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Safeguarding, Help and Support

St Thomas's firmly believes that all people are made in the image of God, and we seek to show the same love, care and respect for all, whether or not you are a regular member of the congregation.

Any of us might find ourselves in need at some point in our life. St Thomas's may be able to offer help, and can also suggest other avenues where help and support might be found.

Pastoral

Pastoral support takes many forms. The clergy team at St Thomas's provide pastoral support, or can assist you finding other support if needed. If you would like to speak to a member of the clergy, please visit our contact page for details.

Safeguarding

“Safeguarding is at the heart of our Christian faith; ...it means the action the Church takes to promote a safer culture in all our churches” (Archbishop Justin Welby, 2018).

Safeguarding is being aware of others and their needs. This means challenging situations where needs are not being met, or where individuals of any age are being - or appear to be being - abused in any way.

St Thomas’s has implemented up-to-date safeguarding policies recommended by the Church of England and Salisbury Diocese. As in any organisation, this process is continuous: we all share the responsibility to promote a safer culture, and we must all be aware of the needs of those who may be vulnerable and respond accordingly.

If you have any concerns on safeguarding, either for yourself or others, please contact Rosie Norman, the Parish Safeguarding Officer (PSO) or Michael Humphreys, Deputy PSO.

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone (Parish Office): 01722 322527

Further information on safeguarding can be found by clicking on these documents:
Safeguarding: what it is, what are we doing to encourage it

Safeguarding trifold leaflet

Safeguarding flow chart: what to do, by whom and by when

Safeguarding Handbook

Safeguarding policy

Homelessness

St Thomas's doesn't have any facilities to assist those who are homeless, but if somebody is on duty in the church we can normally provide a hot drink and a place to sit.

The charity Alabaré runs a drop-in centre for those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Charities 

Financial support may be available from the charities St Thomas's administers. Applications are usually made by external agencies (normally social services or recognised charities) on behalf of those in need. Please click   here for further details of either charity, including contact details. 

St Thomas & St Edmund's Charity

St Thomas's is entrusted with the care of the St Thomas and St Edmund's Charity, which disburses funds from a number of small historic bequests, intended for the relief of need for those who live in the parish of St Thomas and St Edmund. Requests for those living in the area of Bemerton Heath are also considered.

The Fricker Charity

The Fricker Charity was established under the terms of the will of John Fricker (d. 1701). Rental income is received from a property in Salisbury, and after expenses for the upkeep of the property are met, any surplus is distributed by St Thomas's, St Martin's, and the Trustees of Trinity Hospital. The area considered covers most of central Salisbury. Disbursements are made for those in need.

Upcoming Events

Morning Prayer
25th Jun 19: 8:00 am - 8:20 am
Coffee Morning
25th Jun 19: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Praying Together in St Michael's Room
25th Jun 19: 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Official Launch of the Flags of Thanks Exhibition
25th Jun 19: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Holy Communion (Common Worship)
26th Jun 19: 8:00 am - 8:25 am
Sunday Services

8.00 am - Holy Communion

10.15 am - Parish Communion

6.00pm - Evensong

 

Services in the week

Monday

8.00 am - Morning Prayer

10.30 am - Holy Communion  

Tuesday

8.00 am - Morning Prayer

10.00 am - Prayer Group

Wednesday

8.00 am - Holy Communion

Thursday

8.00 am - Morning Prayer

Friday

8.00 am - Morning Prayer

9.30 am - Holy Communion