Other Parish Policies

Below are the policies that apply to us. We ask users of our buildings to respect these policies.

  • Environmental Policy
  • Health & Safety Policy
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Conflict of Interest Policy

The Parochial Church Council undertakes to take environmental concerns fully into account in our care of the church buildings and churchyards and in our catering, projects, community activities, mission, worship, study, education, training, pastoral care, administrative and other programmes.

The Environmental policy can be read and downloaded HERE.

The Parochial Church Council (hereafter the PCC) as occupier of the premises (St Augustine’s, St Giles’ and St Luke’s Churches) will ensure, in so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of any employees, voluntary workers, members of the congregation, licensed users of church premises and members of the public, as well as all persons contracted to carry out work on church premises, in discharge of their general duty of care under the Health & Safety at Work (HASAW) Act 1974 (as amended) and of obligations under specific relevant Regulations made under the Act.

The Health and Safety Policy can be read and downloaded HERE

The Parish of the Ascension celebrates and welcomes rather than tolerates diversity in our organisation and in society as a whole. It is therefore committed to proactive equal opportunities and welcomes all people, taking a positive view of age, caring responsibilities, gender, disability, racial/ethnic origin, religion, HIV or other health-related status, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. The Parochial Church Council (hereafter PCC) will not tolerate any breaches of this Policy and will endeavour to ensure that all its activities and other policies are in accordance with this policy

The Equal Opportunities Policy can be read and downloaded HERE.

The PCC is committed to ensuring its decisions and decision-making processes are, and are seen to be, free from personal bias and do not unfairly favour any individual connected with the charity. It is the policy of the PCC to ensure that every member understands what constitutes a conflict of interest and that they have a responsibility to recognise and declare any conflicts that might arise for them, document the conflict and the action(s) taken to ensure that the conflict does not affect the decision making of the organisation.

The Conflict of Interest Policy can be read and downloaded HERE.