National Lockdown Response January 2021
Following the government’s announcement this week about the national lockdown, we have reviewed our practices and services in line with guidance from the Church of England. We have decided to close for in-person services. Instead we will be offering services online via Zoom, as well as other ways to connect with each.
We are committed to the Stay at Home message and the need to stop the spread of the virus. We acknowledge and share the sadness many are feeling at not being able to meet together as we would usually do at the moment and prayerfully and confidently look forward to better times ahead. Let us pray for an end to the Pandemic, for those working in the NHS and all who effected by the pandemic.
Our Church of England parish extends from Kilburn High Road in the East across Queens Park to Kensal Rise in the West, and from Brondesbury Park in the north down to South Kilburn.
We are an inclusive church who seek to be confident, compassionate and creative as we share the love of Christ in this community. We are a welcoming, diverse and friendly community. Our worship is within the ‘liberal catholic’ tradition; that means the gospel of Christ and the Eucharist are central to our worship, and we value the traditions and doctrines of the church. At the same time we are open to progressive interpretations of scripture and use a diversity of music and symbols in our worship. We also have a small but welcoming Sunday School.
Our faith is expressed:
- spiritually, through worship, faith and crisis support;
- socially through fellowship, community events and activities;
- faithfully through engagement with our neighbours of other faiths;
- physically through the availability of rooms and other spaces for hire and
- practically with links, activities and information on local support networks and on our website.
We look forward to meeting you soon.
Here at St Anne’s we take seriously the well being of every person in our church community as we value each person equally. This commitment is part of the way we express that we can be confident and compassionate in our faith. As such we take the Safeguarding of all our members very seriously, especially children, young people and vulnerable adults. Every person has a value and dignity which comes directly from the creation of all in God’s own image and likeness. This implies a duty to value all people as bearing the image of God and therefore to protect them from harm. Please follow the link at the bottom of page which will take you to our full policy and details of Safeguarding Officer and Children’s Champions.
We subscribe to the Church of England policy on Promoting Safer Church. Clicking on the Safeguarding Policy link in the footer of every page of this website will take you to the full policy documents and the names and contact details of those in the parish and further afield should you have any concerns whatsoever.
Also further information about safe safe guarding can be found here; https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2017-12/PromotingSaferChurchWeb.pdf
You can also contact the Diocesan Safeguarding team athttps://www.london.anglican.org/directory/safeguarding-team/ and childline on 08001111 24 hours a day.
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