Welcome to St Paul's
Welcome to St Paul's

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

1. To worship and glorify God in Jesus Christ and be a focus for prayer and intercession in the world.

 

2. To welcome diversity and work towards growth in the church fellowship for all ages.


3. To encourage a thinking community where questions can be asked and to help people learn from the Bible and value the sacrements.

4. To embrace the Commandments and to love God and to love one another and to serve the local community.

SAFEGUARDING

Our parish of St Paul's in Grove Park, Chiswick is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults from harm. We follow the House of Bishops guidance and policies and have our own Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO). The Diocese of London’s safeguarding pages contain links and information including contacts for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor who advises our PSO.

 

If you are concerned that a child or adult has been harmed or may be at risk of harm please contact Shelagh Allsop 07710 385839 who is the St Paul's PSO. 

 

If you have immediate concerns about the safety of someone, please contact the police and your local authority’s children or adult social care services.

 

 In general terms, if you are worried about something, it can help a great deal to talk about it, either here at church or there are some phone lines listed below that you can call free of charge.

 

You can download the Church Of England's Parish Safeguarding Handbook at: 

https://www.sendparishchurch.co.uk/ParishSafeGuardingHandBookAugust2019Web.pdf

PHONE NUMBERS AND WEBSITES

Vicar: Rev'd Caroline Halmshaw
 vicar@stpaulsgrovepark.com 07742 738660
Children's Champion: Bea Vickers 07766 491766 
Childline: 0800 111

Samaritans: 116 123

Family Lives: (was Parentline Plus) 0808 800 222

Churches Child Protection Advisory Service Helpline: 0845 120 4550

Diocesan Safeguarding Helpline: 020 7932 1224

Diocesan Safeguarding Website:

 https://safeguarding.london.anglican.org/

DATA PROTECTION

On 25 May 2018, new rules came into force under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which governs the way all organisations must treat the data they hold for clients and contacts. We will ensure that our contact information for you is accurate and up-to-date, and that this information is held in a secure database. We confirm that your information won’t be shared with any third parties. 

 

If you would like to receive the St Paul’s Weekly Greeting and any other emails from the St Paul’s Communications Team, please email Annabel Hughes-Parkinson who sends out newsletters on behalf of St Paul’s Grove Park. Cecilia Thwaites is our PCC secretary and our Data Protection Officer. 

 

You are able to unsubscribe from the St Paul’s mailing list at any time in the future, simply by getting in touch with Annabel, or by clicking on unsubscribe on any newsletters sent to you.

 

We also use your personal data for some or all of the following purposes:

 

  • To enable us to meet all legal and statutory obligations (which include maintaining and publishing our electoral roll in accordance with the Church Representation Rules)
  • To carry out comprehensive safeguarding procedures (including due diligence and complaints handling) in accordance with best safeguarding practice from time to time with the aim of ensuring that all children and adults-at-risk are provided with safe environments
  • To minister to you and provide you with pastoral and spiritual care (such as visiting you when you are gravely ill or bereaved) and to organise and perform ecclesiastical services for you, such as baptisms, confirmations, weddings and funerals
  • To deliver the Church’s mission to our community, and to carry out any other voluntary or charitable activities for the benefit of the public
  • To administer the parish, deanery, archdeaconry and diocesan membership records
  • To fundraise and promote the interests of the Church and charity
  • To maintain our own accounts and records
  • To process a donation that you have made (including Gift Aid information)

 

Most of our data is processed because it is necessary for our legitimate interests, or the legitimate interests of a third party (such as another organisation in the Church of England).  An example of this would be our safeguarding work to protect children and adults at risk.  We will always take into account your interests, rights and freedoms. Some of our processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation.  For example, we are required by the Church Representation Rules to administer and publish the electoral roll, and under Canon Law to announce forthcoming weddings by means of the publication of banns.

 

We may also process data if it is necessary for the performance of a contract with you, or to take steps to enter into a contract.  An example of this would be processing your data in connection with the hire of church facilities. Religious organisations are also permitted to process information about your religious beliefs to administer membership or contact details.

 

Our data controllers will comply with their legal obligations to keep personal data up to date; to store and destroy it securely; to not collect or retain excessive amounts of data; to keep personal data secure, and to protect personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and to ensure that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data.

 

Photos of church events may sometime appear here on our website. If you have any concerns about this, or would like specific photos removed then please contact Catherine Jessop

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