St Luke's is a church in the mainstream of the Anglican Communion.
Ours is a Central Churchmanship tradition - a tradition informed by both Reformed and Catholic influences.
That puts St Luke’s (with most Anglican parishes in Australia) squarely in the centre of Anglicanism and Anglican practice worldwide.
We hold firm to scripture, the Eucharist and liturgy in our faith and life.
We prize biblical preaching, order, sound liturgy (traditional and contemporary), the riches of church music and the “beauty of holiness” in worship.
We respect the equal leadership and ministry of women and men in the Church.
Mission and social justice are important to us.
Ecumenically minded, we share regularly in worship and discussion with other local churches, Anglican and non-Anglican, through our membership of the Mosman/Neutral Bay Inter-Church Council and the NSW Ecumenical Council.
ST LUKES MOSMAN CHILD-SAFE AND CHILD-FRIENDLY POLICY
We want children and young people who participate in our parish worship and activities to have a safe and happy experience. We support and respect our children, young people, staff and volunteers.
Our policy guides staff and volunteers on how to behave with children in our church. It focuses on how to promote children’s participation and make it safer for them.
SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN’S PARTICIPATION
St Luke’s supports active participation of children. We listen to children’s views, respect what they say and involve them when we make decisions, especially about matters that will directly affect them.
SUPPORT FOR STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS
- We promote respect, fairness and consideration for all staff and volunteers.
- All staff and volunteers have the support and supervision of the Rector or another senior person in the parish.
- All staff and volunteers will receive a copy of relevant policies and codes of practice.
SELECTION OF THE WORKFORCE
- St Lukes Mosman will maintain a rigorous and consistent recruitment, screening and selection process
- In this process we will use references, the Prohibited Employment Declaration, and the Working With Children Check.
DEALING WITH COMPLAINTS
- We will advertise the channel for registering concerns and complaints in our parish bulletin and through our website.
- We will maintain a dedicated contact telephone number for the Safety in Ministry Representative and advertise this number.
COMMUNICATION OF THIS POLICY
- All staff and volunteers will be informed of our Policy.
- New staff and volunteers will be briefed on our Policy from when they
- Children and parents will receive copies of our Policy.
REVIEW OF THIS POLICY
This Policy will be reviewed every two years and will incorporate suggestions
from staff, volunteers, children and parents.