St Lawrence Church Bidborough

St Lawrence Church, Bidborough

Know God, Show His Love, Grow His Church

Southborough Team

800th Anniversary


Please see the documents linked below which outline how St Lawrence Church, Bidborough handles data:

General Policy
Role Holder Policy

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Past Cases Review in Rochester Diocese

We are committed to making our church a safe space for all. Churches across the Diocese of Rochester are currently undertaking a comprehensive safeguarding review to establish that all known past cases of concern relating to church abuse have been considered and dealt with appropriately. If you are concerned about something you have experienced in a church, now or in the past, or you are worried about another person - perhaps a vulnerable adult or a child – there are people you can talk to and you will be taken seriously. Anyone who needs to come forward with information or make any disclosures regarding church related abuse are encouraged to make direct contact with the Diocese of Rochester’s Safeguarding team on:

01634 560000

or visit:

Recognising that this may not feel safe for those with a lived experience of abuse from within the church, a dedicated telephone helpline, operated independently from the church, by the NSPCC, is available. Calls can be made free on:

0800 80 20 20

Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults

St. Lawrence’s Church takes seriously its safeguarding responsibilities. We follow the church of England’s national guidelines and the House of Bishops safeguarding policy “promoting a safer church”. Please visit the Diocese of Rochester’s website to access more information on national policies and safeguarding:

Safeguarding Policies

If you have concerns over the safety and/or welfare of a member of the church then please contact our Parish Safeguarding Officer, Vicki Trueman:

Vicki Trueman

Phone:   01892 524616 / 07756 023892

If you would rather speak to someone outside of the Parish you can approach the Diocesan Safeguarding advisor:

Janice Keen, Bishop’s Adviser for Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

Phone:   01634 560000

If you are worried about a child or young person (under 18 years) and the information you have suggests that a child is at immediate risk of being harmed, you should tell the police without delay. This is an emergency and it is appropriate therefore to use the police emergency number 999.

St. Lawrence’s Church is committed to implementing the House of Bishops’ safeguarding policies and good practice guidance:

Guidance Document

A formal statement to adopt the House of Bishops’ “Promoting a Safer Church; safeguarding policy statement” was agreed by the Parochial Church Council and recorded in the minutes of the meeting on 9 th June 2019.

Daily Prayers

BCP Morning Prayer
CW Morning Prayer
BCP Evening Prayer
CW Evening Prayer

Daily Prayer provided by the official Church of England web site, © The Archbishops' Council of the Church of England, 2002-2020.

Rochester News
March 2020

Rochester Link

APCM Documents

Data Protection

Click below to read our Privacy Notices, explaining how we protect and process your personal data.


Thursday 4:00-5:00pm in the small village hall.

Crisis Recovery

The Day Centre would be happy to receive donations of second-hand clean clothes and shoes for their guests (particularly men’s clothing). If you can help please get in touch with Alan Richards on 528916.


There is a Traidcraft stall in Church on the first Sunday of every month. Please support this worthwhile project.

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