It is now five years since the Safeguarding course “Creating Safer Space” Foundation module was issued by the Methodist Church and many people holding office in the Bury St Edmund Circuit received their training. The subject of abuse is constantly in the headlines. The Methodist Church has conducted a “Past cases review”, investigating in depth previous cases of abuse and allegations of abuse.

A revised course has been produced and all people who hold offices within the Methodist Church are required to attend. There is also a repeat of the “Creating Safer Space” Foundation module for those newly in post who have not yet undertaken Methodist Church Safeguarding training. All courses are at 7:30pm. The three retraining courses will be the same at the three venues.  A list of people required to attend can be found at

Retraining courses. Dates and venues:

Wednesday 11th October              Old Newton Methodist Church

Tuesday 24th October                     St John’s Methodist Church, Sudbury

Thursday 9th November                Trinity Methodist Church, Bury St Edmunds

Newcomer’s course. Date and venue

Wednesday 15th November         St John’s Methodist Church, Sudbury 

As before Rob Wood and Rev John Boardman will run the courses. Please contact Jenny Benfield, the Bury St Edmunds Circuit Safeguarding Officer, to arrange to attend a course.

Phone 01284 702157