Host a Commonwealth Big Lunch
12th March – 22nd April
During this time, the UK will host the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, a summit focused on creating a better future for people across the Commonwealth with leaders from all 53 nations expected to take part.. Churches and community Groups are invited to bring people together to celebrate community and build connections across the Commonwealth.
The Archbishop of Canterbury is holding a Big Lunch at Lambeth Palace and is inviting people across the church to do the same in the their churches and communities. Information and registration: www.edenprojectcommunities.com/commonwealth-big-lunches
Safeguarding Audit for the Diocese
An independent audit of safeguarding arrangements in the Diocese of St Albans strikes a positive note about our safeguarding. It has affirmed the commitment shown to safeguarding by the Bishop and his senior staff in the diocese.
The independent review was carried out by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) which has been commissioned to audit the safeguarding arrangements in every Church of England diocese. These audits seek to understand how safeguarding is working and support continuing improvement. To that end, the audits comment both on what is working well and set out considerations for dioceses to take into account as they develop their safeguarding.
The Diocese is committed to following up the report with action to implement its recommendations.
As the Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse opens the first of its hearings on the Church of England, looking into practice in the Diocese of Chichester, there are some frequently asked questions for parishes available here.