In the heart of heighington and open to all

You are certain of a warm welcome at St Michael’s. Come

along to one of our services and worship God in a friendly and

inviting atmosphere. We have both Church of England and

Methodist members. The parish also has a second small

church, St Andrew’s, at Bolam. We are proud of our strong links

with Heighington CE Primary School.

If you come to a service at 9.30am on a Sunday or at 10am on a Thursday, please join us for tea or coffee and biscuits afterwards, with a pleasant chat, and also purchase items from the Traidcraft stall or bookshelf.
The recently refurbished church tower was originally a watch-tower and signal station but now provides a reference point, representing peace of a different sort. People have worshipped here for centuries St Michael’s has stood since Norman times and today Christians are working out what it means to be followers of Jesus Christ in our own times too. Our church is the centre of the village, and as a congregation we seek to be identified with the community of which we are a part.
The recently refurbished church tower was originally a watch- tower and signal station but now provides a reference point, representing peace of a different sort. People have worshipped here for centuries St Michael’s has stood since Norman times and today Christians are working out what it means to be followers of Jesus Christ in our own times too. Our church is the centre of the village, and as a congregation we seek to be identified with the community of which we are a part.
Interested in joining the Friends of St Michael’s, Heighington? – Contact Revd Lissa Scott for details
St Michael’s  Church, Heighington
A warm welcome to everyone
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Display: In accordance with our adoption of the House of Bishops ‘Promoting a Safer Church; safeguarding policy statement’. The PCC will display posters and include details on our website giving: o Contact details of the PSO, Churchwarden and any other local leaders. o Contact details for the Diocesan Safeguarding Team – including phone, email and website details. o Information about where to get help with child and adult safeguarding issues, domestic abuse and key helplines e.g. Childline o Provide access to a hard copy Parish Safeguarding Handbook (see separate Handbook) o Provide access to a hard copy of the Diocese Safeguarding Manual Review and Report Progress: The PSO will regularly report on safeguarding in the parish. Safeguarding will be a standing agenda item at each PCC meeting. At the APCM the PCC will provide an annual report in relation to safeguarding. In the PCC’s annual report will be a statement which reports on progress and a statement as to whether or not the PCC has complied with the duty to have “due regard” to the House of Bishops’ guidance in relation to safeguarding. Working with the Methodist Circuit Parish has an informal Covenant agreement with the Bishop Auckland and Shildon Methodist Circuit to share premises and worship. The Church of England Safeguarding Policy will be followed, including where to seek advice in urgent situations in line with the practice guidance. In the event of a specific safeguarding concern, we will ensure that our Methodist partners are informed. Hire of church premises Any agreement with any person/body wishing to hire church premises will contain a provision whereby the person/body hiring the premises agrees to comply with the relevant safeguarding guidance issued by the House of Bishops and the diocese. The hire agreement will contain a provision whereby all those hiring church premises are required to ensure that children and vulnerable adults are protected at all times, relevant staff have had appropriate DBS checks and that all reasonable steps have been taken to prevent injury, illness, loss or damage occurring. Anyone hiring church premises for reasons that are not covered by the church insurance must carry full public liability insurance for this. Clergy vacancy During an interregnum the PCC will, working with the churchwardens, ensure that all information about safeguarding matters is securely stored before passing the information on to the new incumbent. The departing incumbent must give the safeguarding information to the Parish Safeguarding Officer who can pass the information on to the new incumbent when he/she takes up his new role. Signed ............................................................Vicar ..…………………………………………Churchwarden Chair of PCC Deputy Chair of PCC
More information with regard to Safeguarding in the Church of England, including Promoting a Safer Church, House of Bishops Policy Statement 2017 can be viewed on the Church of England website see https://www.churchofengland.org/more/safeguarding/policy- practice-guidance
The C of E has just issued guidelines that everyone should be strongly encouraged to wear face coverings at church, including worshippers and volunteers, as well as clergy.
St Michael’s  Church, Heighington

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A WARM WELCOME TO ALL
Interested in joining the Friends of St Michael’s, Heighington? – Contact Revd Lissa Scott for details
St Michael’s  Church, Heighington
Bride and Groom, Emily and Michael Morris, with some of the flowers arranged for their wedding at St Michael’s on 25 August 2018.
The C of E has just issued guidelines that everyone should be strongly encouraged to wear face coverings at church, including worshippers and volunteers, as well as clergy.
Interested in joining the Friends of St Michael’s, Heighington? – Contact Revd Lissa Scott for details
St Michael’s  Church, Heighington
A warm welcome to everyone
Wedding Flowers
Bride and Groom, Emily and Michael Morris, and the flowers at St Michael’s for their wedding
The C of E has just issued guidelines that everyone should be strongly encouraged to wear face coverings at church, including worshippers and volunteers, as well as clergy.
Interested in joining the Friends of St Michael’s, Heighington? – Contact Revd Lissa Scott for details
St Michael’s  Church, Heighington
A warm welcome to everyone
Wedding Flowers
Bride and Groom, Emily and Michael Morris, with some of the flowers arranged for their wedding at St Michael’s on August 25th 2018.
The C of E has just issued guidelines that everyone should be strongly encouraged to wear face coverings at church, including worshippers and volunteers, as well as clergy.
Interested in joining the Friends of St Michael’s, Heighington? – Contact Revd Lissa Scott for details
St Michael’s  Church, Heighington
A warm welcome to everyone
Wedding Flowers
Bride and Groom, Emily and Michael Morris, with some of the flowers arranged for their wedding at St Michael’s on 25 August 2018.
The C of E has just issued guidelines that everyone should be strongly encouraged to wear face coverings at church, including worshippers and volunteers, as well as clergy.
Interested in joining the Friends of St Michael’s, Heighington? – Contact Revd Lissa Scott for details
St Michael’s  Church, Heighington
A warm welcome to everyone
Wedding Flowers
Bride and Groom, Emily and Michael Morris, with some of the flowers arranged for their wedding at St Michael’s on 25 August 2018.
The C of E has just issued guidelines that everyone should be strongly encouraged to wear face coverings at church, including worshippers and volunteers, as well as clergy.