Well this is my opportunity to welcome you, I’ve been in post here as Team Vicar now, for around a month and along with Lisa and our son Macaulay, we have been made terrifically welcome.
Many of you will have known me from my past life as a local plumber and are now getting used to me as your new vicar, I too have to get used to that change and as I said at my licensing here……..
“By the help of God I will”.
We’re so blessed here to have such a wonderful team of willing and equipped volunteers and staff, all of whom should feel encouraged, for they have prayerfully managed to enable this church to flourish during its interregnum, following on from the difficulties that Covid 19 bought with it, and so I now take hold of the batton, supported by these wonderful folk, as we continue together, not forgetting those who have gone to glory, to run this good race with ‘Jesus, the perfector and founder of our faith.’ by our side.
Revd Matt Smith
Canford Churches; namely The Lantern, St Barnabas & Canford Parish Church, take our responsibilities surrounding the safeguarding of children, young people, and adults who may be at risk very seriously, and work in partnership with the Diocese of Salisbury to ensure that we work in accordance with best practice at all times.
Our Parish Safeguarding Policy can be downloaded here
Alternatively you can contact one of the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers,
|Jem (Jeremy) Carter or Suzy Futcher
Rector’s PA and Parish Secretary
Mrs Carrie Partridge
Canford Magna Centre
Canford Magna Parish Church
Tel : 01202 882270
Office open: Monday 10am - 12noon, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9:30am -12noon