A prayer video for next month’s Safeguarding Sunday (November 20) has been released today and includes a contribution from the Bishop of Bristol, Viv Faull, one of the Church of England’s deputy lead safeguarding bishops.
Safeguarding Sunday is an annual awareness-raising campaign coordinated by the charity Thirtyone:eight to give churches an opportunity to show their communities that they take their safeguarding responsibility seriously and to explore together as a church what safer places look like. The theme of the campaign this year is: “One Church, One Day, One message: Protecting Vulnerable People. Together.”
The Bishop of Birkenhead, Julie Conalty, also a deputy lead safeguarding bishop, has filmed a video reflection for Safeguarding Sunday which will be released nearer to November 20.
Churches can download the video and all the Safeguarding Sunday resources and register to take part for free at thirtyoneeight.org/safeguardingsunday
Read the full news release from Thirtyone:eight UK churches unite in prayer to mark Safeguarding Sunday and ask God’s help in becoming a safer place for all (thirtyoneeight.org)