We take the care of all God’s people seriously at St Dunstan’s.
St Dunstan’s is committed to implementing the House of Bishops’ safeguarding policies and good practice guidance, and Safeguarding is a regular item on our PCC Meetings. We follow the guidance from the Diocese of Rochester, and national church and, in line with the guidance, all people working with children, young people or vulnerable adults are safely recruited, have undergone appropriate training and are DBS checked.
Safeguarding information is displayed in our church, where all worship and activities take place, and on this page.
Safeguarding procedures have changed over time, and we now have robust procedures to address behaviours that were never acceptable and are still unacceptable. if you believe that you have been the victim, even if it was years ago, please report it. this is called “historic allegation of abuse”. If it involves a member of the clergy (a priest, Vicar, Rector or Deacon), please contact the Diocesan Safeguarding officer – Mrs Janice Keen or Mr Greg Barry – by phone (01634 56000) or email (Janice.email@example.com)
If you, or someone you are concerned about is in immediate danger, please call 999 now.
This year Lent starts on Wednesday 6th March (Ash Wednesday). Lent is traditionally a time to give up something (sweets and chocolate are often popular). Or maybe you would like to try and give up something more profound permanently….
This year we are running a “Lent in Reverse’ project. This is about giving up some of the things we do not see – the junk which drags us down and holds us back. If you come along to the service on 24th February at West Peckham, you can find out more…..
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Baptism of Aurora! This Sunday we gather to joyfully celebrate Aurora’s arrival and to baptise her into the Christian church. Join us at 11am in the beautiful church of West Peckham, as we gather around the font that has stood in this church for centuries.
Dear Wedding couples, due to inclement and deteriorating weather in this area, we have postponed the Marriage Preparation course due to start tonight. the first session will be on Thursday 8 March. Stay warm, stay safe and see you next week.
St. Lawrence Church hosts this great, free event on Saturday 24th march.
Lent begins on February 14th February (Ash Wednesday). We will mar this event with a special Traditional Communion service (with “Ashing”) at 10am in Mereworth church.
Everyone is welcome.
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[services marked with ** are particularly suitable and welcoming to children and young families]
Sunday 3 December, 5pm Advent service of readings and music (Mereworth)
**Sunday 10 December, 5pm, West Peckham Carol Service (West Peckham), followed christmas drinks – tickets in advance from Mrs Edwards
**Saturday 16 December, 5pm, Children’s Nativity and Carol service, with the Children’s Church Community Choir (Mereworth)
Sunday 17 December, 5pm, 9 Lessons and Carols (Mereworth)
Wednesday 20 December, 6.15pm, “The Empty Chair” (Mereworth; a service for anyone with a significant Empty Chair this Christmas, especially suited to anyone bereaved or mourning)
**Sunday 24 December, 9.30, Family Communion for Christmas Eve (Mereworth)
** Sunday 24 December, 3pm, West Peckham Christingle Service
** Sunday 24 December, 5pm, Mereworth Christingle Service
Sunday 24 December, 11pm, Midnight Communion, Mereworth
** Monday 25 December, 9.30, Family Communion for Christmas Day, Mereworth
** Monday 25 December, 10am, Family Communion for Christmas Day, West Peckham
We have a special service for you (and your pets) at 3pm on September 17th in Mereworth Church…
Rev’d Pat Dickin will be on holiday from Friday 11 August to 2nd September.
We will have our usual range of services with some new and familiar faces taking the services for us.
The church will be open as usual for you and Pat’s deputies (Paul Spensley and Angus Gribbon) and Jenifa Muscat (Cluster Adminstrator on 07738239388) are available if you need any help.
We hope Pat and her family have a relaxing (and well-deserved) break.