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As a community we endeavor to:
- be an inclusive church which celebrates human diversity and welcomes all.
- create a space where people can grow in their faith, can question and discover the sacred in life through openness, struggle, laughter, prayer and worship.
- support one another through mutual care and hospitality.
- be alert to the needs of our local community and the wider world, having a commitment to be in solidarity with those who are marginalised and isolated.
- celebrate life in all its fullness and cherish creation.
We don’t manage it all the time, so when we stumble and fall, we pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and try again.
As members of St Columba’s Church we are concerned with the wholeness of each individual within God’s purpose for everyone. We seek to safeguard all members of the church community. It is the responsibility of each one of us to protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from physical, emotional, spiritual and sexual abuse and from neglect. If you would like to speak to someone about any aspect of St Columba’s Church safeguarding policies, or you have any concerns, in the first instance, please contact our Safeguarding Officer, Brenda Nelson. You can email Brenda: Brenda.Nelson@stcolumbacrosspool.org.uk or phone 0114 267 0006.
To read our Safeguarding Children Policy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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If you normally give to church by envelope or via the plate on a Sunday, and would like to continue to give while the church building is closed, please consider setting up a standing order or making a one-off donation via your bank, either online or by telephone. The account details for St. Columba’s account are as follows:
Church of St Columba || S/C 05-08-18 || A/C 33146413 || Yorkshire Bank
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15th July, 2021
We have been praying with and supporting the Open Doors project which helps support Christians across the world facing religious persecution. They have recently created a short film called ‘Among the Ashes’, aimed at churches in the UK at a time when many people are struggling with loss or perhaps even going through a time when everything seems to have fallen apart.
Recorded in an abandoned church in South Wales, the film explores a psalm of lament and presents recent stories from the persecuted church. We hope this powerful resource will be useful in prayer meetings, church services and at other events as we consider God’s presence in the ashes together, and find out how the biblical principle of lament can bring hope and comfort today.
Please follow the link here which will take you to where you can watch the film and find out more about Among the Ashes.
We hope this resource will be both challenging, encouraging, and helpful as you continue to remember and pray for our persecuted family around the world.
30th April, 2021
Our Hope Beyond grant application was successful! AllChurches Trust Limited Trustees have awarded us a grant, which will help us to upgrade our communications and ICT/AV facilities in both St Columba’s and Steven Hill, as well as developing our new shared website. The Hope Beyond Grant Scheme aims to enable churches and Christian charities to meet changing needs within their communities, helping them and the communities they support to adapt to the challenges and opportunities presented by the Coronavirus pandemic. Upgrading our filming and recording equipment and software will help us to move to a more professional digital platform, which is particularly important as we aim to continue to make our online services and events more accessible as we go forwards. This means we will be able to continue to work within and widen the community as we have been doing during this pandemic.
In particular we will be focusing on updating our video and recording equipment so our Zoom services and (hopefully) other events will be able to be more widely broadcast, as well as working on our YouTube and website presences.
Please join with us in thankful celebration for All Churches Trust, Registered Charity No. 1043742 for their generous investment in St Columba and Stephen Hill. AllChurches Trust is one of the UK’s largest grant-making trusts. In 2020 they awarded over £23m to churches, charities and communities all over the UK and Ireland. Their funds come from ownership of the Ecclesiastical Insurance group (EIG). Please keep our Hope Beyond project in your prayers.