This page is for general links to church related websites you may find useful.
The church of England has a page telling you what you need to know about arranging a funeral.
The full Policy on “Promoting a safer church: Safeguarding policy statement for children, young people and adults” can be found here. http://www.rochester.anglican.org/content/pages/documents/1517914927.pdf
The Church’s safeguarding procedures are more robust than they have ever been, and all PCC members and clergy are now trained in safeguarding procedures. You and us are aware that some individuals and leaders of the past have behaved in a far from honourable way. That was never right. It should not be hidden. there are now very clear procedures both for reporting and for acting on these historic allegations – events that may have happened last month or 20 years ago or more. Don’t feel you have to keep quiet. Find someone to talk to.
If you would like to report historic allegations of abuse, you can find in the above document the procedure to follow. if the historic allegations involve members of the clergy, please contact the Bishop’s Advisor for Safeguarding Children and vulnerable adults, Mrs Janice Keen, on 01634 56000 or on Janice.firstname.lastname@example.org
If it involves another member of the community or congregation, you can contact 999 if you or someone else is in immediate danger. You can contact the Parish Safeguarding OFficer, shared in common with Mereworth at mereworthPSO@gmail.com