Bookings

If you would like to book a room or change a current booking/dates please contact Carol Hoyes at carolhoyes@gmail.com

Groups using our buildings

If you would like to contact any of our Groups please use the booking email above, giving your details and a group leader will be asked to contact you.

All dates and times are to be found in the Calendar and the leaders of each group are in the table below.  Some groups close over the school holidays, so please check the calendar for dates.  Many of these groups will have their own SAFEGUARDING POLICY but if not they are required to work to our own Methodist Church Policy which is below.  There is also a link to The Lincolnshire District website on the home page, which gives you access to further documents.

Please read our Lettings Policy, before you book any premises for the first time Lettings Policy

Prayer Time – We are holding a regular short prayer time in the Prayer Chapel at Keelby at on Wednesdays (silent prayer) for app 30 minutes.  Look out for prayer request forms just inside the door on the hall table.   Any request made will be treated in the strictest confidence and will not be discussed outside of the prayer times.  If you would like to email us a prayer request then please do so to Keith Hands, details in the contact list.  There is also a prayer meeting at 18 Oak Road, Healing on Thursdays 6.30pm to 7.00pm please get in touch with Peter Ede should you wish to join them (number below).

Table Tennis Friendly – A social night or occasionally league games are played on Tuesdays.  For details please ring Tim Hughes in the list below.

Sew Pretty – a group meeting to bring their own craft project.  Help, instruction and encouragement is given by Heather to all.

Village Walks– We meet at Healing Methodist Chapel for a walk of about 3 or 4 miles at a gentle pace at 2p.m.  Dates vary, but generally either 2nd or 3rd Sundays.  All are very welcome to join us.  If you require further information please contact Peter Ede 01472 883625.

Kids N Us – A parent and toddler group for all, held at Keelby on Friday mornings.

The Edge Club – a friendship club who meet on the first Monday of each month with a guest speaker.

Knit and Natter – bring a craft of any sort along and enjoy the natter and the coffee shop atmosphere or just sit and watch.  Wednesdays app 10.00am

Good Companions (Healing) – A retired people’s friendship group founded in 1974.

Healing Village Society (Healing) –  formerly Healing History Society. Four meetings a year at Healing Methodist Church, with guest speakers

 

Day

Meetings at Keelby 

Sunday Morning Worship, 10.00am A warm welcome awaits you!
Sunday House Group, 6 Suddle Way, Keelby, 8.00pm
Monday The Edge Club, 2.00pm – 4.00pm (1st Mon of month)
Monday Meeting alternate Mondays during season – Methodist Team, Table Tennis, The Schoolroom, 7.15pm – 10.00pm. Keelby Cricket Club Team, Table Tennis, The Schoolroom, 7.15pm – 10.00pm
Tuesday Table Tennis Friendly, The Schoolroom, 7.30pm (when no league matches)
Tuesday Sew Pretty, The Edge, 7.00pm – 8.45pm.
Wednesday Open for Coffee, The Edge, 10.00am – 12.30am
Wednesday Silent Prayer in the Prayer Chapel, 12.30pm – 1.00pm
Wednesday Knit & Natter, in The Edge, 10.00am – 12 noon
Thursday Bible Study, The Edge, 10.30am – 12 noon
Thursday Keelby Scouts, The Schoolroom, 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Friday Kids’n’Us – 10.00am to 11.30am, The Schoolroom
Friday Keelby Brownies 5.30pm – 7.00pm, The Schoolroom

Day

Meetings at Healing

Tuesday

First & Third Fish & Chip Luncheon Club, 12.00 noon . Drinks and chat from 10.30 a.m. On third Tuesday an informal 20 minute service in the chapel from 11.15 a.m.

Tuesday Good Companions.  First and third Tuesdays,  at Healing Methodist Church 2.00pm.
Thursday  Ladies’ Circle Friendship Group, fourth Thursday in the month, 2.00 pm. at Healing Methodist Church.
 Friday  Healing Village Society. Four meetings a year at Healing Methodist Church, 7.30 p.m.

Statement of Safeguarding Principles

Every person has a value and dignity which comes directly from the creation of male and female in God’s own image and likeness. Christians see this potential as fulfilled by God’s re-creation of us in Christ. Among other things this implies a duty to value all people as bearing the image of God and therefore to protect them from harm.

Principles

We are committed to:

  • the care and nurture of, and respectful pastoral ministry with, all children, young people and adults
  • the safeguarding and protection of all children, young people and adults when they are vulnerable
  • the establishing of safe, caring communities which provide a loving environment where there is informed vigilance as to the dangers of abuse.

We will carefully select and train all those with any responsibility within the Church, in line with Safer Recruitment principles, including the use of criminal records disclosures and registration with[1] the relevant vetting and barring schemes.

We will respond without delay to every complaint made which suggests that an adult, child or young person may have been harmed, cooperating with the police and local authority in any investigation.

We will seek to work with anyone who has suffered abuse, developing with them an appropriate ministry of informed pastoral care.

We will seek to challenge any abuse of power, especially by anyone in a position of trust.

We will seek to offer pastoral care and support, including supervision and referral to the proper authorities, to any member of our church community known to have offended against a child, young person or vulnerable adult.

In all these principles we will follow legislation, guidance and recognised good practice.

Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy for Healing and Keelby Methodist Church

This policy was agreed at a Church Council held on 2nd March 2011 and updated following a review in light of changes in roles and general policy on 4th March 2015.

The Methodist Church, along with the whole Christian community, believes each person has a value and dignity which comes directly from God’s creation of male and female in God’s own image and likeness. Christians see this as fulfilled by God’s re-creation of us in Christ. Among other things, this implies a duty to value all people as bearing the image of God and therefore to protect them from harm.

The Healing and Keelby Methodist Church is committed to the safeguarding and protection of all children, young people and vulnerable adults and affirms that the needs of children or of people when they are vulnerable are paramount

The Healing and Keelby Methodist Church recognises that none of us is invulnerable but that there is a particular care for those whose vulnerability is increased by situations, by disabilities or by reduction in capacities. It is recognised that this increased vulnerability may be temporary or permanent and may be visible or invisible, but that it does not diminish our humanity and seeks to affirm the gifts and graces of all God’s people.

This policy addresses the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults. It is intended to be a dynamic policy. It is intended to support the Church in being a safe supportive and caring community for children, young people, vulnerable adults, for survivors of abuse, for communities and for those affected by abuse.

The Healing and Keelby Methodist Church fully agrees with the Connexional statement reiterated in Creating Safer Space 2007:

As the people of the Methodist Church we are concerned with the wholeness of each individual within God’s purpose for everyone. We seek to safeguard all members of the church community of all ages.

 The Healing and Keelby Methodist Church recognises the serious issue of the abuse of children and vulnerable adults and recognises that this may take the form of physical, emotional, sexual, financial, spiritual or institutional abuse or neglect. It acknowledges the effects these may have on people and their development including spiritual and religious development. It accepts its responsibility for ensuring that all people are safe in its care and that their dignity and right to be heard is maintained. It accepts its responsibility to support, listen to and work for healing with survivors, offenders, communities and those who care about them. It takes seriously the issues of promotion of welfare so that each of us can reach our full potential in God’s grace.

The Healing and Keelby Methodist Church commits itself to respond without delay to any allegation or cause for concern that a child or vulnerable adult may have been harmed, whether in the church or in another context. It commits itself to challenge the abuse of power of anyone in a position of trust.

The Healing and Keelby Methodist Church commits itself to ensuring the implementation of Connexional Safeguarding Policy; government legislation and guidance and safe practice in the circuit and in the churches.

The Healing and Keelby Methodist Church commits itself to the provision of support, advice and training for lay and ordained people that will ensure people are clear and confident about their roles and responsibilities in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults who may be vulnerable.

The Healing and Keelby Methodist Church affirms and gives thanks for the work of those who are workers with children and vulnerable adults and acknowledges the shared responsibility of all of us for safeguarding vulnerable adults who are on our premises.

The Healing and Keelby Methodist Church appoints Cheryl Hughes as Church Safeguarding Contacts and supports her in her role which is:

  1. To receive and distribute any information regarding safeguarding amongst the Church in general and Church Council;
    2. To be a presence at all relevant meetings within the circuit to represent the church in safeguarding matters;
  2. To ensure that all in the church are aware of the safeguarding policy adopted by the church and ensure it is displayed prominently and reviewed each year;
    4. To promote within the church best practice on safeguarding, identify training needs within the church and co-ordinate DBS checks and other relevant form completions;
  3. To liaise as appropriate and necessary with the circuit safeguarding representatives and the District Safeguarding Officer;
  4. To be a member of the safer recruitment sub-committee to make final decisions about church roles, with others, as per the District Safer Recruitment Policy 2014.
  1. a) Purpose

The purposes of this safeguarding policy are to ensure procedures are in place and people are clear about roles and responsibilities for vulnerable adults in our care and using our premises. It is to be read in conjunction with the Methodist Safeguarding Handbook (2010).

  1. b) Good Practice

We believe good practice means that:

  1. i) All people are treated with respect and dignity.
  2. ii) Those who act on behalf of the Church should not meet or work alone with a child or vulnerable adult where the activity cannot be seen unless this is necessary for pastoral reasons, in which case a written note of this will be made and kept noting date, time and place of visit.

iii)    The church premises will be assessed for safety for children and vulnerable adults and the risk assessment report will be given annually to the Church Council in written form. This will include fire safety procedures. The Church Council will consider the extent to which the premises and equipment are suitable or should be made more suitable.

  1. iv) Any church-organised transport of children or vulnerable adults will be checked to ensure the vehicle is suitable and insured and that the driver and escort are appropriate.
  2. v) Promotion of safeguarding is recognised to include undertaking those tasks which enable all God’s people to reach their full potential. The Church Council will actively consider the extent to which it is succeeding in this area.

These things are to safeguard those working with children, young people and those adults who may be vulnerable.

  1. c) Appointment and training of workers

Workers will be appointed after a satisfactory DBS disclosure. Each worker will be expected to undergo basic safeguarding training, within the first year of appointment. The other training needs of each worker will be considered (e.g. food hygiene, first aid, lifting and handling, etc.) and each worker will have an annual review conducted by a named member of the Church Council and another worker within the organisation.

  1. d) Pastoral visitors

In terms of safeguarding, Pastoral Visitors will be supported in their role with the provision of basic safeguarding training upon appointment and will work with the Pastoral Care Coordinator and the Pastoral Care team under the supervision of the minister.

  1. e) Guidelines for working with children, young people and vulnerable adults

We ask people to follow the guidelines from page 50 to 57 inclusive of the Safeguarding Children and Young People section of the Methodist Safeguarding Handbook to be found at http://www.methodist.org.uk/downloads/safe-update-3-1110-childrenandyoungpeople.pdf (amended March 16)

  1. f) Ecumenical events

Where ecumenical events happen on church premises, safeguarding is the responsibility of this Church Council.

  1. g) Events with church groups off the premises

Adequate staffing will be ensured for such events. Notification of the event will be given to Stewards or Church Council, and consultation with Church Safeguarding Contacts. (amended March 16)

  1. h) Other groups on church premises

Where the building is hired for outside use, the person signing the letting agreement [which should include Safeguarding Form E],[2] will be given a copy of this policy and the leaflet. The lettings secretary will consider the various users of the building in making lettings[3]

  1. i) Complaints procedure

It is hoped that complaints can generally be dealt with internally by the organisations. However, a complaint may be made to a Stewards or Rev Jade Bath. If a complaint is made to another person, it should be passed to the Stewards or Rev Jade Bath who will arrange to meet with the complainant and attempt to resolve the complaint. If the complaint cannot be resolved, consideration will be given to invoking the complaints system of the Methodist Church which will involve initially speaking with the Local Complaints Officer for the Circuit. (amended March 16)

  1. j) Review

This policy will be reviewed annually by the Church Council. The date of the next review
is 4th March 2016. (or as close to this date as possible)

  1. k) Key concepts and definitions
  2. i) Vulnerable Adults: any adult aged 18 or over who, by reason of mental or other disability, age, illness or other situation is permanently or for the time being unable to take care of her or himself, or to protect her or himself from significant harm or exploitation.
  3. ii) Safeguarding and protecting children or vulnerable adults from maltreatment; preventing impairment of their health and ensuring safe and effective care.

iii)    Adult/child protection is a part of safeguarding and promoting welfare. This refers to the activity which is undertaken to protect children/specific adults who are suffering or are at risk of suffering significant harm, including neglect.

  1. iv) Abuse and neglect may occur in a family, in a community and in an institution. It may be perpetrated by a person or persons known to the child or vulnerable adult or by strangers; by an adult or by a child. It may be an infliction of harm or a failure to prevent harm.

Dated    4/3/15

 

“Ease in2 Sunday”

We will be serving a continental style breakfast from 9.45 – 11.00 with coffee until 12.00 noon.  Sunday papers will also be available.

 


Family Fun Day

First Saturday of each month 1.00pm – 2.30pm at Keelby Chapel

Crafts, Cooking, Games & Fun Activities


Divorce Recovery Workshop

Recently divorced or separated from a significant relationship?  Or

Divorced or separated for some time?

Whatever stage: this workshop helps people have a better understanding of what they are going through.  It also provides support from others in similar situations.

Starts Wed 2nd March 2011 at 7.00pm – 9.00pm for six weeks at The Edge, Keelby.

For more information and to book a place ring or text 07582 742309

National Contact: www.drw.org.uk  07000 781889


Prayer Time

We are holding regular short prayer times in the Prayer Chapel at Keelby at 12.30pm. They will be on Wednesdays (silent prayer), Thursdays and Fridays (1.00pm), for app 30 minutes.  Look out for prayer request forms around the building.  Any request made will be treated in the strictest confidence and will not be discussed outside of the prayer times.

 


 

Village Walks

The next walks are: March 20th and 17th April, we look forward to seeing you on this date.

We meet at the Methodist Chapel for a walk of about 3 or 4 miles at a gentle pace at 2p.m. All are very welcome to join us.

If you require further information please contact Peter Ede Tel.883625.

 


Events at The Edge

Creative Craft Group

Banner – We have almost come to the end of this project.  We have pinned the banner and hung it in the vestry so that we can see where to fit the last few crosses.  If you are sewing madly then please keep going!  We are having a whole day working to finish the banner on 21st March and so if you have a cross almost done we would like it by that date.

The Edge Club

Come and join the friendship club which will meet up every First Monday on the Month at 2.00 to 4.00pm. The cost will be £2.00 per session which will include refreshment.

This month we will meet on 4th April.   Our speaker is Heather Holt presenting her selection of Animal Poems, ‘Feathers, Fins and Furs.’

Knit and Natter

Come and join us to Knit, Crochet or Sew together over a coffee on Wednesday morning app.10 till 12.  You won’t get any more of your work done, buts it’s fun to work together!

Sew Pretty

Would you like to learn to sew, make pretty fabric articles and enjoy a chat?  Our needlecraft classes have now recommenced on Wednesday mornings at the Edge, 10.00am to 12 noon, (starting again on Wed 30th March).  Tutor: Heather Holt  Fee: £5.00 per session (including basic materials)  Any queries to Heather on 01469 560914  No experience is necessary and you can bring your own sewing project along if you wish.

Gentle Keep Fit

To Christian Music every Thursday 2.00 to 3.00 pm., £1 per session

Tutor Patricia Papps.

Card Making Class

These run on Wednesdays (1.30 – 3.00) and Fridays (2.15 – 3.45).  If you are interested in joining one of these session please phone Deidre on 07716 084616.  Niether class is meeting on 16th and 18th March but do continue the next week.

 


Kids N Us

Fridays 10.00am to 11.30pm for pre-school children and their Mums/Dads.


Guides

7.00pm to 8.30pm