Safeguarding

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

All Good Gifts Around Us…

Harvest is a joyous time of year when we remember God’s generous provision, give thanks for our many blessings and explore how God invites us to be generous and share what we have with those in need. 

Part of experiencing this joy in life is our daily needs being fulfilled: It is difficult to be content if you are hungry and destitute. 

The bible reminds us: 'Freely you have received; freely give.' (Matthew 10:8).

Part of our response to this is to share what we have been blessed with; and our local Lutterworth and Villages Foodbank (part of the Trussell Trust) can be a part of this generosity. In the year April 2018 - March 2019, they provided over 1500 parcels to clients visiting the distribution centres – a 23% increase on the previous year.

The Foodbank relies on people’s generosity to help people in need, and Harvest time is a particular focus where we can do our part. Following on from the huge success of their 'Healthy Harvest in a Tin' Campaign in 2018, this year they would like individuals, schools, churches and community groups to support them by donating a balanced 'Meal-in-a-Bag' for an individual or family. 

To create a balanced Meal-in-a-bag, it’s as simple as donating:

  • Tinned meat or fish
  • Tinned potatoes or a pack of rice
  • Tinned vegetables
  • Tinned fruit or a long life pudding
Next, pop it all in a strong, reusable bag and drop it off at one of the many collection points.
Of course, vegetarian tinned meals, other non-perishable, in-date foods plus essential household items such as toiletries and laundry products will be gratefully received too.

Last year, many people and organisations were exceptionally generous, which was wonderful, but did cause a few logistical challenges! So, if you have a large amount of food to donate, or are holding a Harvest Celebration with collections for Foodbank, please support by delivering directly to the warehouse which will be open each Tuesday and Friday morning. 

To arrange a drop-off time etc, please email before delivering: info@lutterworthvillages.foodbank.org.uk. 

For more information: https://lutterworthvillages.foodbank.org.uk/


MISSION STATEMENT

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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