Safeguarding

SAFEGUARDING OF CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS

Our parish is committed to the safeguarding policies of the diocese and of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, to promote a safe environment for children, young people and vulnerable adults and to protect them from abuse or maltreatment.  The work of the diocese in this area can be found at its Safeguarding of Children and Adults website and national policies at the Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service website www.csas.uk.net

Parish Safeguarding Contact

If you wish to see a copy of these policies but are unable to access them online, please contact our parish safeguarding representative, Sue Rix, by email on suerix@btinternet.com.  Our parish representative is also responsible for processing Disclosure and Barring Service checks (DBS checks, formerly referred to as CRB checks) on behalf of the parish.

Diocesan Safeguarding Contact

If you wish to report an allegation of abuse or have a query regarding the diocesan safeguarding policies, you can make direct contact with the diocesan safeguarding co-ordinator Suzanne Mitchell by phone on 01132618046 or email suzanne.mitchell@dioceseofleeds.org.uk

e Learning

The safeguarding e learning package means that anyone can undertake safeguarding training free of charge:

Child Protection
Child Protection in Education
Safeguarding Adults
Child Exploitation and online Safety
Mental Capacity

Please forward your name by email to suerix@btinternet.com

News

Anne Judge

ANNE JUDGE – REFLECTIONS 20th February 1928 – 19th March 2020 Anne was born on the 20th February 1928 in Granard, County Longford in the Republic of Ireland and after a lifetime of loving service, this smiling and gracious servant of God, returned peacefully to the Lord on 19th March 2020. She was the last […]

Parish Family Events

Today was the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord and the children spent time finding out about the Sacrament of Baptism, which most of them received when they were too young to remember !! Robyn the baby doll proved the perfect baptismal candidate.

Sacrament of Reconciliation 2019

Eleven younger members of the Parish Family made their First Confession on Saturday 23rd March. Canon Michael thought them the best group ever! The children told their Catechist James, helped by Gabby and other parents, they had had a lot of fun in their preparation sessions. After receiving the Sacrament the celebrations continued in the […]

Christmas vigil mass for children

The mass was directed at our children, our young parishioners did the readings and the bidding prayers. Children read the Gospel story whilst others gathered on the altar steps when their part was mentioned. We had Mary and Joseph, lots of lovely angels, shepherds and lambs—plus the kings. Fr Michael blessed the crib and then […]

Special mass for altar servers

On 21st September Bishop Marcus celebrated a special mass for the altar servers of the diocese. About 80 attended with their families. 3 of our servers represented our parish family. Bishop Marcus thanked the servers for their loyal service to God.  It was a wonderful way to show the servers how important they are to us all.

Parish family walk 2019

A very happy and chatty bunch gathered after the ‘Back to School’ 11am Mass  for a picnic in the Parish Hall.  Next a short walk led by Martin, was enjoyed by all from 2 years old to where “80 years young” has been celebrated!!  As the walkers ran back across the car park  the heavens opened!  […]