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As we come to the end of Rev Sharon Constable's time with us here in Avon Swift, we want to thank her for her help over the past months. Rev Sharon has always been ready to listen and advise, and had been present as much as has been possible in these difficult times. 
She will of course remain in her own parish, but will no longer serve as our incumbent; we enter a time of vacancy.
We wanted to express our gratitude to Rev Sharon for her invaluable support over the time she has been with us. 
Our Area Dean, Rev Andrew Rhoades, will now be our first port of call for parochial matters. 
He can be contacted on Tuesdays and Wednesdays through the office.
Our Pioneer Ministers, Stephen & Sharon March, continue in their roles as before.

Shaped By God Together Process

Dear friends, As you will hopefully be aware, our Diocese is inviting us all to take part in local conversations about the future shape
of the Church of England here in Leicestershire.
Each individual parish has the opportunity to give feedback , and this must be done before June 21st.

The link below takes you to a page with videos and documents which explain everything.
  
https://www.leicester.anglican.org/about-us/sbgt/sbgt-local-conversations.php


COVID Regulations

Please take time to follow the latest advice about churches in our group opening. Look on your church noticeboard or contact your church warden for details.

The Church of England also has a page where you can find the latest updates here:

Latest Advice Link

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.

(Pete Holloway will be available 21/12 - 23/12, Tel 07930 887984. )

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 - 
Thirtyone:eight will be providing the usual safeguarding cover in the evenings and at weekends.

Tel 0303 003 1111 (Option 2). Please state you 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



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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  

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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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