St Michael & All Angels, Awliscombe
Welcome to the web page for St Michael & All Angels, Awliscombe.
Our church is normally open to visitors every day from 8:00 am. However, THE CHURCH IS MOSTLY CLOSED during the current crisis.
Please take the time to enjoy and admire this ancient building, which has been the spiritual home of
generations of Awliscombe people for at least 600 years.
Services are again suspended in Awliscombe Church until the period of lockdown ends. However the church will continue to be open for private prayer.
See Worship box below for details of services restarting after the end of lockdown.
With no weekly collections, no fete and the prospect of no harvest supper it will surprise no one that our finances are not in good shape, while many of our expenses – insurance, building maintenance and, of course our Common Fund contribution – continue. These are hard times for many of us, but if anyone is in a position to increase their monthly giving or to make a one-off donation (all details below), please give that some consideration.
If anyone has ideas for alternative fund-raising activities that are workable in the current circumstances, please get in touch.
I’m happy to say that we are in with a chance of getting some funding from the Covid-19 Emergency Heritage At Risk fund towards the cost of doing the work required to sort out the Lady Chapel roof. We are awaiting a response later this month to our funding application.
Lay led services
We have now resumed lay led services, subject to Covid-related precautions as follows:
What to look out for in the future – Coronavirus permitting
SAFEGUARDING at St Michael’s – Promoting a Safer Church
St Michael’s Church, Awliscombe is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk to worship and grow in Christ safely. Concerns about children, young people and adults at risk will be diligently and promptly responded to according to our procedures, recognising the sensitivity it may hold for those involved.
As a parish / church we have adopted the House of Bishops ‘Promoting a Safer Church’ policy and the Parish Safeguarding Handbook, incorporating the House of Bishop’s Safeguarding Policy and Practice Guidance.
Our PCC has formally adopted this and signed the Safeguarding Policy Statement Promoting a Safer Church.
We have also displayed the Promoting a Safer Church poster prominently within our church / parish.
All those working with children and adults at risk have undergone safer recruitment, received safeguarding training and support.
If you have a concern about the safety of someone or the actions of someone working with children or vulnerable adults, please speak to:
* Jane Davies on 01404 44683
You could also contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team at – https://exeter.anglican.org/resources/safeguarding/safeguarding-team/
If you are a young person and you feel unhappy about something happening to you, you can call Childline on 0800 11 11.