Welcome

Welcome to St Bert’s Church, Norton Parish

We are a lively and friendly Church, serving the homes and businesses of Windmill Hill, Norton and Murdishaw, which together comprise Norton Parish.

If you look at the next few pages you will find out more about us -where to find us and how to contact us, as well as information about our services and activities. You will also see our vision for being here, and our mission statement along with other news.

We are actively involved in our local community, and work closely with the other churches of Runcorn.

Together we want to help all ages find in the love of Jesus Christ, fullness of life and joy, help for the present (whatever that may be) and a sure hope for the future right into eternity.

“All parishes are required to participate in a Past Cases Review, commissioned by the Church of England. PCR2, as it is known nationally, is part of the Church’s ongoing scrutiny of its handling of past and current safeguarding cases. An Independent Reviewer will be looking at files relating to church officers in this parish, both lay and ordained, past and present. 
“Individuals who wish to make representations to the PCR2 process, or who need to come forward with information or make any disclosures, are encouraged to make direct contact with the 
Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser on 07703 800031 or by email. However, recognising that this may not feel safe for those with a lived experience of abuse from within the Church, a dedicated telephone helpline – 0800 80 20 20 – operated independently from the Church, by the NSPCC, has been set up.”

 We are committed to Safeguarding Children, Young People, Victims/perpetrators of Domestic Abuse and Vulnerable Adults.

St Bert’s Church takes its duty and obligation to protect all, extremely seriously. We have adopted the national Church of England’s robust procedures and guidelines. You can find out more about the national policies and procedures at www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding.

If you have any safeguarding concerns or issues of a safeguarding matter then you can find useful contact information at www.chester.anglican.org/social-responsibility/safeguarding

https://www.churchofengland.org/more/safeguarding

Our Parish Safeguarding Officer is Rev Dr Steve Torr, who may be contacted at church, by phone at 01928 716523 or 07432868759 or by email vicar@stbertschurch.org.uk.