WelcomeWelcome to the website for the Benefice. I hope that you find it helpful and that you are encouraged to visit our churches either for worship of one of the events that are held in our churches from time to time.
We are welcoming churches and aim to appeal to all; there are a wide variety of services ranging from the Book of Common Prayer to Common Worship, with a family service at St Oswald’s led by the leaders of our young people’s group known as Ozzie’s Club. We are of a central Churchmanship and are inclusive; we hope that you will feel the warmth of the welcome that we offer as you join us for what ever you are attending.
Our churches are for you in the good times but also the tough times and so many come to us at the milestone events of life as well as week by week in the ordinary and everyday events of life. You will be made most welcome.
With all good wishes,
The Revd Canon Ian A. Davenport, Rector.
All parishes are required to participate in a Past Cases Review, commissioned by the Church of England. PCR2, as it is known nationally, is part of the Church’s ongoing scrutiny of its handling of past and current safeguarding cases. An Independent Reviewer will be looking at files relating to church officers in this parish, both lay and ordained, past and present.
“Individuals who wish to make representations to the PCR2 process, or who need to come forward with information or make any disclosures, are encouraged to make direct contact with the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser. However, recognising that this may not feel safe for those with a lived experience of abuse from within the Church, a dedicated telephone helpline – 0800 80 20 20 – operated independently from the Church, by the NSPCC, has been set up.”
The United Benefice of St Oswalds, Malpas , Holy Trinity, Bickerton and St John’s , Threapwood take their duties and obligations to protect all extremely seriously. We have adopted the national Church of England’s robust procedures and guidelines. You can find out more about the national policies and procedures at www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding.
If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues of a safeguarding matter then you can find useful contact information at www.chester.anglican.org/social-responsibility/safeguarding
Get in Touch
All of the churches warmly welcome any inquiries concerning our services.
Please contact the clergy for more information about occasional offices at our churches.