St. Columba’s Church

Promoting a Safer Church

The care and protection of children, young people and adults involved in Church activities is the responsibility of everyone who participates in the life of the Church.

Our Commitments

  • Promoting a safer environment and culture
  • Safely recruiting and supporting all those with any responsibility related to children and vulnerable adults
  • Responding promptly to every safeguarding concern or allegation
  • Caring pastorally for victims/survivors of abuse or other affected persons
  • Caring pastorally for those who are the subject of concerns/allegations of abuse and other affected persons
  • Responding to those that may pose a present risk

iF YOU ARE CONCERNED that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice from a Safeguarding Adviser or if necessary, report the matter to the Local Authority Social Care Services or the Police without delay.

Local contacts available to speak to if you have any concerns

Name: Joyce Keetley Role: Parish Safeguarding Coordinator
Tel: 07791804679 Email:
Name: Dr Andrew Brittlebank Role: Benefice Safeguarding Officer
Tel: 07740224324 Email:
Name: Charles Proctor Role: Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser
Tel: 07458016884 Email:
Local Authority Social Services: 0333 240 1727

If there is an immediate risk or danger please contact the police on 101



v  NSPCC: 0808 800 5000 v  Samaritans: 116 123
v  Childline: 0800 1111 v  Family Lives: 0808 800 2222
v  Stop It Now: 0808 1000 900 v  National Domestic Violence: 0808 2000 247
v  NAPAC: 0808 801 0331 v  Action On Elder Abuse: 080 8808 8141


Safeguarding Policy Jan 2019 Warcop with Musgrave

Promoting a Safer Church (1)



Church of England Services

St Columba’s, Warcop and St Theobald’s,  Great Musgrave

October 2017


October 1st

10.45 am   Holy Communion                                          St Columba’s,  Warcop

October 8th 

9.00am     Holy Communion                                           St Theobald’s, Musgrave

10.30       Churches Together Harvest Festival           Methodist Chapel, Warcop

2.00pm    Harvest Thanksgiving                                                 St. Theobald’s, Musgrave

October 15th

10.45       Holy Communion                                           St. Columba’s, Warcop

October 22nd

10.00am  Holy Communion                                            St. Theobald’s Musgrave

October 29th

10.45      Heart of Eden Holy Communion                   Murton and Dufton


Church Cleaning St Columba’s     Saturday 28th October 10.00am


St. Columba’s, Warcop

Warcop stands half way between Brough and Appleby, and the parish comprises the villages of Warcop and Sandford and the hamlet of Bleatarn. It once included also the small village of Burton, lying under the lee of the Pennines to the north of the roman road (the A66), but this was demolished in World War II by the army which now uses the surrounding fellside for infantry training.

Warcop (“Warthe-coppe”) means “the hill where ruins mark the road,” – perhaps a reference to the bronze-age stone circle that once stood bedside the roman road. Its church existed by the mid-twelfth century, when it belonged to a local magnate of Anglo-Norman-Norse blood called Torphin, who was probably the one who chose its dedication to St Columba, the Celtic saint from Iona. The church was enlarged with transepts and chantry-chapels in the thirteenth century, survived Scottish armies in the fourteenth-century, and enjoyed progressive repair and improvement every century thereafter. Today it is grade I listed for its beautiful interior and its fine early Georgian oak pews. Inside the south door are hung the rushbearing crosses and floral crowns which are replaced every year at a substantial village ceremony on St Peter’s day, 29th June.

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Picture of Crosses and floral Crowns