Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults 

St. Peter’s Church takes seriously its safeguarding responsibilities. We follow the church of England’s national guidelines and the House of Bishops safeguarding policy “promoting a safer church”. Please visit the Diocese of Rochester’s website to access more information on national policies and safeguarding

If you have concerns over the safety and/or welfare of a member of the church then please contact our safeguarding officer:

Parish Safeguarding Officer.  Vicki Trueman


01892 524616

07756 023892

If you would rather speak to someone outside of the Parish you can approach the Diocesan Safeguarding advisor:

If you are worried about a child or young person (under 18 years) and the information you have suggests that a child is at immediate risk of being harmed, you should tell the police without delay. This is an emergency and it is appropriate therefore to use the police emergency number 999.

St. Peter’s Church is committed to implementing the House of Bishops’ safeguarding policies and good practice guidance –

A formal statement to adopt the House of Bishops’ “Promoting a Safer Church; safeguarding policy statement” was agreed by the Parochial Church Council and recorded in the minutes of the meeting on 9th June 2019

Please click here for Safeguarding policies and further information.


Gataka School, Nairobi, Kenya

Please pray for Jenny Sharman as she travels to Gataka School in Nairobi next Tuesday. Jenny is one of the UK trustees of The Kenya Children’s Trust. She will be going to try and ensure a future for the school and solve a complex squatter issue. Jenny will be working to try and get a local trustee to oversee the school. She will be taking uniform to the School kindly donated by the parents of Southborough C of E Primary School. Please pray for the success of her trip and for the children and families of this settlement.

The Kenya Children’s Trust are one of our tithing charities.

Good Friday

This morning we built the cross. It was built by us but Jesus took our sins from us and left us with empty hands. Our guilt is gone. It is finished.

“It was my sin that held him there

until it was accomplished.

His dying breath has brought me life,

I know that it is finished.”

Alpha Course

Want to know more about the meaning of life.  Why not try the Alpha Course.

The Alpha Course is a course designed to present the fundamentals of the Christian faith in a relaxing atmosphere in which you can consider the facts and weigh the evidence. The course will last over a number of weeks and each will start with a meal. You won’t be expected to know or have read the Bible; you certainly won’t be preached-to, expected to sing, pray, or do anything except relax, listen and ask questions – yes, even the tough ones!

Please contact us if you would like to join the next course or with any other queries. Look online for further details.

 The Alpha Course