WELCOME TO

CHRIST CHURCH

DOUGLAS-IN-PARBOLD

"So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead"

1 Peter 1:6

In a beautiful setting, high on the hill above Parbold village, Christ Church is well worth a visit. It is a warm, friendly, welcoming church with services and activities for all age groups. Whoever you are and wherever you find yourself on the journey of faith, there is a place for you here

Worship details for our most recent and upcoming services.

Follow the link for our worship, prayer points and weekly notices, etc.

Coming Soon....

As we prepare for the re-opening of our church building, our standing committee has decided to keep our services on line in March.

From Easter Day, 4th April, our 10.30 am Sunday services will be back in the church building. We can only accommodate 40 people with social distancing, so booking will be necessary through Sunday Worship Service at 1030am Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite There will be options for listening to the live service by phone or by internet using the usual joining details shown on the weekly Notices sheet which can be downloaded from the home page of our website https://www.christchurchparbold.co.uk

 

Family Time and Tots’ time services need to continue online because of ongoing government restrictions. All of our online services are risk assessed and we have safeguarding arrangements in place. We use Webex, a secure video platform similar to Zoom.

For online services, please join 10 minutes before the services are due to start.  If joining by telephone, please check your own phone tariff first; it’s a London number so many providers are free for up to an hour. If you’re near to the hour you can always ring off and ring in again.

If you are not on our email lists and would like to join us for the services, please get in touch via our contact email: christchurchparbold.admn@gmail.com 

>>>Important Notice<<<

The current national and Church of England guidance on face covering is that 'we strongly advise that face coverings should be worn by all those attending a place of worship, including ministers, worshippers, staff, volunteers, contractors and visitors, where there may be other people present; remembering that they are mainly intended to protect other people, not the wearer, from Coronavirus COVID-19 and that they are not a replacement for physical distancing and regular hand washing.' 

Safeguarding

At Christ Church we have a robust and thorough approach to the protection of young people and vulnerable adults. Click here for full details

Christ Church is a Church of England (Anglican) Church. We are part of the Diocese of Blackburn. We are also part of a United Benefice with All Saints Church, Appley Bridge. We share our youth groups and some special services, worship and outreach events with All Saints.

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Christ Church Douglas-in- Parbold, Parbold Hill, Douglas-in-Parbold, WN8 7TG

 

SAFEGUARDING

Promoting A Safer Church

Safe guarding children, young people and vulnerable adults is the responsibility of everyone. It is central to our mission and ministry as a church and Diocese. 

 

At Christ Church we have a robust and thorough approach to the protection of young people and vulnerable adults. As a parish, we 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.

Our PCC has formally adopted this and signed the Safeguarding Policy Statement Promoting a Safer Church which can be downloaded here. Download

Details of our parish safeguarding officer can be found in our ‘Safeguarding in our Parish – who’s who’ which can be downloaded here Download

We have also displayed the Promoting a Safer Church poster prominently within our church this can also be downloaded here Download

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

Reporting a concern

Any safeguarding concerns in a parish should be brought to the attention of your local Parish Safeguarding Officer(s) (PSO) in the first instance, who can seek further advice from Sharon Hassall, the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA), as necessary. 

Safeguarding concerns in a school/university/prison/healthcare setting should be raised with the relevant organisation's Safeguarding team. If the concern involves one of our chaplains, please also contact Sharon Hassall direct. 

Sharon's contact details are:

Telephone: 01254 503070

Mobile: 07711 485170

Email: sharon.hassall@blackburn.anglican.org

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

 

Links to the Diocesan Safeguarding Team can be found here:

https://www.blackburn.anglican.org/diocesan-safeguarding-team

https://www.blackburn.anglican.org/reporting-a-safeguarding-concern

 

Finding support

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

 

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).

Contact Us

Parbold Hill

Parbold

Douglas-in-Parbold

WN8 7TG

T:  07399 146281

E:  christchurchparbold.admn@gmail.com

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