WMC: March 2018
We are currently looking for a new Circuit Safeguarding officer. As mentioned before, this is in no way a comment/judgement on Tabitha Griffiths or the work she has so conscientiously done for us in this role but rather good practice, that the Methodist Connexion has asked us to comply with. They have now informed us that Church/Circuit Safeguarding Officers should not be married to, or be a partner of, a Methodist Minister.
If this is something you feel you could do, or would like any more information about, do let Keith know as soon as possible. Full training and support will of course be given.
Keith will be running some Safeguarding Training over the next few months. For those who have not done any Safeguarding training at all and have not completed the Creating Safe Space foundation module, there will be an opportunity to attend a training session on Thursday 12th April at Wallingford Methodist Church at 7:30 pm, which will last for two hours.
For those who have completed the Creating Safer Space Foundation Module, but four years or more ago, the refresher module will be run at Trinity Church Abingdon on Wednesday 9th May at 7:30 pm, again, this will last two hours.
On Tuesday 1st May at Wantage Methodist Church at 7:30 pm there will be a Circuit Safeguarding Forum. This is a meeting for all Church Safeguarding Officers, Circuit Staff and anyone who has an interest in Safeguarding issues to meet together informally for support and an opportunity to be brought up to date on any news/developments that have come from either the District or Connexion.
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
The Advent Devotional for this year is now available.Please click on the pdf icon on this page.Our grateful thanks to all those who contributed to this and may this new resource help us all as we journey together through this blessed...
The knitters and chatters continue to work on various craft projects. Lots of knitted angels have been made and Carolyn has been busy liaising with local care homes so they can bring some festive cheer. Judith has been busy with some fair isle hats. Louise made a Christmas frog for her daughter who is at University. Alan and June have finally completed their rugs which were bought at the...
Following the Prime Minister's statement on 31 October, it has been confirmed that new National Restrictions will be brought into effect from 5 November 2020 (subject to a Commons vote on Wednesday) in England.* As part of these new restrictions, places of worship and their ancillary accommodation will have to close or remain closed for congregational worship and all other user groups...