address: Diocese Offices, Clayton House, Walker Office Business Park, Blackburn, BB1 2QE

 

Safeguarding concerns in a school/university/prison/healthcare setting should be raised with the relevant organisation's Safeguarding team.

 

Finding support

 

We understand reporting abuse may be very difficult and that not everyone may want to contact the church directly. Below is a list of other agencies that are available to assist either on a 24-hour basis or through specialist helplines and services:

Thirty One: Eight: 0303 003 1111 (out of hours and weekend safeguarding advice)

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are worried about a child.

Child-line: 0800 1111 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are a child or young person and are worried about anything.

National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines free and open 24 hours). Phone if you are experiencing domestic abuse.

Samaritans Helpline: 116 123 (open 24 hours). Phone if you feel you are struggling to cope and need someone to talk to.

Action on Elder Abuse Helpline: 080 8808 8141 (free phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm).

HELP US TO SPREAD OUR
LOVE AND FAITH

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