Contact Details

St Mary's Church, Church Lane, Horncastle, Lincolnshire, LN9 5HW

Tel. 01507 525 600

Horncastle Group

SAFEGUARDING

Most of the time at church we are like a big happy family.  However, even in very happy families, people can have a bad day and even people we know and trust can upset us.  We want to help everyone have good days all of the time.  We try to make sure that people who have jobs in the church always behave well and in a way that is helpful to you.  We never want anyone or anything in church to frighten you, confuse you or worry you.  It is important that you tell us if something is upsetting you or if you are feeling worried about something that's happening or something somebody is doing.   We have specially trained people who you can talk to and who you can ask for help.  Those people are good at safeguarding.  This means they look after everyone's safety.  Caring for people is a very important part of our Christian life.

The people who can help you are the parish priest or the parish safeguarding office.  You can contact the safeguarding officer, Marilyn Hieatt or Revd Canon Charles Patrick.  If you wish to speak to someone outside the church you can contact the diocesan safeguarding team – their contact details are available here:

https://www.lincoln.anglican.org/safeguarding-overview

There is also information there about other places from where you can get help or advice.

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The Horncastle Group comprises 7 churches clustered around the market town of Horncastle at the southern end of the South Wolds Partnership.

 

Our villages, like those in the Asterby and Hemingby Groups, specialise in their services. We have a group of 26 Authorised Lay Ministers who, together with our Clergy, support the services held in all our village churches.

 

We also have a unified Mother's Union, who meet monthly in Thimbleby Village Hall. We hold Flower Festivals, Remembrance Day Services; The Thankful Village at High Toynton - celebrating the return of everyone from the First World War. A Communion and one Morning Praise are regulars in some churches and all the other churches have special services during spring, summer and autumn and the usual Carol Services.

 

 


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