I have received the following message regarding Safeguarding. I ask, beg, urge and pray that as many of our parish community who can attend, will attend — especially those who are involved in our Children’s Liturgy, FHC catechesis, and who in any capacity are involved with children or vulnerable adults. I will also be contacting many of you on an individual level in this regard. As a parish community we are committed to the safety and welfare of all our members; our Parish Council has nominated a group to formulate our Safeguarding Policy; I have lodged my own Criminal Record Search with the archdiocese here, and have attended an advanced Safeguarding workshop at the International School. This is such an important issue, and we must do everything in our power to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all our parishioners, young, less-than-young, and older! If you are able to attend, please let me know. Thank you.

Fr Ed

“Dear Father Ed
The Anglican Church of Luxembourg will be running a Safeguarding Training event on Saturday 24 October from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm at the Catholic Seminary, Centre Jean XXIII in Kirchberg.  The Diocese’s Safeguarding Manager, Ian Carter will be coming to Luxembourg to lead this event. Ian will bring us up to date with the latest developments in safeguarding legislation, with information on the checks that we, as a church, are subject to as part of the Church of England. He will also provide advice and training on how to provide good safeguarding measures and practices for the protection of children and other vulnerable people we have contact with, within the context of church.

We still have a few places remaining for this training day and the Reverend Chris Lyon wondered whether you and/or others from your Church might like to join us.

Please let me know whether this is of interest to you.

Best wishes

Lynn BarclayParish,  Coordinator, Anglican Church of Luxembourg”