Our Children's Ministries and Commitment to Child Safety
Playgroups are offered on Monday and Tuesday each week Monday: 9.30 am to 11.30 am 1 pm to 3 pm 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm Tuesday 10 am to 12 noon. at the Parish Hall in Gisborne. [cnr Brantome & Fisher Streets]
For more information contact Lorna Howard— through the Parish Office 5428 4038.
On the 3rd Sunday of the Month.
4.30pm – At St Paul’s Parish Hall Cnr Fisher & Brantome Streets Gisborne.
Please join us for church that is different, fun and very ‘Messy’!!
Messy Church offers Craft/activities/games – a short worship time – a meal too!
It is for everyone of all ages!
For more information: tel. 03 5428 4038
Other special activities for children together with a worship and learning programme during our Saturday/Sunday worship are also offered.
OUR COMMITMENT TO CHILDREN’S SAFETY The Anglican Parish of Gisborne is committed to ministering to children, young people and vulnerable adults by providing an environment that is physically, emotionally and spiritually safe. This parish is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. We will endeavour to provide a safe and supportive environment for children and young people through safeguards which include: Working With Children and police checks for all staff and volunteers who have contact with children, and ongoing training, support and review for staff and volunteers. We are committed to promoting a culture within this parish where our practice reflects values of integrity, duty of care, transparency, inclusion, and mutual accountability. If any person has concerns about the behaviour of a church worker or about the safety of children in this parish, they can contact the Director of Professional Standards for the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne, by calling Kooyoora Ltd on 1800 135 246. (Kooyoora Ltd is an independent Professional Standards company which undertakes Professional Standards work for non-profit charitable entities.) If a child or adult is in immediate danger, please call the police on 000. Concerns may also be addressed to the Vicar or to one of the Child Safe Offciers, who will take appropriate action including, if appropriate, any legally required report to statutory authorities.
Fr Dennis Webster Vicar
Child Safe Officers: Debra Saffrey-Collins, Mary Duggan