Safeguarding Policy

St Katharine’s Church takes its responsibilities surrounding the safeguarding of children, young people, and adults who may be at risk very seriously, and works in partnership with the Diocese of Salisbury to ensure that we work in accordance with best practice at all times. St Katharine’s is compliant with the Church of England’s Safeguarding Policies and Guidelines that can be found here: https://www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding/promoting-safer-church-safeguarding

Our Parish Safeguarding Policy can be downloaded and viewed below – see page 4

If you have any Safeguarding questions or concerns you can contact our Parish Safeguarding Link Officer, Rosemary Davies. Alternatively you can contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser,  on  07500 664800 or email heather.bland@salisbury.anglican.org

Flower Festival a Blooming Success!

Thank you to everyone who helped at last weekend’s wonderful Flower Festival – it was a wonderful community event and great to see so many people coming to enjoy the beautiful displays. We raised some much needed funds to help keep our wonderful church going and were delighted with the fantastic Puppet Shows kindly put on for the children (and adults) to enjoy!

SALISBURY DIOCESAN BOARD OF EDUCATION (DBE)

From the SALISBURY DIOCESAN BOARD OF EDUCATION (DBE)

New Trustees – may God be calling you to this role?

As we move into a new Triennium in the autumn the Trust Board of the Diocesan Board of Education will be joined by up to five new trustees. Might you be called by God to serve Him in this way?

We have an exciting three years ahead working with schools, academies and importantly, multi-academy trusts to shape our service to meet their needs. We will be working to help every church school fulfil their deeply Christian vision; schools at the heart of the parish communities to which they belong. If you would like to learn more about serving God and the children and young people of our diocese please click on this link:

https://www.salisbury.anglican.org/schools/diocesan-board-of-education-new-trustees-2021/


We’ve Joined Just Giving!

Given so many people no longer carry cash we have now set up a Just Giving page and will have a QR code visible in church for people to use to make donations. QR codes (aka quick response codes) are images that, when scanned on a phone or tablet, take a person to a specific website page. This means, for example, that visitors or congregants could use our unique QR code to be quickly directed to our donation page where they can select an amount to donate.

You can visit our just giving page here at http://www.justgiving.com/stkatharineschurch or just click the link to make a donation if you’d like to help. All donations go towards the up keep of the building and to our work helping our community.

Brother Samuel SSF

We are very pleased that Brother Sam, from the Franciscans, will be ‘in the deanery’ for the first week of Advent (from 29th November) Mostly through virtual means, he will be leading us for the week with daily reflections and zoom meetings, giving us all encouragement and hope in this long Covid winter.

Watch this space for further details

Services in the Savernake Team

Because of the restraints of Coronavirus, there will be no parish-based Harvest Services in the Team this year.

We will however pray appropriately in thanksgiving in our Sunday services.

We are planning a Zoom Harvest Festival for the 11th of October.

It is envisaged that similar restrictions will be in place for Remembrance, we are awaiting guidance.

Communion

Communion services are restricted and very strict protocol will need to be followed in those communities that choose to have a communion service.

Matins and Evensong

Because of the restrictions on congregational singing, these will be identified as Morning or Evening Worship. In those communities that are accustomed to the BCP format, that will be followed as far as is possible.