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St Peter's Church, College Road, Hextable, BR8 7RH

 

At St Peter’s Hextable and St Paul’s Swanley Village we take safeguarding very seriously and the PCC have adopted the House of Bishops Parish Safeguarding Handbook, Promoting a safer church, which can be viewed here Further safeguarding documents can be found on the Rochester Diocese safeguarding website Safeguarding children, young people and adults experiencing, or at risk of abuse or neglect is the responsibility of us all whether they are in the communities in which        we live or part of our Christian family.

 

If you have a concern regarding a child, young person or adult who may be at risk of harm please speak to our Parish Safeguarding Officer, Andy Birmingham 07511 255 565 or email him on safeguarding@stph.org.uk 

SAY HELLO

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We’re in a new season of life and mission, fully devoted to ‘renew and refresh’ across church life for the health and future God would have us know. We’ve begun

a patient process of exploring how we will better serve the challenges and possibilities of our time and culture. We’re asking God to provide in the people,

the pounds and the projects that God is signposting for us.  

 

Some of the ground we’ve covered already is captured in Johnny’s bi-monthly pastoral letters. We’re settling on the detail on the detail of what is to be the focus of our shared church life, and are excited about where God will lead us. Community consultations and church conversations held last summer were vital to this information gathering and we’re eager to settle on what our 2025 focus will be.

This will all flow out of our calling to 'love God, grow family and increase hope!' 

Jesus is the reason and motivation for all we do. We seek to be faithful to God’s Word and led by the Holy Spirit. Our goal is to grow as disciples and to call many more into that great adventure. Jesus was full of grace, truth and generosity.

We’re still learning what that means.

Our community matters. Our neighbours, streets and villages are not by accident. There is purpose and possibility in everything. We seek to honour all people.

We aim to grow and show grace to everyone. We long for heaven to break out in Hextable and Swanley Village. That would be enough…

At St Peter’s and St Paul’s we’re excited to be part of the New Wine Network as it connects with our history of renewal and the ongoing life of the Holy Spirit.

New Wine is a movement of churches working together with a vision to see this nation transformed through Christians experiencing the joy of worshipping God,

the freedom of following Jesus, the power of being filled with the Spirit and working out what this means through loving and serving our communities.

Safeguarding

We’re committed to everyone’s well-being and seek to establish safe and caring spaces for all.  Whilst safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility, the PCC has appointed Andy as Parish Safeguarding Officer with Ian, Barbara and Julie in the wider Safeguarding Team. All paid workers and volunteers are safely recruited with training and support provided. We fully endorse and implement the Church of England's safeguarding policies and procedures. For more info see

our diocesan safeguarding website.