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Alpha Course Sign Up Here

Grange Baptist Church, English Martyrs Catholic Church and St. George’s Anglican Church in Tuffley are joining together to run a new Alpha Course after Easter 2017.

The course is free and open to anyone.

It starts Monday the 24 April at 7:00pm at Grange Baptist Church and runs every week for 11 weeks. The course will follow the same format each week. Welcome with buffet food in a relaxed informal atmosphere, a short video presentation followed by discussion around tables. There is no pressure and no charge, just an opportunity to consider and ask the big questions about life, faith and God.

 

If you are interested in joining us for this course, or have further questions please call Tony on: 07534488994 or e-mail; tonyminter@me.com as soon as possible.

 

Week 1 April 24 – Is there more to life than this?

Week 2 May 1 – Who is Jesus?

Week 3 May 8 – Why did Jesus die?

Week 4 May 15 – How can I have faith?

Week 5 May 22 – Why and how should I pray?

Week 6 May 29 – Why and how should I read the bible?

Week 7 June 5 – How does God guide us?

Away Day Saturday June 10 – Talk 1. Who is the Holy Spirit? Talk 2. What does the Holy Spirit do? Talk 3. How can I be filled with the Holy Spirit? Talk 4. How can I make the most of the rest of my life?

Week 8 June 12 – How can I resist evil?

Week 9 June 19 – Why and how should I tell others?

Week 10 June – Does God heal today?

Week 11 June – What about the church?

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Cafe Service

 

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A new service for anyone who would like to come along and see what Grange Baptist Church is like.  The leaflet says it all, why not join with others and come along on November 29th and try church for a change?

 

 

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Messy Church

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Messy Church at Grange is for the whole family, that means Dad’s and Grandparent’s are all very welcome to come along.

We offer two kinds of messy church, the first is during school holidays and the second is on a Sunday morning every other month. It mostly runs from 10:30 -12:00.

Everyone is ‘booked in’ on arrival in the main church building and given name badges. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult, who must stay throughout the event. There is always a theme for the day for example last February it valentine-messy-ch-221x300was’ love’ while it coincided with Valentines Day we shared how much God loves the world. Family are very welcome to get involved with the kids as they get their faces painted, create artwork, enjoy the various craft activities and supervised help is always on hand to show you how. Artwork can be taken home or left with us to display for all to appreciate. There is always plenty of hot and cold drinks available for everyone as well as cakes and biscuits.
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On the Sunday Messy Church we have a light lunch together with both those who have come to messy church and those who have been worshiping next door in the side hall. This is a great way for both to meet and get to know one another and build a greater sense of community.

Whichever Messy Church suits you, you don’t need to book in advance, just come along and enjoy the fun!


Our next Messy Church will be at 1.30pm on Good Friday, 25th March.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Grange Side Hall ‘for hire’

imageGrange Baptist Church exists to serve its community and share the love of Jesus. An expression of this purpose was realised in December 2013 with the completion of our side hall refurbishment.
The side hall is now available to hire
Monday to Saturday,
Mornings, afternoons and evenings.

The main hall has a spacious interior with six individually adjustable fan heaters to keep the hall toasty warm even through the coldest months of winter. side hall main room new
There are six double sockets around the room for you to plug in music, laptops or video projector and a
6′ x 4′ write-on/wipe-off board fitted to one far end wall. The hall also has a fitted worktop for serving refreshments with a hot water boiler. There is movable seating for 60 people and a number of tables so the room can be configured to any layout.

There are two new toilets which cater for those with disabilities including wheelchair access. It has a new fully fitted kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge and freezer and serving hatch to the main hall. There is ample cupboard space and work tops plus a hand wash basin and washing up sink. There is also the convenience of our off road car park for all groups to use freely.

hall toilet new newThe Side Hall is an ideal venue for all types of groups including;
Slimming & exercise classes
Children’s groups
Evening classes
Training courses
Collectors clubs
Art groups
Counselling sessions
Small business meetings
Birthday parties

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The Pampered Chef and we have been holding our monthly team meetings in the Grange Side Hall for over a year now. Our members vary but it is perfect for our purposes – easy to find, good parking, good facilities and the perfect size without being too big. We are made to feel very welcome. ‘ Maggie Kirby

We encourage you to compare our costs with any other venue in the area, like for like we offer a great opportunity for hiring because we are not driven by commercial profit but a faith fueled passion to provide an affordable place for our community to meet.

‘Jesus said love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind and love your neighbour as yourself’. Luke 10:26

We are taking bookings now on a first come first serve basis, If you would like more information or a quotation for hiring the side hall, please call: 07817 470087

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Prayer

imageThe third week in November is prayer for prisons week. Please take some time to focus your thoughts and pray for people in prison, their families, those who work with prisoners to help rehabilitate them. For victims of crime and their families. For those seeking to end re-offending and for our prisons to be less overcrowded.

Grange meet to pray together every other Sunday at 6:30pm. All are very welcome to come along.

Romans 8:26
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.
Phillippians 4:6
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

prayer for you new webIf you would like prayer for anyone or any situation please e-mail the Prayer Chain on our ‘Contact us’ page. Your request will immediately be telephoned to our prayer ministry team. If you would like to talk about a problem and have someone pray with you confidentially please contact our minister, Tony.

What is Prayer?
Prayer is listening to and talking with God. It is about an ever deepening relationship with God.

Why do we pray?
God has taught us to pray in the Bible. Prayer is an important part of a Christian’s life enabling us to get closer to God, and to find a greater sense of God’s purposes for our lives. Many exciting things have happened in churches and communities when prayer has been central.

How do we pray?
As a child you may have been taught to close your eyes and put your hands together but these are not essential. The beauty of prayer is that you can do it any place at any time.

Prayers can have many aspects but these are the most common:

Adoration. Praising God for who he is.
Confession. Asking forgiveness for the wrong things we have done and the right things we have failed to do, and recognising the collective failures present in our world.
Thanksgiving. Expressing gratitude for the many good gifts that we receive each day that enrich our lives.
Supplication. Praying for others, for our nation, for other countries and for ourselves that God may guide and lead.

Prayer can take place privately or with family and friends. Some meet regularly with two other people in a prayer triplet. Churches will not only pray in services but in house groups, church meetings and on other occasions. Written prayers can be used, but prayer in Baptist churches is often improvised ‘extempore’. Prayers can be said out loud or silently.

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Grange Youth Group (GYG)

image‘GYG’ is Grange Youth Group for school years 7 and above. We meet each Sunday evening in term time, 6.30pm – 8.30pm and alternate between Soul Fun and Soul Food evenings. Soul Fun are relaxed evenings with food and games at Grange Baptist Church. Soul Food are relaxed evenings with food and The Bible at one of the GYG leaders’ houses. We also get involved in the life of the church, helping out at events such as the Christmas Fair and the summer Fun Day, and taking part in the Sunday morning services. Each summer we go to the Christian youth festival Soul Survivor. We also have outings and one-off events throughout the year. If you would like to come along to GYG then please contact the GYG leader Rachael Pryor on: 01452 332051.

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The Goal

GGGoalThe Goal meet on Sunday mornings to teach the children during the Sunday service. We start in the main church with the rest of the congregation and then leave for an hour of fun and learning. We are a small group but would love to grow and welcome new children.

 

If you would like to join The Goal come along on any Sunday Morning at 10:30am
or contact The Goal here

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Coffee House

coffee house logo croppedIf your looking for a warm friendly place to have a hot drink and a biscuit, meet friends for a chat or just chill out and read the paper then our Coffee House is perfect for you.

Open every Monday 10:00am – 12:00pm

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Coffee House is for everyone! You do not have to be a member of the church, anyone can drop in for a drink as often as you like. We serve a variety of fruit teas as well as earl grey or good old English er…Indian tea!  We also offer hot chocolate and sugar reduced juices for younger children. There are biscuits and small cakes to enjoy in a very relaxed friendly atmosphere. Grange Baptist Church is a Fair Trade church.

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Grangers

GGRRangersGrangers is a bible based children’s club that meet on Tuesday evening in term time from 6:15-7:30pm. We cater for year 1 to year 6. We play games, do quizzes and make craft. We charge £1.00 per session and this includes a tuck shop and drinks. We are a very informal group with a big emphasis on FUN!

If you would like to join Grangers either come along at 6:15pm on a Tuesday
or contact Grangers here

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The Ladies Fellowship

The Ladies Fellowship Meet every Tuesday from 2.30pm to 4.00pm.The Ladies vary in age from 58 to 93 and on a good day we can have as many as 18 attending. Plenty of chatter afterwards over a cup of tea and biscuits. The meeting is open to all and we have one gentleman who attends.

Our speakers come from various backgrounds but all love the Lord. It is a privilege to hear the word from so many devoted Christians. We are bible led and have some afternoons when everyone participates in many different ways and receive God’s blessing. We also hold a quiz once a year and have DVD presentations.

There have been visits from Tear Fund, the Gideon’s, Glory Road Ministries, Mission Aviation, Leprosy Mission and Gloucester City Mission. All have received support financially from our Ladies fund.

A few ladies get together before the meeting specifically for prayer: ie: for our meeting, those in our fellowship who need God’s touch, our Community, our City, our Country and our World.

There are two outings, one in June and the other in the autumn and these provide our opportunities for outreach. Invitations are sent to the other local churches and friends and relatives husbands also join us on these trips. One of the main objectives is to show our friends and relatives that the ladies fellowship has a fun side as well as a scriptural one and Christianity can be fun.

Our Aims;

  • To Worship
  • To Learn
  • To Study
  • To Share fellowship
  • To Give thanks

All are very welcome to our meetings and if we can help others to find the Lord then this is an added bonus. Ladies from several Church fellowships attend the meeting and experience a weekly blessing from our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

If you would like any more information please contact The Ladies Fellowship here

 

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Book a party at Grange!

Did you know you can hire our church (or side hall) for Children’s parties? Grange is a regular choice for families who do not want the hassle of hosting a party in their home. We have the space, we have the parking, we have the facilities to provide a perfect venue for your child’s party. We can even provide you with a Bouncy Castle through our good friends at Castle Capers and when you book your party at Grange you get a special discount on any bouncy castle of your choice

Church Hire costs:
Three hour session: £30.00 (This must include set up time for your party i.e. putting out chairs tables, food, decorating and then cleaning up afterwards).
Extra time can be hired at £5.00 per half hour. This is venue hire only.

Bouncy Castle Hire:
Three hour session: £45.00 (based on 12ft x 14ft) such as Toy Story castle shown. We take responsibility for booking the castle, setting it up before the party, packing and taking it away afterwards, all you have to do is bring the food, cake and guests! If you would like to have a look before you book please telephone Tony on; 07534488994 he would be delighted to show you around and answer any questions you may have.

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To Book a party
Call: 07534 488994

Check date is available
Arrange to pay deposit (half of total) remainder in cash payable on day of party
Sign our standard terms and conditions
All done!

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Home Mission

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Home Mission is all about helping Baptist churches and individuals to reach their mission potential and bring the love of God to their communities.

This happens through Grants given to support a variety of ministries in and through Baptist churches and chaplains across the country. It also enables all our churches and ministers to be supported and helped through the work of the Regional Associations and the specialist teams in Didcot. For information about the allocation of grants, please contact our regional association.

By giving to Home Mission you are helping transform the lives of people across the country. Find out more about some the people who have benefitted from Home Mission funding.

This year we need to raise over £4m to continue the work that Home Mission makes possible. That sounds like a lot of money – but if every Baptist Church gave at least 5% of their general income to this vital work we would raise that – and more!  If you are a member of one of our churches then please encourage your church to give at least 5%.

Click here for more information about Home Mission and ways to give.

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Home Bible Study

bible study newAlong with Prayer we believe God’s word is paramount in teaching us how to live out our Christian faith. Grange currently has three home bible study groups which meet regularly. Different locations, people and study topics but with one aim, to help us understand the Bible and how to share the gospel good news.

Timothy 3:14-17
Continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that a person of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.

Home Bible Study Group 1. Monday 9th November 2015 7:30pm (meet every other week) Contact: Rachael Pryor.

Home Bible Study Group 2. Wednesday 11th November 2015 7:30pm (meet every other week) Contact: David or Elle Crunkhurn.

Home Bible Study Group 3. Monday 16th November 2015 7:30pm (meet monthly) Contact: Phil & Stella Smithson.

Home Bible Study Group 4. Wednesday 18th November 2015 7:30pm (meet monthly) Contact: Ceri Morgan.

 

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Victor and Caroline

Caroline is a trained nurse and was training as a nurse anaesthetist in Germany before starting mission work in 2004 on the Mercy Ships, involved in the discipleship training school. Victor is a trained motor mechanic and a body shop estimator. He served with YWAM and then Mercy Ships. Victor and Caroline met on the Mercy Ship in 2006 and married on 14 February 2009. After training, they moved to Guinea in 2011 to work with a development project. Having completed three years in Haiti, they relocated back to Guinea and are currently involved with helping to develop self-help groups.

 

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How Can I Become a Christian?

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How do you become a Christian?

Salvation or ‘Being Saved’ Begins With God: Becoming a Christian is one of the most important steps you will take in your life. Continue reading to learn what the Bible teaches about becoming a Christian and what it means to be a follower of Christ.

This call to salvation begins with God. He initiates it by drawing us to come to Him.

John 6:44 “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him … Revelation 3:20 “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in …”

Human Efforts are Futile: God desires an intimate relationship with us, but we cannot obtain it through our own efforts.

Isaiah 64:6 “All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags…” Romans 3:10-12 “…There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God. All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one.”

Separated by Sin: We have a problem. Our sin separates us from God, leaving us spiritually empty.

Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” It is impossible for us to find peace with God through our own efforts. Anything we try to do to obtain God’s favor or gain salvation is worthless and futile.

Sin: What is Sin and What Does the Bible Say About Sin? For such a small word, a lot is packed into the meaning of sin. The Bible describes sin as the breaking, or transgression, of God’s law (1 John 3:4). It is also defined as disobedience or rebellion against God (Deuteronomy 9:7), as well as independence from God. The original translation means “to miss the mark” of God’s holy standard of righteousness.

Salvation: a Gift from God: Salvation then, is a gift from God. He offers the gift through Jesus, his Son. By laying down his life on the cross, Christ took our place and paid the ultimate price, the penalty for our sin — death. Jesus is our only way to God.

John 14:6 “Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.” Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

Responding to God’s Call: The only thing we must do is respond to God’s call.

But how? How do I become a Christian? Receiving God’s gift of salvation is not complicated. The response to God’s call is explained in these simple steps found in God’s Word:

1) Admit you are a sinner and turn away from your sin. Acts 3:19 says: “Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.” Repent literally means “a change of mind that results in a change of action.” To repent, then, means to admit you are a sinner. You change your mind to agree with God that you are a sinner. The resulting “change in action” is, of course, the turning away from sin.

2) Believe Jesus Christ died on the cross to save you from your sins and give you eternal life. John 3:16 says: “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.”   Believing in Jesus is also a part of repenting. You change your mind from unbelief to belief, which results in a change of action.

3) Come to him by faith. In John 14:6 Jesus said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.” Faith in Jesus Christ is a change of mind that results in a change of action—coming to him.

4) Pray a simple prayer to God. You may want to make your response to God a prayer. Prayer is simply communicating with God. Pray using your own words. There is no special formula. Just pray from your heart to God, and believe that he has saved you. If you feel lost and just don’t know what to pray, here’s a prayer of salvation you can pray.

Dear Lord, I admit that I am a sinner. I have done many things that don’t please you. I have lived my life for myself. I am sorry and I repent. I ask you to forgive me. I believe that you died on the cross for me, to save me. You did what I could not do for myself. I come to you now and ask you to take control of my life, I give it to you. Help me to live every day in a way that pleases you. I love you, Lord, and I thank you that I will spend all eternity with you. Amen.

5) Don’t doubt. Salvation is by grace, through faith. There’s nothing you did, or ever can do, to deserve it. It’s a free gift from God. All you have to do is receive it!

Ephesians 2:8 says: “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.”

6) Tell someone about your decision. Romans 10:9-10 says, “If you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.”

7) Find a local church You will still have lots of questions and it’s a good idea to start to looking for a local church where you can meet other Christian’s your own age and who can help you on your faith journey learning more about Jesus. On our ‘Welcome to Grange‘ page you will find more information to help you find our church and some answers about what you might expect to find when you come. If you would like to talk to our minister beforehand please do not hesitate to contact him here.

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Child Protection

Grange Baptist Church Child Protection Policy

Grange Baptist Church fully recognises its responsibilities for child protection. Grange Baptist Church is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

1                     Aims of Policy

1.1         Our policy applies to all staff and volunteers working with children and young people in the church. There are five main elements to our policy:

  • Ensuring we practice safe recruitment in line with Government guidance by using at least one accredited recruiter on all interview panels and by checking the suitability of staff and volunteers to work with children and young people and ensuring any unsuitable behaviour is reported and managed using the Allegations Management Procedures set out by Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board (GSCB).
  • Raising awareness of child protection issues and equipping children and young people with the skills needed to keep themselves safe.
  • Developing and then implementing procedures for identifying and reporting cases, or suspected cases, of abuse by logging welfare concerns and referring to the Children’s Helpdesk.
  • Supporting children and young people who have been abused in accordance with his/her agreed child protection plan.
  • Establishing a safe environment in which children and young people can learn and develop.

2             Responsibilities:

2.1        All staff and volunteers working with children and young people are alert to signs of abuse which includes neglect, physical injury, sexual abuse,  emotional and spiritual abuse.

2.2           Where abuse is suspected or a sustainable allegation made, adults will report the information to the nominated Designated Person for Safeguarding
(DPS) is the appointed by the Church Leadership Team and affirmed annually by the Church Meeting.  Records will be made noting the date, time,
places and people who were present.

2.3         Information divulged cannot be kept confidential between the child and a member of staff or volunteer working with children and young people.  The appropriate agencies will be alerted for the child or young person’s own protection.  Adults will share relevant information about the protection of children and young people with other professionals where appropriate.

 2.4         We recognise that because of the nature of the contact with children and young people, church staff and volunteers working with them are well placed to observe the outward signs of abuse. The church will therefore:

  • Establish and maintain an environment where children and young people feel secure, are encouraged to talk, and are listened to.
  • Ensure children and young people know that there are adults in the school whom they can approach if they are worried.

3             Procedures:

3.1         We will follow the procedures set out by the Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board (GSCB) and take account of guidance issued in the Safe to Grow document of the Baptist Union of Great Britain (sixth edition 2011) to:

  • Ensure we have a Designated Person for Safeguarding who has received appropriate training and support for this role.
  • Ensure we have a nominated Safeguarding Trustee on the Church Leadership Team responsible for child protection who has received appropriate training.
  • Ensure every adult (including paid and volunteer staff working with children and young people) and Church Meeting knows the name of the Designated Person for Safeguarding, the Nominated Safeguarding Trustee on the Church Leadership Team and their role.
  • Ensure all staff and volunteers working with children and young people understand their responsibilities in being alert to the signs of abuse and responsibility for referring any concerns to the DPS.
  • Ensure that parents have an understanding of the responsibility placed on the church for child protection by setting out its obligations on the Church Notice Board.
  • Develop effective links with relevant agencies and co-operate as required with their enquiries regarding child protection matters including attendance at case conferences and core groups.
  • Keep written records of concerns about children and young people, even where there is no need to refer the matter immediately.
  • Ensure all records are kept securely and in locked locations.
  • Develop and then follow procedures where an allegation is made against an adult in the church.
  • Ensure safe recruitment practices are followed.

3.2         We recognise that children and young people who are abused or witness violence may find it difficult to develop a sense of self worth. They may feel helplessness, humiliation and some sense of blame. The church may be the only stable, secure and predictable element in the lives of children and young people at risk.  When at church, their behaviour may be challenging and defiant or they may be withdrawn. The church will endeavour to support the child or young person through:

  • The church ethos which promotes a positive, supportive and secure environment and gives children and young people a sense of being valued.
  • Liaison with other agencies that support children and young people such as social care,

4             Procedures for alleged child abuse by members of staff or volunteer working with children and young people

4.1         The DPS will be informed who will contact the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) to discuss the concern and act on advice given.  He/She will also contact the Police Child Protection Unit if this is considered necessary after discussion with the LADO.  All allegations will be logged.

5              Procedures for alleged child abuse by DPS

5.1         The Nominated Safeguarding Trustee will follow the procedures for allegations management.  This will include making contact with the LADO and acting on advice and procedures given.

6             Monitoring and review

6.1         The Church Leadership Team will ensure that the church has a Designated Safeguarding Person and Safeguarding Trustee, affirmed by the Church Meeting to take lead responsibility for dealing with safeguarding issues. The Church Leadership Team will regularly monitor and review any incidents detailed by the DPS

6.2         This policy is reviewed annually by the Church Leadership Team.

6.3         The policy will be monitored on an annual basis through the DPS report to Church Leadership Team.

 

POLICY STATEMENT
On Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults in the Church

 Grange Baptist Church (referred to as ‘the church’ in the Policy Statement)

The vision of the church is:
To Know God’s Love. To Show Jesus’ life. To Grow in the Power of The Holy Spirit.
In fulfilling this vision the church:           

has a programme of activities with children and young people., welcomes children, young people and vulnerable adults into the life of our community makes our premises available to organisations working with children and young people the church recognises its responsibilities for the safeguarding of all children and young people under the age of 18 and vulnerable adults (regardless of gender, ethnicity or ability) as set out in The Children’s Act 1989 and 2004, Safe from Harm (HM Government 1994) and Working Together to Safeguard Children (HM Government 2010).

As members of this church we commit ourselves to the nurturing, protection and safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults associated with the church and will pray for them regularly.

In pursuit of this we commit ourselves to the following policies and to the development of procedures to ensure their implementation.

Prevention and reporting of abuse

It is the duty of each church member and each member of the wider church family to prevent the physical, sexual and emotional abuse of children, young people and vulnerable adults and the duty of all to respond to concerns about the well-being of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to report any abuse disclosed, discovered or suspected.  The church will fully co-operate with any statutory investigation into any suspected abuse linked with the church.

Safe recruitment, support and supervision of workers

The church will exercise proper care in the selection and appointment of those working with children, young people and vulnerable adults, whether paid or voluntary.  All workers will be provided with appropriate training, support and supervision to promote the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults

Respecting children, young people and vulnerable adults

The church will adopt a code of behaviour for all who are appointed to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults, so that all children, young people and vulnerable adults are shown the respect that is due to them.

Safe working practices

The church is committed to providing a safe environment for activities with children, young people and vulnerable adults and will adopt ways of working with children, young people and vulnerable adults that promote their safety and well-being.

A safe community

The church is committed to the prevention of bullying of children, young people and vulnerable adults.  The church will seek to ensure that the behaviour of any who may pose a risk to children, young people and vulnerable adults in the community of the church is managed appropriately.


Responsible people
The church has appointed Richard Poole as the Safeguarding Trustee tooversee and monitor implementation of the policy and procedures on behalf of the church’s charity trustee. The church has appointed David Crunkhurn as the Designated Person for Safeguarding to:
advise the church on any matters relating to the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adultstake the appropriate action when abuse is disclosed, discovered or suspected.

 

Policy and procedures

A copy of the policy statement will be displayed permanently on the noticeboard in the church entrance. Each worker with children, young people and vulnerable adults whether paid or voluntary will be given a full copy of the policy and procedures and will be required to sign and follow them. A full copy of the policy and procedures will be made available on request to any member of the church, the parents or carers of any child, young person or vulnerable adult from the church or any other person associated with the church. The policy and procedures will be monitored and reviewed at least annually. The policy statement will be read annually at the church meeting in March together with a report on the outcome of the annual review.