Eyam Church - we are open
WE ARE OPEN
At 7.30pm each Sunday there will be a Celebration service in Church.
From 17th August we will be open for Private Prayer from 12noon to 3pm weekdays only.
Our Church life also continues online - please see below for ways to join us - you are very welcome. When you enter the Church building please remember to wear your facemask.
At Eyam on 16th August we will have an 11.00am Morning Service on the Eyam Church facebook - click the link on this page.
We will be having Evensong for all our Churches every fortnight at 6.30pm and the next ones in August are on 9th and 23rd. Log into St Anne's Church, Baslow to find the link.
If you want to join a Zoom coffee group after the 11.00am service please contact the Rector 0794 7092951
From Sunday 12th July onwards there will be a 9.30am Service held each Sunday in St Hugh's Church Foolow - it is open for Private Prayer each day from 8.00am to 6.00pm.
If you watch online and want to keep in touch with us please go to the FORMS section of our website and fill in the Data Protection Consent form. We can then contact you and keep you up to date with other events.
We would love to know how you feel about the online services and you can give us feedback in the FORMS section using the Questionnaires.
The Annual Plague Commemoration Service
We will not hold our usual outdoor service in the Delph this year - instead we will stream a service at 11.00am on Sunday 30th August commemorating the faith and bravery of those who lived through the 1665/1666 plague in Eyam, and also recognising the parallels in our own time as we face the coronavirus pandemic.
There are growth groups that meet online to encourage one another. Please tell us if you would like to be part of one of these.
Serving the village
We are here to serve the village so we will be joining in with other village initiatives but if you would like to specifically talk to me about anything my phone number is 0794 7092951 or the office 01433 630930.
The Church exists to spread love and, though these restrictions are feeling difficult and burdensome, they can’t stop love which knows no barriers.
Finally as we continue in this lockdown I pray that you will continue in his love, that you might again grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. (Ephesians 3:18-19)
Revd Mike Gilbert, Rector of Eyam
Protocols and practice guidance for the Church of England’s Past Cases Review 2, (PCR2) have been published and are on the National Church of England Website.
Individual survivors who wish to make representations to the PCR2 process in the Derby Diocese or who need to come forward with information or make any disclosures regarding church related abuse are encouraged to make direct contact with the Safeguarding Team 01332 388678.
However, recognising that this may not feel safe for those with experience of abuse from within the church, a dedicated national helpline - 0800 80 20 20 - operated independently from the church, by the NSPCC, was set up in September 2019 and remains available.
Survivors were not invited to contribute to the 2007-2009 PCR and the Church has wanted to ensure a different, trauma informed approach is taken by PCR2. Listening to survivor voices has helped to shape how this review will be conducted.
We are now at the beginning of the PCR2 process, this is an independent review to look at all the safeguarding files, historic and current for both adults and children, including all Church officers. The review aims to ensure that wherever concerns have been raised that the cases have been handled appropriately.
The National Church has given a commitment to undertake a new Past Cases Review (PCR2) which will not only look at all types of harm, both to children and or adults, but will probe much deeper in records or concerns held in parishes, some of which may not have been reported to the DSA. Your vicar (or church warden if in Interregnum) will now have received a letter from +Libby outlining what is required to enable this significant piece of work to be completed. We need to submit the final report to the National Safeguarding team by the end of December 2020. We will be in touch directly with PSOs’ to give the detail of the next step, but it may be helpful if you identify where any parish records are held so that there is less work to do when we ask you for the details. The timescale for responding to PCR2 in the Diocese of Derby is by 31st March 2020.