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“With many in our country on lockdown,
t’s important that we support those who are feeling lonely and isolated,
whatever age they are."
Archbishop Justin Welby  

IMPORTANT NOTICE from the Archbishops and Bishops Martyn and Guli

Our church buildings are now closed for public worship and for private prayer.

Emergency baptisms can take place in hospital or at home, though subject to strict hygienic precautions and physical distancing.

There can be no weddings in church buildings until further notice.

Funerals can only happen at the crematorium or graveside, only immediate family members can attend (if the crematorium allows) - that is, spouse or partner, parents and children, keeping their distance in the prescribed way.

You can contact the team through the contacts page of this website.

The Avon-Swift Benefice Facebook page is also something to watch as we try to think of new ways of doing and being church.


If you have a safeguarding concern, you can contact the local Independent Person for your parish. 

Their details can be found on individual church websites or on the church noticeboard.

Also see the links page or on A Church Near You.

If you are not sure who to contact our local benefice Safeguarding Administrator is Karen Morgan 01455 699259 or 07853 339936. 

In Leicester Diocese, if you have concerns about a child, young person or an adult who may have been harmed or be at risk of harm, please contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers for advice and support: Rachael Spiers 0116 2615341 or Peter Holloway 0116 261524.

If you have concerns about the immediate safety of someone please don’t delay in ringing the Police on 999 or Children or Adult Services:

  • Leicester City Children and Adults Services (incl. out of hours for Children’s Services) – 0116 454 1004
  • Leicester City and Leicestershire Adult Services out of hours – 0116 255 1606
  • Leicestershire Children’s Service (incl. out of hours) – 0116 305 0005
  • Leicestershire Adult Services (daytime) – 0116 305 0004
Out of Hours Safeguarding Cover - If you need advice about a safeguarding matter out of office hours (evenings and weekends) please call:
  • Thirtyone:eight tel 0303 003 1111 (Option 2) - Callers should state that they are calling from 'Leicester Diocese'.
In an emergency (especially if someone is in immediate danger of harm) you should always call 999 and ask for the police.

Childline For children who want someone to talk to Tel: 0800 1111


We the parishes of The Avon-Swift Benefice commit ourselves to God and to one another, seeking to become a community that is centred on Christ and inspired by the Spirit to respond to the love of the Father and share it with others."

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