St Stephen with St Paul's Church
"Sharing Food, Developing Friendship, Deepening Faith"
God of bodies,
if it is true that the earth is yours
and all within it,
then yours are the rocks and grasses
on every side
of every border.
And - more -
yours are the faces
of every person;
border dwellers, border crossers,
border guards, border deniers,
border defenders, borderless,
borderful, border endangered
and border dreamers.
What we ask is simple,
but it will take many lifetimes:
let us make borders serve us,
not us them.
And - again - let us
be people who make justice
stretch across borders.
Because the earth is yours
and everything in it.
It is round
and turns everything on itself.
May we turn to each other
as we turn to you.
Parish Safeguarding Policy
Ensuring that children and young people as well as adults are kept safe whilst
in our care is an integral part of our church life. If you have any concerns about safeguarding please contact:
In the Parish:
Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinator: Nick Silcock Tel contact – 0115
In the Diocese: Julian Hodgson., Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, 01636
Out of Hours for Children & Adults:
Nottinghamshire: 0300 456 4546
Nottingham City Council: 0115 876 1000
Bawtry: 01302 796 000