St Mary and St Margaret Church

Safeguarding, Bookings & Contacts


PRIVATE HIRE

The Community Hall is a licensed facility and is available for one-off events including; birthday, engagement and family parties, baby showers, as a wedding reception venue, baptism/ christening celebrations and wakes / funeral receptions.

Our experienced in-house catering team offers
 high-quality, affordable hot & cold buffet catering.
(menus and rates can be found at the bottom of this page)

Maximum capacity of 80 seated

REGULAR BOOKINGS

If you are a looking for a venue to hold a regular class, meeting or group, please contact us for availability.

The Community Hall has availability for regular bookings for community groups and local charities, please enquire.

For further information regarding Community Hall bookings or any of our services and church groups please contact the Church and Community Hall office leaving your name, contact number and the nature of your enquiry and the relevant person will respond to you within 48 hours.

If you would like to arrange a viewing of the Community Hall with a view to booking the facility, please contact the office with your details and one of the Community Hall Management Team will arrange a mutually convenient time with you.

Telephone number: 0121 747 1270
Office Open Hours are;  Monday, Tuesday & Thursday; 9am-1pm. (These hours may vary during school holidays)
 
To contact us by email please use the contact form at the bottom of the page. Sample menus at the bottom of the page.


SAFEGUARDING

St Mary & St Margaret Church is committed to keeping children and adults, who may be vulnerable, safe from harm. The PCC of St Mary & St Margaret is committed to the safeguarding principles adopted by the House of Bishops and have appointed Safeguarding leads and adopted Safeguarding policies, in line with Church of England requirements. All clergy, readers, staff and volunteers who work with children, young people and vulnerable adults are DBS checked.

If a child or adult tells you that they are being abused...
* Keep calm. Listen. Keep listening. Give them time...
* Reassure them that they are not to blame
* Don't question them or investigate
* Don't promise confidentiality
* Tell them what you are going to do
* Make notes of what is said - dates, times, events and sign the notes
* Tell your parish safeguarding coordinator or vicar

Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinator and Domestic Violence contact:

Victoria Jorden
Tel: 0121 783 3515 / 07958 597 353
victoria.jorden@btinternet.com

CHILDLINE 0800 1111
www.childline.org.uk/pages/home.aspx

NSPCC Helpline 0808 800 5000

Children's Advocat

Laura Fallows
Tel: 07816 547759
loopynurse@hotmail.com

Adult's Advocats:


Shirley Middlesmass
Tel: 0121 246 5935
shirleymiddlemass@hotmail.com

Rev. Margaret MacLachlan
Tel: 07721 475 942
revmac@talktalk.net

If you have any concerns about a child or vulnerable adult, or about someone who works for or volunteers for the Church of England - Birmingham please contact:

Bishop’s Safeguarding Adviser: 07342 993844

Domestic Abuse Policy

The Parish of St Mary and St Margaret recognises that all forms of domestic abuse are wrong and must stop. We are committed to promoting and supporting environments which:
  • Ensure that all people feel welcomed, respected and safe from abuse;
  • Protect those vulnerable to domestic abuse from actual or potential harm;
  • Recognise equality amongst people and within relationships;
  • Enable and encourage concerns to be raised and responded to appropriately and consistently. We recognise that:
    • all forms of domestic abuse cause damage to the survivor and express an imbalance of power in the relationship;
    • all survivors (regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity) have the right to equal protection from all types of harm or abuse;
    • domestic abuse can occur in all communities;
    • domestic abuse may be a single incident, but is usually a systematic, repeated pattern which escalates in severity and frequency;
    • domestic abuse, if witnessed or overheard by a child, is a form of abuse by the perpetrator of the abusive behaviour;
    • working in partnership with children, adults and other agencies is essential in promoting the welfare of any child or adult suffering abuse.

We will endeavour to respond to domestic abuse by:  

In all our activities – valuing, listening to and respecting both survivors and alleged or known perpetrators of domestic abuse. In our publicity – raising awareness about other agencies, support services, resources and expertise, through providing information in public and women-only areas of relevance to survivors, children and alleged or known perpetrators of domestic abuse.
When concerns are raised – ensuring that those who have experienced abuse can find safety and informed help and working with the appropriate statutory bodies during an investigation into domestic abuse, including when allegations are made against a member of the church community.
In our care – ensuring that informed and appropriate pastoral care is offered to any child, young person or adult who has suffered abuse and identifying and outlining the appropriate relationship of those with pastoral care responsibilities with both survivors and alleged or known perpetrators of domestic abuse.

If you have any concerns or need to talk to anyone please contact:
Victoria Jorden Tel: 07958 597 353
victoria.jorden@btinternet.com

Other Useful Contacts:
Bishop’s Safeguarding Adviser 07342 993 844
National Domestic Violence Helpline 0808 2000 247
Birmingham & Solihull Women’s Aid 0808 800 0028
Men’s Advice Line 0808 801 0327
Galop (LGBT) 0800 999 5428
Action on Elder Abuse 0808 808 8141 download pdf Safeguarding policy 2019
GDPR - your personal data

At St Mary and St Margaret Church and Community Hall your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential and will only be shared with other members of the church in order to carry out a service to other church members or for purposes connected with the church. We will only share your data with third parties outside of the parish with your consent. 
Please read our privacy notice below. download pdf Privacy Notice
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Buffet and Afternoon Tea Menu
We cater for all occasions
see our range of sample menus below. download pdf Menu
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Corporate Events, Conference Facilities & Meetings
Full day, half day and evening packages available.
Bespoke packages upon request.
see rates and menus below. download pdf Rates & Menus













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St Mary and St Margaret Church
Old Chester Road, Castle Bromwich
Birmingham B36 9DE

Tel: 0121 747 1270
Email: info@stmaryandstmargaret.co.uk

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